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Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyard

Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyard Nestled at the end of Rancho California Road in Temecula Valley lies our family estate vineyard and winery. When the Wilson family acquired the 20-acre winery in 1996, our intentions were simple. We wanted to run a fun, family business producing great wines from the conducive climate and soil of the Temecula Valley. In fact, the only previous winemaking experience in our family was Gerry and Rosie Wilson's attempts to make dandelion and rhubarb wine in their basement in Minnesota! We've come quite a long way. Visit our section on Winemaking to meet our winemaker and to learn about our process. The challenge of the vineyards has won over our entire family. Gerry is in the tasting room and gives Wine Club tours, while Rosie cooks lunch every day for our staff. Bill is the General Manager who oversees the vineyard and winemaking while his wife Jenifer coordinates the many weddings. Libby Wilson Johns takes care of Human Resources and her husband, Craig, helps with large special events. Mick oversees the Wine Club and proudly reports it is the fastest growing club in California, while his wife, Deanna, handles Personalized Label design and distribution. If you have visited the winery, then you have seen the fabulous pavilion and gazebo and jazz stage. Weddings are our specialty, and we have had over 150 weddings. Plan your next private event with us and attend an upcoming winery event. Be sure to join our Wine Club to begin enjoying the special privileges of being part of our extended family.


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35960 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA, US, 92591 Email:
Phone: 951-699-9463 Web:
Fax: 951-695-9463
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  "Library Reserve" 1996 Inaugural Cabernet Sauvignon
According to Calabro, Wilson Creek's 1996 Cab was aged to perfection in a combination of both French and American oak barrels. This wine displays all the classic characteristics of a great Cabernet: cedar, cassis and hints of tobacco combine with excellent length and finish. After the exclusive release to Wilson Creek Wine Club members earlier, there are just 40 cases left today and they will go fast over the holidays! Sold in an elegant, velvet-lined black wine box. Value priced at just $100/bottle. Sorry, no discounts apply.
  Almond Champagne
This gold-medal winning champagne is also referred to as the "OH MY GOSH" champagne, because that is typically people's reaction when they try it at Wilson Creek Winery for their very first time. This white sparkling wine is naturally fermented, with just a hint of pure almond added so it's guaranteed to dazzle your guests. A must-have champagne to make any occasion extra special. Great with desserts, cuddling, hot tubs, picnics, fireplaces, brunches, and parties. Very popular at all the weddings here.
  Angelica Cream Sherry
Made from 100 year old vines. Angelica is considered the first wine made in California. It was used in ceremonies by the Padres in the California missions. Flavors of caramel and hazelnut. 18% alcohol.
A very popular northern Italian varietal that has taken off in California! Nuances of black cherry and plum, with a hint of raspberry. Aged in French oak.
  Commemorative JDRF Almond Champagne
Help us find a cure! Wilson Creek is proud to be a major sponsor of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and its mission to find a cure for diabetes. As such, we've produced a very special JDRF label for our famous Almond Champagne and have made it easy for you too to show your support in finding the cure. This debilitating illness effects over 18 million Americans, and a portion of the proceeds from your purchases of this specially designed commemorative bottle of Wilson Creek Almond Champagne today will be directly donated to JDRF National to help fund the research needed to find the cure and ensure a brighter future for all those awaiting a cure for diabetes!
  Decadencia Chocolate Port
Indulge yourself with a Port that will surprise you by its flavor, yet relax you with its smoothness. We took an astonishing 81 year old vine Zinfandel, made it into a dynamic Port, and then added a touch of Essence of Chocolate to make it even more delectable.
  Duet Late Harvest Cabernet/Zinfandel
Slightly sweet, this late harvested wine (harvested late October) is a blend of our Cabernet and Zinfandel grapes from our old estate vines.
  Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Flavors of currant, black cherry and plum are accented with soft tannins and a wonderful finish. Enjoyable now but patience has its rewards.
  Estate Chardonnay
With flavors of kiwi, its smooth and buttery taste will enlighten your palate.
  Estate Syrah
Rich flavors of dark cherry, vanilla, and nutmeg accent this bold and beautiful Syrah. It has firm tannins and sweet oak on the finish.
  Estate Zinfandel
Another amazing zin from our Estate Vineyard. This BOLD red exudes classic Zin aromas of rich black cherry, plum and currant.
  Golden Jubilee
A fun wine with a hint of sweetness. Flavors of ripe peach and pineapple. Bronze Medal!
  Grand Cuvee Champagne
Light and refreshing, and very fun. Great in Mimosas! A fun party champagne.
This premium Merlot has nuances of rich blackberry, raspberry, and oak. Barrel aged in French Oak. Though enjoyable now, this classic wine has the structure and intensity to improve with aging.
  Muscat Canelli
A seductive wine with overtones of tangerine, ripe apricot, honey, and wild honeysuckle.
  Petite Sirah
This elegantly delicious red is dark, lusty and lively with lots of blackberry and dark cherry flavor. It's rich and ripe and classy all at the same time.
  Pinot Mour
Don't let the name fool you! The little gem is 55% Mourvedre & 45% Pinot Noir and comes packed with incredibly rich and concentrated flavors. The Pinot Noir brings elements of spice, zest and dark cherry flavors while the Mourvedre adds depth, smoothness and a great finish.
  Quartet Blanc
A dynamic blend of four white Bordeaux varietals: Semillon, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. Exudes flavors of green apple, kiwi, grapefruit and vanilla.
Light-bodied and elegant with flavors of ripe peaches and pears. An exquisite Riesling!
  Sauvignon Blanc
Citrus flavors and lemon-grass aromas. An exceptional Sauvignon Blanc. Serve chilled.
  White Cabernet
Confused? Don't be! This is a true white wine made from a red Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Because there is no skin contact, the wine is sweeter and fruitier than a red Cabernet Sauvignon. You'll find this a unique, elegant and tasty favorite to serve with many dishes or to enjoy alone. Flavors of ripe peach, apricot, pear and a hint of grapefruit make this is our most requested white wine by far!


