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“Really not impressed with the wines - light and vinegary”
Review of Doffo Winery

Doffo Winery
Ranked #12 of 94 things to do in Temecula
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

I prefer really good red wines, which is what I was told this place had in abundance. I went for the premium tasting menu and was stunned at the mediocrity. They told me it was a matter of laying the wines down for another 3 years or so, and they did not use the whole grape in the fermentation. What this results in is a very light, acidic and vinegary wine. The so called reserve was $69 a bottle and just not worth it. I spent the last 7 years in the UK and bought and drank Aussie, French, South African and Italian wines. The US west coast cabs, merlots, and blends from paso robles, sonoma and napa can hold their own with the french and others. In the end, I went to a wine store in encinitas and bought a mixed case of california and aussie reds. Will really have to pay much closer attention next time. My fault for not reading Trip Advisor first.

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Reviewed February 20, 2014

The family atmosphere and sense of camaraderie is great. Their wines are excellent, albeit a little pricey. Try the empanadas. Yum!

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Reviewed January 24, 2014

We visited with a group of nearly seventy and were very well taken care of by the Doffo family. Very friendly and knowledgeable about all that they do and the bonus is an incredible collection of vintage motorcycles and scooters. The empanadas served while we were tasting their wines were equally delicious.

Thank JPWOTG
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Nearly at the end of the wine trail, you not only get to try small production wines, but also get to see MotoDoffo -- a >100 strong collection of vintage motorcycles and scooters. These bikes are set up around the entire tasting room, barrel room, and yard. In fact, a carburetor is set within a wine barrel as part of the tasting room decor! Alas, some of the wines suggest they may have accidentally mixed their two passions on a few of the blends. However, the staff is very friendly, and the tasting fee ($10) is very modest for 6 pours. One of the unique highlights with the Merlot was service with a Chimichurri: this is a traditional Argentinean Salsa made by finely chopping together canola oil, balsamic vinegar with fresh garlic, parsley, oregano, and Argentinean spices. The tasting flight ended with a blend of 7 vintages into a single Port, paired with Hershey mini-chocolate chips. Given a 15 year history, maybe this will be worth it again in another decade.

Thank Lestertheinvestor
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Must meet the Owner "Marcelo" and his son the wine maker "Damien" to complement the great boutique wines and history behind this family owned winery as well as behind each wine. Great experience and amazing wines!

Thank Roger S
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