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Fazeli Cellars

Nestled in the picturesque rolling hills of the De Portola Wine Trail and offering a combination of stunning architecture, breathtaking scenic beauty and a diverse selections of boutique wines!

Congratulations to Temecula Valley, selected as one of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in 2019 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Known for wine excellence and unparalleled scenery, Temecula Valley features more than 40 award-winning wineries, among them Fazeli Cellars on the famed five-mile De Portola Wine Trail. Learn more about the winery below, have a barrel of fun and raise a glass to a memorable time!


Nestled in the picturesque rolling hills of the De Portola Wine Trail – the famed ‘Wine Row” of Southern California’s spectacular Temecula Valley wine country – Fazeli Cellars offers a combination of stunning architecture, breathtaking scenic beauty and one of the most diverse selections of boutique wines the region has to offer. Since its first vintage in 2006, Fazeli Cellars now boasts more than 20 varietals that have earned numerous prestigious festival competition awards and the loyalty of wine enthusiasts across the region. Many of Fazeli Cellars’ most successful award-winning wines pay homage to the rich cultural heritage of Ancient Persia.

The owner has a commitment to excellence and the production of quality wines that often tell a story. He built Fazeli Cellars to reflect pride for his own rich cultural heritage, resulting in an ambiance that honors ancient Persian traditions, while paying tribute to the contemporary character of California as is reflected on the back label of all his wines “ancient traditions of Persia rooted in the modern expression of California.” At Fazeli Cellars you can expect to find superior wine, a friendly, inviting and knowledgeable staff whether wine tasting or dining, live music most weekends and an atmosphere that is both sophisticated and relaxed. Don’t be surprised if you are joined by one of the Fazeli family members who love to connect with their guests and members on a regular basis.

Fazeli Cellars’ exquisite architecture featuring elegant towers, a double grand staircase, water fountains, and majestic Old World wooden double doors, all set against rolling hills and spectacular vineyard views provides the perfect setting for the most romantic wedding of your dreams. For that matter, any grand-scale event is handled with exquisite flair in Fazeli Cellars’ extraordinary banquet facilities, a state-of-the-art hall for large private or corporate events and even public concerts.

Continuing the goal of merging ancient Persia with contemporary California, Baba Joon’s Kitchen provides an extensive Mediterranean Persian fusion menu that creates a perfect wine pairing experience.  Many of the menu items were created by the owner reflecting his singular passion for the art of cooking and wine-pairing giving traditional Persian ingredients and dishes an original twist and modern feel. Baba Joon’s Kitchen Executive Chef  is a New Yorker who lived in Europe for many years, having worked at some of the top restaurants and wineries in Europe and the US. He has adapted the owner’s recipes and expanded upon the Fazeli family’s vision by incorporating elements of Italian, French, Spanish and Greek cuisine into the menu. This popular dining destination for locals and visitors alike is open Mon. – Fri. 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sat. & Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

As part of the De Portola Wine Trail, Fazeli Cellars and its nine neighboring wineries collectively host one of the most anticipated tasting events of the Temecula Valley Wine Country season each year.

The Annual Big Red Fest is held every April at the 10 participating wineries on the De Portola Wine Trail. This culinary/wine tasting event provides noshes from 10 local artisan chefs, paired with three red wines from each winery. These reds are the creme-of-the-crop of the new vintage releases. The similarly themed fall Harvest Festival is held in November — invites guests to enjoy three varietals from the 10 De Portola wineries along with delectable appetizers.  Click here to learn moreor to reserve tickets please call (855) 398-9463.

Tasting room hours at the De Portola winery are daily 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.



Located in Temecula

37320 De Portola Road
Temecula, CA
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