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Andy says...
If you care about animals or people, don't spend your money here!!! This was our favorite vineyard in Temecula and we visited often until last Sunday. Now, I definitely will never go back. I saw the most horrifying thing. I was sitting in the back garden with my friends and one of our friends brought their dog. The dog was a small little black fluffy mix that was sitting attached on a leash beside them. "Cabernet" who is the Wilson's dog came running up and scared the poor little dog. When her dog went to stand up, the beautiful Golden Retriever that is owned by the Wilson's attacked it. The Golden Retriever (who we had seen on many occasions previously) bit into the dog's neck, viciously shook it back and forth, and almost killed it. The dog was screetching and writhing in pain. My friend jumped up and tried to pry her dog out of it's mouth. Finally she succeeded and at the same time a Wilson Creek employee started screaming at her that "dogs are not allowed here." We just witnessed their dog attack and almost kill the poor little dog and instead of seeing if my friend's dog was going to survive, she screamed at us to get it out of there. The other people in the garden were staring dumbfounded. What type of person would scream at someone whose dog was just attacked by the vineyard owner's dog. She did not come to see if the dog was ok, she just took the offending Golden Retriever inside. While her cousin took the poor little injured fluff to get care, my friend went to talk to the owner but the employees said the owner was not there. Several employees began to scream at my friend and tell her "dogs are not allowed." I could understand if there was one ignorant employee but out of seven of them NOT ONE had the decency NOT to be rude and mean. No one cared about the poor little piece of fluff that their vineyard dog attacked and no one had any sense of human decency. Seven different employees told her it was her fault in several different ways: 1) for bringing her dog into the garden (even though there are dogs in the garden very frequently); 2) because her dog growled (when he was scared by the large golden retriever who proceeded to attack him); and 3) because she didn't tell the dog to go away??? I saw the whole thing and there certainly was no time to "tell the dog to go away." My friend was so visably distraught and shaking when she left that place because it was such an incredibly horrifying experience and not one of the employees did anything to help and instead they verbally accosted her WHEN it was their dog who almost killed her little pup. DON'T GO HERE. They are a bunch of phonies. They use their dog as a marketing ploy but they could care less about people or animals. When I talked to her the next day, my friend said that she called again to talk to an owner and the vineyard owner did not offer to pay the vet bill but instead said how much they love dogs and were upset about this (but at that point would do nothing to remedy the situation - such as paying for her dog's medical care that resulted from the attack).