Valentine’s Day 2024: Dinners In Temecula Valley Wine Country

Temecula Valley wineries market themselves as romantic destinations year-round, but on or around Valentine’s Day they ramp it up with three, four and five-course prix fixe dinners, heart-shaped pizzas and chocolates, nearly all of it with wine.

Here is what several of the nearly 50 wineries in southwest Riverside County have going this year. A few are marking Galentine’s Day as well with female bonding events.

Reservations are nearly always required, and some events have sold out already.

Prices listed here are for non-members and don’t include fees or taxes. Wine club members often get discounts.

Akash Winery: Chocolate and wine pairing sessions start on the hour between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Feb. 14. The cost is $49 per person. 39730 Calle Contento, Temecula. 951-888-1393,

Avensole Vineyard & Winery: A Galentines Brunch for $18 will take place 10-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. On Feb. 14, the restaurant will be serving a three-course dinner for $85 per person. 34567 Rancho California Road, Temecula. 951-252-2003,

Baily Vineyard & Winery:  Valentine’s port tastings with cheese and chocolate will take place Feb. 3, 4, 10 and 11 in the Estate Tasting Room at 36150 Pauba Road, Temecula. The cost is $60 per person. 951-676-9243,

Callaway Vineyard & Winery: A four-course meal, including the choice of chicken breast, grilled salmon or filet mignon, will be offered 4-7:15 p.m. on Feb. 14. . The cost is $125 per person.  32720 Rancho California Road, Temecula. 951-676-4001,

Cougar Vineyard & Winery: “Sweetheart Special” lunch for two costs $75 and includes heart-shaped pizza, salad, wine or beer and triple chocolate Ghirardelli brownies. Available 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 14. 39870 De Portola Road, Temecula.

Doffo Winery: A Valentine’s Day Reserve Cabernet Vertical Dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 features a five-course meal with filet mignon and a live violin performance. Tickets are $159 per person. 36083 Summitville St., Temecula. 951-676-6989,

Europa Village: L’Amour Dinner in the winery’s new Italian village, Vienza, takes place 6 p.m. Feb. 9. The cost is $129 per person. A six-course meal in Bolero on Feb. 16 is sold out, according to the winery’s website. 41150 Via Europa, Temecula. 951-506-181,

Falkner Winery: Valentine’s lunch on Feb. 14 is $79 with choice of pasta or steak. Dinner costs $149 per person and features chateaubriand steak or Chilean sea bass. 40620 Calle Contento, Temecula. 951-676-8231,

Frangipani Estate Winery: A Valentine’s dinner catered by Gourmet Your Way! will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 14, according to an Instagram post. Entrée is choice of red snapper almondine, chicken cordon bleu, beef tenderloin or vegetable lasagna. The price is $150 per couple. 39750 De Portola Road, Temecula. 951-699-8845,

Inn at Churon Winery: Five-course Valentine’s dinners are offered at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. The cost is $155. 33233 Rancho California Road, Temecula. 951-694-9071,

Leoness Cellars: A three-course Valentine’s dinner takes place 4:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 14 with reservations on the half hour, according to an Instagram post. Entrees are filet mignon, pistachio-crusted diver scallops or wild mushroom risotto. The cost is $85 per person with a $35 add-on for wine pairing. 38311 DePortola Road, Temecula. 951-302-7601,

Lorimar Vineyards & Winery: A Valentine’s dinner with steak and lobster takes place 7-9 p.m. Feb. 14. The price is $250 per couple. 39990 Anza Road, Temecula, 92592. 951-694-6699,

Monte De Oro: Steak Diane is the entree for a four-course meal at 6 p.m. Feb. 14. Tickets are $135 per person. 35820 Rancho California Road, Temecula. 951-491-6551,

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Mount Palomar Winery: A five-course dinner in the winery’s lakeside restaurant features beef tenderloin tournedos. Doors open at 7 p.m. Feb. 14. The cost is $180 per couple. 33820 Rancho California Road, Temecula. 951-676-5047,

Oak Mountain Winery: Tickets are on sale for both a four-course Valentine’s dinner and an anti-Valentine’s party at roughly the same time on Feb. 14. The dinner runs 5-8 p.m. in the Cave Café, and the cost is $120. The party is 6-9 p.m. on the Vine Terrace and features a DJ. 36522 Via Verde, Temecula. 951-699-9102,

Peltzer Family Cellars: A Galentine’s event with dancing, shopping and food trucks, will be held 5-9 p.m. Feb. 9, according to an Instagram post. “Love is Blind,” a blind tasting with three mystery wines, will take place noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 14. the cost is $18. 40275 Calle Contento, Temecula. 951-888-2008,

Ponte Winery: Valentine’s dinners are on Feb. 10 and Feb 14. The entrée is filet mignon Oscar, but there is a separate menu for vegetarians with Roasted eggplant and vegetable moussaka. Tickets are $141. 35053 Rancho California Road, Temecula. 95-694-8855,

Thornton Winery:  A three-course dinner with choice of filet mignon, chicken breast or pan-seared Chilean sea bass costs $110 per person. It is offered 5-9 p.m. Feb. 14. 32575 Rancho California Road, Temecula.

Wiens Cellars: There will be wine and chocolate pairings at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Feb. 14. The cost is $65. 35055 Via Del Ponte, Temecula. 951-694-9892,

Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyard: A four-course dinner takes place 7-10 p.m. Feb. 14 and includes a bottle of wine to take home. The entrée is filet mignon, and the cost is $150 per person. 35960 Rancho California Road, Temecula. 951-699-9463,

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