This week in Temecula Valley Wine Country

The charcuterie plate at Cougar Vineyards & Winery is just one of many choices diners can enjoy at Sangio’s Deli. Valley News/Kim Harris photo

While many people have been cooped up inside during the pandemic, there are some wineries that are beginning to open back up to the public with a variety of dine-in options.

Bel Vino Winery brings in Compass Tacos Catering May 31 as part of their reopening. Valley News/Lexington Howe photo

Bel Vino reopens

As of May 27, Bel Vino Winery is open – soup is offered for sale with purchase of wine by the glass and by the bottle during the week – Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as a dine-in restaurant, with safety guidelines. Wine tasting is currently not available at this time. Masks are recommended but not required. Space due to social distancing guidelines is limited.

They will offer Compass Tacos Catering June 6 -7, and starting June 13, they will have a limited Bel Vino Bistro menu available.

Bel Vino Winery is located at 33515 Rancho California Road in Temecula. Call 951-676-6414 or visit

Peltzer Winery brings in Devilicious Eatery’s food truck for guests to enjoy on May 31. Valley News/Lexington Howe photo

Peltzer Winery reopens

In a May 23, Instagram post, Peltzer Winery announced they are back and open for glass and bottle sales, with food truck eats available daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. At this time, they’re currently only allowing 21 and older visitors and are following social distancing guidelines. Peltzer Winery is located at 40275 Calle Contento in Temecula. Call 951-888-2008 or visit

Europa Village staff is seen with masks and gloves as they cater to guests during their reopening of Prelude starting May 29. Valley News/Lexington Howe photo

Europa Village reopens

Following county guidelines, Europa Village reopened Prelude and will provide guests and members the opportunity to enjoy wine and menu options. Starting June 12, Bolero at Europa Village has its opening debut, welcoming Société wine club members and guests to wine and dine at the new restaurant and village. For more information, visit

Europa Village is located at 33475 La Serena Way in Temecula. Call 951-506-1818 or visit

Lorimar Vineyards & Winery reopened as a dine-in restaurant with food truck.

Lorimar Winery has reopened its doors to the public and is scheduling live music for guests to enjoy while they eat. Tables are limited and they currently are not open for wine tasting or standing room. Lorimar Winery is located at 39990 Anza Road in Temecula. For more information, call 951-694-6699 or visit

Cougar Winery reopened for dine-in to the public.

An update, as of May 22, informed guests that they would be reopening their dine-in restaurant, Sangio’s Deli, to the public. While staying in compliance with county guidelines they aren’t offering wine tasting at this time, but wine can be purchased with a meal. Staff recommends reserving seating for tables, as space is limited. Cougar Winery is located at 39870 De Portola Road in Temecula. Call 951-491-0825 or visit for more information. To submit a reservation request, email

Callaway Vineyard and Winery reopens

Callaway Winery reopened to the public for dine-in May 30, following safety guidelines. They are open Friday and Saturday noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. and do have conditions of entry.

Callaway Vineyard and Winery is located at 32720 Rancho California Road in Temecula. Call 951-676-4001 or visit for more information.

Falkner Winery and Pinnacle Restaurant reopens June 5

Falkner Winery’s Pinnacle Restaurant reopened Friday, June 5, while following guidelines put in place by the county. They will also be offering outdoor seating with premium tasting combined with an item from their made-to-order picnic menu.

Falkner Winery is located at 40620 Calle Contento in Temecula. For more information, call 951-676-8231 or visit

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