thornton winery

Thornton Winery

2 for 1 Tasting

10% off wine purchases and 15% off case purchases

Private Winemaker Tour for 4 people- $250.00- This includes a wine flight of 4 tastings (2oz) per person and a complimentary souvenir glass for each person. The winemaker will take you through our facility and describe the wine process. Reservation in advance are required.


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Thornton Winery
Offer Details: We accept groups, Tours available, Reservation required for visits , Family-friendly, Pet-friendly, Food available on-site, Handicap accessible
Phone: (951) 699-0099
Hours: Sun-Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday-Saturday 10am-9pm
Please make reservations. We are different from most wineries and conduct our tastings with table service.

Besides producing sparkling wines through the Méthode Champenoise process, we also have an award winning restaurant that produces amazing food. We are open 7 days a week, also on all holidays. Our facility is known for hosting many Grammy Award-Winning/nominated artists like Melissa Etheridge, Chris Isaak, Kenny G, Chris Botti, and many more.

thornton winery

Nestled in the heart of the Temecula Valley Wine Country, Thornton Winery opened in 1988. The winerycombines old world style with new world taste to create award-winning and premium varietal wines. The Méthode Champenoise process is used because it has proven to be the best for producing fine quality Sparkling Wine/Champagne.

Thornton Winery’s old world charm and grace are most apparent when visiting the winery in Temecula. The winery, an elegant French-style chateau overlooking the graceful vineyards of the Temecula Valley, highlights Café Champagne, a breathtaking Fountain Terrace, Herb Garden, Gift Shop, and Champagne Lounge.

Thornton Winery’s winemaker, David Vergari, offers the famous Methode Champenoise Sparkling Champagne along with premium varietals still wines. The result is a world class group of sparkling and still wines that will amaze you.

Thornton Winery is proud of Café Champagne’s dedicated staff who have made the restaurant a Five Star Award-Winning gourmet establishment featuring “Contemporary Fusion Cuisine.” The winery is the perfect venue for the widely popular Champagne Jazz concert series, scheduled from April through October. Nationally renowned, Contemporary Jazz artists perform on the beautiful Fountain Terrace—the winery’s intimate, outdoor setting.

Thornton Winery offers fabulous facilities for Weddings, Winery Tours, Corporate Functions and Private Events.

Our Wines

We are “The Original Champagne House of Temecula.” We are known for our sparking wines and currently we are the only winery that produces multiple Méthode Champenoise sparkling wines in the Temecula Valley. Throughout the years we have been recognized in both still and sparkling wines.Here is a list of our recent medal winners:

Platinum- NV Brut Reserve
Gold- 2014 Cabernet Franc (91 points)
Gold- NV Blanc De Noirs (92 points)
Gold- NV Brut (95 Points)
Gold- 2015 Chardonnay (91 points)
Gold- 2014 Mourvedre (92 points)
Gold- 2014 Cabernet Franc (92 points)

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