Add a glass of wine to the experience, and psychiatrists could become an endangered species.
The West Coast is a hub of American wine, so it makes sense that it also would lead the way in winery concert series.
Thornton Winery in Temecula, Calif. (north of San Diego) continues to build on its national and critically acclaimed reputation as one of the finest outdoor venues. The intimate and acoustically superb Mediterranean fountain terrace, overlooking the beautiful Temecula wine country, offers a concert experience unmatched in Southern California.
2016 will mark the 28th year of Thornton’s Champagne Jazz Series, and its schedule is expected to be unveiled very soon.
In past years, I’ve been able to identify concert dates a little early by going to the websites of artists who often play the venue. This year, however, it looks like there’s a tight lid on the schedule, so we’ll just have to wait until the winery announces it.
You can sign up for updates here: https://www.thorntonwine.com/champagne-jazz-series/.
By the way, the best way to see a show at Thornton is to pre-order the gourmet supper package. That will get you up-close parking, reserved table seating and a great meal prior to the concert, not to mention some shade — which can be a big deal in Temecula during the summer.
In my experience, while is costs quite a bit more to add the dinner package, it’s well worth it.