Temecula Wining and Dining: Part II

In Tuesday’s blog, we told you about five wineries in Southern California’s Temecula winegrowing district that offer memorable dining experiences in addition to wine tasting.

Today, we’ll share four more — which help make Temecula a true wining and dining destination.

• Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery.

Enjoy picturesque hilltop views of wine country with award-winning Mediterranean/American food made from local produce, gold medal-winning wines and wonderful service. Voted “Best Restaurant” for six straight years. (Open daily, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) 951-676-8231.

• The Restaurant at Leoness.

Alfresco dining featuring Italian and French dishes that emphasize fresh ingredients and unique flavors that complement Leoness wines. Warm hospitality and inspiring vineyard views complete the experience. (Open Friday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.) 951-302-7601.

•The Restaurant at Ponte Winery.

A “top 50 restaurant” for outdoor dining in the United States. Taste local produce and organic ingredients prepared by a skillful and passionate culinary team. (Open daily for lunch; dinner Friday and Saturday.) 951-694-8855.

• Vineyard Rose Restaurant at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa.

Winner of the 2011 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, the Vineyard Rose serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, prepared with the freshest local ingredients and expertly paired with award-winning wines. (Open daily; call for hours.) 951-587-9463.

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