Category: About

Building, Expanding, and Building Some More!

Posted on September 13, 2018 in About

Do we have some exciting news to share with you!

We are building, expanding, and building even more as we strive for a better experience for our Extended Family members.

Since June 21st, the Upper Room has become the new exclusive Wine Club Members Lounge!  What does this mean? It means as a Wine Club Family member, you will be able to enjoy an exclusive area featuring bar tastings, wine by the glass, and sit-down tasting service daily as part of your membership. Small bites and appetizers will be added to the available array from noon to five Friday through Sunday for a nominal charge. No need to make reservations any longer!  However, if you are a Reserve member, you can call your wine club team and have them reserve a table just for you.

Fear not!  The Upper Room guided tasting experience will return. A new sit-down tasting experience area is expected to open in late Spring of 2019.

Wilson Creek will continue to host sit-down wine tastings at special events during the year in the Upper Room Wine Club Lounge so you will not miss out on the sit-down experience.  Watch your email and our website for date and time announcements.

In the meantime, we invite you, as a wine club member, to join us for a glass or two in the Lounge from Noon until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday!

We are excited about expanding our facilities once again and bringing you the very best wine tasting experience in the valley.  As always, we look forward to seeing you and sharing the beautiful views from the second floor, and of course some very special wines!

Oh! Let’s not forget about our current expansion excitement! Learn more by clicking here on “Our good problem to have, but still a problem that needs fixing,” and what we are doing about it!

Cheers!

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Wilson Creek Takes Wine Tasting to a New Level

Posted on September 7, 2017 in About

UPPER ROOM IS NOW OPEN!

Open 12 noon – 5 pm, seven days a week!

For an elevated wine tasting experience, join us on the second floor overlooking the courtyard and vineyards in our NEW Upper Room! Tasting are $50 per person ($25 for wine club members) and will include a guided tasting of our most exclusive reserve wines with small food pairings exclusively designed by our Executive Chef. Bottle service is also available on the outside patio for more secluded atmosphere to enjoy the beautiful view of the winery grounds and vineyards!

To make a reservation today, click here!

Keep reading for some FAQs answered by one of our owners, Mick Wilson:

As a Sommelier, when I visit other wineries I really enjoy those times where I could sit down and learn about the winery and the wine in a quiet, more personal setting. So, as you can imagine, I am excited that we will be offering an “elevated” wine experience in our new Upper Room, the area on the second floor above the Tasting Room. I know many are wondering, “what is it?”. Here are some answers that may help.

How will this be different from the tasting experience now?

Right now our tasting room offers a “stand up at bar” experience, which is fun and informative. I love tasting at a bar at wineries, but there is something magical about sitting down, relaxing, and really focusing on the wine. So, in addition to the tasting we currently offer downstairs, we are offering a separate “sit-down” experience on the second floor. In the Upper Room, you will be guided through a flight of four to five Library Wines, Reserve Wines, and Special Selection Wines. These wines will be paired with bite-sized foods, prepared by our Executive Chef. Our trained wine servers will be present to answer any questions and guide you along the experience. These wines will be served in Riedel Stemware, which is the most prestigious, crystal wine stemware in the world. Seating will be inside or outside on the balcony overlooking the grounds. A sit-down wine and food pairing experience will last about 60-80 minutes.

What about wine classes?

Later in the year we will be launching some new wine classes for you to enjoy. Some classes to look forward to are dessert and wine pairings, holiday food pairings, Temecula wines vs. other appellations, and more! If you are interested in a certain type of class or have a fun idea, we would love to hear from you! E-mail your ideas to info@wilsoncreekwinery.com. If we choose your idea, you will receive four free passes to a wine class of your choice, maybe the one you e-mailed in!

This place looks amazing, can I book an event here?

Yes, it will be available for wedding receptions and private parties. We can also tailor a wine tasting for a larger group or business. Keep an eye out for more details to come.

When will it be open?

NOW! Make your reservation today! Follow us on our social media accounts to stay in the loop as well.

