The Winery Review – Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Callaway Vineyard & Winery is located at 32720 Rancho California Road in the far west end of Temecula’s wine country. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
The Mystery WinoSpecial to Valley NewsAs your indomitable mystery wino, I’ve tried to make the case that enjoying oneself at a Temecula winery is rarely entirely about the wine. Even for a cork dork like me, I appreciate some wineries for their food, others for their ambience, and still others for their service.Callaway Vineyard & Winery, the first in Temecula to open its doors to the public back in 1969, holds its own in all three areas. The main reason I keep going back year after year, however, is because no place in the valley has better views – unless you happen to be in a hot air balloon. And they don’t let you drink wine in those things.The BackgroundIn 1968, a brash,
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