Celebrate mom on the De Portola Wine Trail

Cougar Vineyard and Winery, poised on a hillside off the De Portola Wine Trail, will offer a special treat – bubbly Peach Sangria Flute Floats on Mother’s Day May 14. Kim Harris photo
Cougar Vineyard and Winery, poised on a hillside off the De Portola Wine Trail, will offer a special treat – bubbly Peach Sangria Flute Floats on Mother’s Day May 14. Kim Harris photo

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and many of the De Portola Wine Trail wineries offer a unique way to celebrate moms on her special day.

At Cougar Winery, located at 39870 De Portola Road in Temecula, bring mom out Saturday, May 14, for a special treat – bubbly Peach Sangria Flute Floats. Cost is only $8 each and a logo-flute is included. Wine Club members only pay $4 and the first 25 guests to prepay will also receive a long-stem rose for mom. While there, why not grab lunch at Sangio’s Deli where all salads and sandwiches are made to order with Boar’s Head quality products. Sliced meats and cheeses are available until 5p.m. To prepay for the Mother’s Day event, stop by the winery, call (951) 767-8398 or send an email to [email protected] For more information, visit www.cougarvineyards.com.

While out on the De Portola Wine Trail this Mother’s Day, head on over to Oak Mountain Winery for their annual Mother’s Day Brunch. Featuring a scrambled egg bar, Applewood smoked bacon, sweet pork sausage and roasted redskin potatoes for breakfast or handmade parfaits, Caesar salad with housemade dressing and cheese tortellini with tomato basil sauce, beef carving stations, pineapple barbecue chicken and a variety of desserts, this one brunch mom won’t want to miss. Oak Mountain Winery is located at 36522 Via Verde in Temecula. For more information, call (951) 699-9102 or visit www.oakmountainwinery.com.

For something different this Mother’s Day, why not pack a picnic lunch and head on out to Masia de la Vinya Winery, for a wine tasting and enjoy your lunch on the patio overlooking the picturesque property with its panoramic views. Try a bottle of Winemaker Arturo Villarreal’s Spanish influenced 2014 Milenio for a tasty way to end the day. Masia de la Vinya is located at 40230 De Portola Road in Temecula and can be reached by calling (951) 303-3860. Visit them online at www.masiadelvinya.com.

Danza Del Sol Winery is hosting “Mother, May I GET SAUCED?” a fun-filled afternoon of food, wine and culinary entertainment from 1-4 p.m. Featuring a Cooking Demo Class and Small Plates by The M Group, Wine Pairings by Danza Del Sol’s educated staff, recipes to take home and special wine discounts, the event promises to bring smiles to the faces of all those in attendance. For more information, visit www.danzadelsolwonery.com or call (951) 302-6363. Danza Del Sol Winery is located at 39050 De Portola Road.

Don’t forget to stop by Leoness Cellars’ award winning restaurant this Mother’s Day for an exceptional dining experience with a full-service menu featuring items such as pan seared Alaskan halibut, duck or chicken cordon bleu, made 100 percent from scratch in their kitchen. Leoness Cellars is located at 38311 De Portola Road and can be reached by calling (951) 302-7601. For more information, visit www.leonesscellars.com.

When planning that special surprise for mom this Mother’s Day don’t forget to visit the De Portola Wine Trail’s other great wineries. Robert Renzoni Vineyards offers Italian wines and is located at 37350 De Portola Road. They can be reached by calling (951) 302-8466.

Visit Gershon Bachus Vinters for a one of a kind experience at their private Tuscan Villa. Gershon Bachus is located at 37750 De Portola Road and can be reached by calling (951) 693-9151.

Also visit Fazeli Cellars Winery where you can try their exquisite, award-winning world-class boutique wine or experience superb dining in an airy atmosphere for an unforgettable wine-tasting experience. Fazeli Cellars is located at 37320 De Portola Road and can be reached by calling (951) 303-3366.

Lastly, be sure to stop by Frangipani Estate Winery at 39750 De Portola Road where mom can enjoy a glass of their famous red’s and watch the day disappear over the rolling hills of Temecula. Frangipani can be reached by calling (951) 699-8845.

For more information on the De Portola Wine Trail, visit www.deportolawinetrail.com.

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