Mick Wilson (Owner, COO, Sommelier)

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Pardon our pixie dust..

Posted on March 3, 2017 in About

We are finally well underway with our Tasting Room Expansion and improvements at Wilson Creek. No, you don’t need a hard hat when you visit, that’s just a fun picture. During the construction, our team will be laser focused on making your visit the best experience possible. We always strive to make you, our guest, feel warm and welcomed, construction or no construction. We are going the extra mile working days and through the night to minimize as much ancillary construction dust and noise as possible. We are proud of what we are doing and can’t wait to have it ready for all of you to enjoy. If you want to see what we are doing as well as keep track of our progress, go on our website, there you will find a 3D video fly through rendering or check it out on our You Tube Channel. It’s pretty cool! Keep up with all of our exciting news, events, sales and more by following us on FacebookInstagramTwitterPinterest, and You Tube.

As Always,

Cheers

Bill Wilson

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The Love Story…

Posted on February 17, 2017 in About

Even though Valentine’s Day is just behind us, keep your love flourishing with those small gestures! Showing how much you care about your significant other is key to keeping your relationship strong! Our very own Rosie and Gerry are a perfect example, being married for 63 Years! As Rosie would say, “Marriage isn’t 50/50, it’s 80/80,” and that is what she always tells our brides!

Rosie and Gerry being the foundation of Wilson Creek, and building upon their legacy, is what makes our Winery so special. If you have had the pleasure of meeting them, you know what wonderful people they are. You can just see the love that they have for each other and that love spreads to everyone around them. Check out this super adorable article that The Valley Business Journal wrote this month about Rosie and Gerry and their Love Story for the Ages…

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Farm to Table for Your Tummy

Posted on June 19, 2014 in About
The Creekside Grille is committed to providing nothing but the best for their customers. The Grille is a dedicated ‘farm to table’ restaurant. Farm to table refers to the elimination of processed, unhealthy foods and bringing a focus back to healthy, fresh, creative, simple yet tasty dishes. Partnering with local companies allows the Grille to place emphasis on using locally-sourced, sustainably produced, seasonal ingredients to bring you the best in healthy, tasty, environmentally-friendly dining. Browse the menu and you may notice the names of companies next to produce or other ingredient. These are the companies that we work with to provide a true farm to table experience for you.
 
Crows Pass Farms supplies the Grille with the highest quality organic produce, hitting your plate within 24 hours from being pulled from the ground. It also helps that this farm is as local as you can get. It’s located right here in Temecula Wine Country.
 
Wings Shadow Hacienda is part of a local Community Supported Agriculture program. They also supply the Grille with high-quality organic produce.
 
Sage Mountain Farms – Unlike most cattle, Sage Mountain beef steers are “green fed.” They get to feast on an organic salad bar buffet of fresh watermelon, eggplant, onion, potatoes, tomatoes, butternut squash plants, alfalfa, wheat grasses and other forages.
The result is beef that is healthy and nutritious with a flavor that can’t be matched by any other cattle grower.
 
Harris Ranch provides the Grille with a true, organic, no-hormone product. Harris Ranch has a uniquely integrated beef production system where cattle are sourced, fed and humanely processed exclusively by Harris Ranch. Few, if any beef companies (other than Harris Ranch), can claim they control all aspects of production.
 
Shelton Farms supplies the Grille with high quality, free-range, and hormone-free chicken. They will only distribute their produce to restaurants or companies within a 200-mile radius.
 
Cook Pigs Ranch is not a large commercial farming/ranching business. Located in neighboring Julian, they maintain a small, boutique ranching operation, which allows their pigs to be free range and grow slowly in a beautiful and humane environment. Their pigs feed freely on grass, roots, natural herbs, acorns and nuts. No hormones or non-natural supplements are used to speed up the growth process.
 
Chef Steve Stawinski is a true farm to table chef. By using extremely fresh, local, natural ingredients, he creates dishes that are not only savory and good for you, but good for the planet, too.
Join us for brunch or lunch and see for yourself!

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