Falkner Winery

Address: 40620 CALLE CONTENTO TEMECULA, CA 92591Map: click here
Phone: 951/676-8231
Web Site: FalknerWinery.com
Wine Tasting Hours: 10am – 5pm Daily
Restaurant Hours: 11:30am – 3:30pm Daily
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Recent wine competitions show that Quality is the word to attach to the description of wines at Temecula Valley’s Falkner Winery. At the prestigious Critics Challenge International Wine Competition, several top medals were awarded to three of the Falkner wines. What makes this competition so prestigious is that the only judges are wine critics from California and elsewhere in the United States.

Most wines entered win no awards due to the strict judging process; only Silver, Gold, and Platinum medals (top award) are awarded. Both the Falkner 2006 Syrah-Rock Creek Vineyard ($26.95) and the Falkner 2009 Sauvignon Blanc ($18.95) received Platinum awards making them the only Platinum awards going out to a Southern California winery. Falkner’s 2006 Meritage-Bordeaux Blend ($39.95) also received a Gold Medal. Plus, the world-wide esteemed food and wine organization, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, is hosting their 50th Anniversary for their U.S. operations this year in San Diego and selected the Gold Medal winning 2005 Falkner Amante ($39.95) as the only Southern California wine to add to their California wine event on Friday, October 22nd.

The Falkner wine will be tasted with other great central and northern California wines that evening. And…if that was not enough, the Falkner 2009 Rosato (rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon) received a “Best of Class Gold Medal” at the recent Pacific Rim International Wine Competition and a “Chairman’s Award Gold” at the Riverside International Wine Competition.

While awards are not new to this boutique Temecula winery, these recent awards highlight the top quality that Falkner Winery is in the business of producing. According to co-owner Ray Falkner, “We are pleased with the competition results and believe our wines are some of the best deals of southern California wineries”. Priced at $14.95, the Rosato wine is affordable for all wine lovers.

All of these wonderful wines are made by winemaker Steve Hagata with a “food-friendly, soft” style that are easy to drink and complement food extremely well. All wines are available in the winery tasting room, via the internet at www.falknerwinery.com, or in various retailers and restaurants in California and Arizona. More information on purchasing these wines is also available by calling the winery at 951-676-8231.

Falkner’s Pinnacle Restaurant

Four years of planning and construction was completed in September 2006 with the Grand Opening of The Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery. The Pinnacle offers great panoramic views, outstanding Mediterranean style food, and high quality service. This outstanding restaurant is open for lunches 7 days a week. Best of all, it offers the finest Temecula wine country restaurant offers fine dining for lunchSet on a 1,500 foot hilltop, The Pinnacle offers customers seating in the air conditioned indoors or on the open-air outdoor balcony. The restaurant also serves as an evening wedding and banquet venue.

According to Ray Falkner, “There are many fine Temecula restaurants. But the Pinnacle Wine Country Restuarant is unrivaled in the Temecula Wine Country. Plus, we offer a unique dining experience in our VIP Room located in our “Wine Cave” below the Restaurant.

The VIP Room is a barrel shaped room. It is separately air controlled, with windows all around to see the Falkner’s barrels and case goods stored in this constant 65 degree. With seating up to 20 people, this is an ideal location for executive outings and small unique parties.

Since opening, The Pinnacle has acquired great accolades and reviews. The critics praise our food quality, customer service, and great ambiance related to the hill-top view. We are proud that the Pinnacle was awarded a “Best Restaurant of 2008” award from Inland Empire Magazine.

The Pinnacle, the finest Temecula wine country restaurant, is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30am to 3:30pm. It is also open Friday through Sunday from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Reservations can be online or by calling 951-676-8231 x1.

Pinnacle Voted #1 by Open Table

The Pinnacle Restaurant located at Falkner Winery was recently voted “#1 Top Lunch Restaurant” in the greater San Diego area by diners of Open Table. Says co-owner Ray Falkner “Given the great restaurants in the San Diego area, we are proud and pleased that diners appreciate the great food, service, and spectacular Wine Country views from our lunch-only establishment. This is truly an honor to the hard work and dedication of our great staff.”

The Pinnacle Restaurant is not new to dining awards: the restaurant has been voted “Best Restaurant” four years in a row by the readers of Inland Empire Magazine and their chef, Gianni Ciciliot, has been voted “Best Chef” two years in a row. This beautiful, hill-top restaurant located in the heart of Temecula Wine Country specializes in Mediterranean/American cuisine and provides numerous dishes consistent with a Mediterranean diet. Twice last year Chef Gianni’s “Lobster Mac & Cheese” was recommended by Sunset Magazine.

The philosophy of the restaurant is to provide guests a great dining experience that includes outstanding views of Wine Country, unique food offerings, wonderful wines, and meticulous service. The restaurant is open daily only from 11:30am to 3:30pm for lunches leaving the evenings available for special events such as weddings and banquets. For reservations, diners should call 951-676-8231 x1, go to their website of www.falknerwinery.com and make them there, or go directly to www.OpenTable.com.

Weddings at Falkner Winery

Perched above the beautiful Temecula Valley Wine Country, you will find the perfect setting for a Temecula winery wedding. With park-like grounds and breathtaking views you will experience the relaxed elegance of Temecula CA Wedding. You will quickly learn how we built our reputation for Wine Country hospitality and award-winning Temecula Wine!

Whether a themed affair, a formal dinner or a memorable wedding, our professional staff, caterers and recommended vendors will assist you in the planning and production of every aspect of your special wedding event. Falkner winery is a very popular Temecula Wedding location. Our wedding planners offer you a very special, custom designed private atmosphere with owner involvement and personalized service. Flexibility is our middle name. For many couples, the reasonable cost is also considered a huge benefit.

Falkner Winery will offer you a custom designed package that includes rental needs, the linens, food and beverages. We also provide a brides dressing room and use of the grounds for engagement photography and unlimited pre-ceremony photography of your Temecula wedding!!!

Meet The Falkners
The Falkners are not new to wine but are new to the wine business. Ray Falkner spent his career in technology with companies such as IBM and Microsoft. Loretta Falkner spent her career in retail with companies such as Macy’s, May Company, Montgomery Ward, and Gadzooks.

Together they bring great business experience and a love for wine together to form a winery dedicated to producing high quality wines and a tasting room that generates fun and excitement. The winery opened July 1, 2000 with a joyous kickoff over the 4th of July. Based in the South Coast community of Temecula, the Falkner Winery is located near the crest of a 1500-foot hill that offers visitors a spectacular view of the valley below.

The gift shop offers unique gifts and food products that allow visitors to purchase lunch and dine on picnic tables located in their grassy, tree lined picnic area. With both inside and outside wine tasting areas, visitors have the opportunity to maximize their enjoyment of wine, food, and nature.

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