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Ponte Winery

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Address: 35053 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4008
Phone Number: 19516948855
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A short drive from most cities in Southern California, amid the rolling...

A short drive from most cities in Southern California, amid the rolling hills of the Temecula Valley wine country, Ponte Winery awaits. After over 25 years of careful farming to supply other wineries throughout California, we opened our winery and restaurant in the summer of 2003. Since then, we have become the Temecula Valley benchmark for great service and the region's finest wines. Our motto is "If you like it, it's good wine"™ and we invite you to enjoy a day in the country at Ponte. We offer a personalized, one-on-one service during the week, and a lively and happening atmosphere on the weekend and we hope you will find your experience at our winery to be like no other.The Tasting Room is open 7 days a week, from 10am-5pm.Tasting includes 6 wine tastings and a Ponte wine glassMonday-Friday, $15 per personSaturdays & Sundays, $20 per personWe will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Please be advised that on the weekends (Saturday & Sundays) only Limos and Buses with a prior Limo Reservation will be allowed to enter the winery between 10am-12noon.

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Relaxing and beautiful

We needed a quick, last minute place to stay and Ponte Winery had rooms available. The staff was wonderful and very pleasant. The winery and hotel grounds are really relaxing and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
OCSteph2015
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Orange County, California
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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We needed a quick, last minute place to stay and Ponte Winery had rooms available. The staff was wonderful and very pleasant. The winery and hotel grounds are really relaxing and nice. We ended up joining the wine club, which gave us food and hotel discounts (bonus)! We liked it so much that we booked our next stay during the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking to wine taste to drink and enjoy the experience - go to Ponte. If you are looking to learn and buy - go elsewhere. The atmosphere is light and one of "buy your tasting". The Super T 2013 (super Tuscan) is worthy of a mention as it was drinkable as was the late harvest 2013, however,... More 

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Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful atmosphere for a wedding reception. The wine was very nice, both dry red and semi-sweet white.

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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Winery, responded to this review

We appreciate your review! Ponte has several beautiful wedding and reception venues to suit every taste. With stunning views and fantastic wines, this is definitely a great location to host or attend a special event! More 

Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds, darling farmhouse design and great smokehouse restaurant. Service staff excellent.Oh and did I mention delicious wines. This is my favorite Temecula winery.

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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to send a review. We are thrilled to be your favorite, and hope to see you back at the winery again soon! More 

Montreal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Ponte Vineyard was our first wine taste experience in Temecula, a sour-sweet. Easy access, we got there fresh and happy. The boutique and tasting area were beautiful, well decorated. The gentleman at the tasting counter was very professional, deep knowledge of wines and a nice warm approach. After couple of minutes of discussion, he saw that we were maybe interesting... More 

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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We understand that dining at The Restaurant at Ponte without a reservation on the weekend can result in a 2+ hour wait for a table. While we are constantly striving to improve, we will elevate your concerns. We are thrilled to hear that you were able to enjoy lunch at Bouquet Restaurant with the help... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I don't know which was worse the food or the service. This should not be surprising since Ponte wines are mediocre. I will definitely not be back

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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve our guests’ experiences, and regret to hear that we missed the mark during your visit. We hope you will give us another shot to wow you with the service and quality for which we are known. More 

Odessa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We stayed here for two nights. The beds were so comfortable and the room was well appointed. We received two complimentary bottles of their wonderful wine and then bought several more they were so outstanding. Don't forget to go to the fountain and listen to the frogs! We also ate dinner and the food was excellent. Great wine tasting room... More 

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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear that you had the opportunity to enjoy a stay in the country with us. Ponte Vineyard Inn is a beautiful property with some amazing amenities, but the frogs are definitely a surprising treat! We hope you are able to visit again soon! More 

Riverside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

The wines sampled are average, imho, and the tasting experience was purely mechanical. After visiting 9 locations, this was in the bottom third for quality and personality. Most tasting locations are more chatty/informative about what you're tasting and perhaps that engagement would have resulted in tasting something more to our liking.

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Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your response! It sounds like you were able to visit many Temecula wineries during your visit, and we are sorry to hear that we missed the mark with your tasting here at Ponte. We are always looking for ways to make your experience better, and we thank you for your feedback. We release new wines almost monthly,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this winery's Port wine! Ended up signing up to be a member to receive shipments of it! Very friendly staff! Great experience!

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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We agree that the Port is delicious, and signing up for the Wine Club is a great way to enjoy your new favorite on a regular basis. We hope you visit us out at the winery again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I recently celebrated my birthday at Ponte Winery with 12 of my closest friends. The food and service was spectacular! The place was packed with large groups that day (April 30th) and the wait staff didn't miss a beat. We were greeted by friendly hostess' and given baskets for our handbags when we were seated so that we didn't have... More 

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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you chose to celebrate with us at The Restaurant at Ponte! The vineyard views and food are always impressive, and the top-notch service and special details are definitely the icing on the cake. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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