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Robert Renzoni Vineyards

Join the “famiglia” for an authentic Italian wine tasting experience on the De Portola Wine Trail in Temecula Valley

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 Robert Renzoni Vineyards 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!


Join the “famiglia” for an authentic Italian wine tasting experience on the De Portola Wine Trail in Temecula Valley.  A family tradition since 1886, winemaking has been carried on now for four generations of Renzonis. Located in the breathtaking “Valle de los Caballos”, where gentle breezes and stunning views combine with a wine tasting experience like no other, Robert Renzoni Vineyards continues the tradition that began over 100 years ago along Italy’s northern coast. Creating the finest wines for your enjoyment and with the belief that friends and family deserve nothing but the best, their legacy continues.

The tasting room is located on 12 acres of fertile soil in the heart of the areas most renowned growing region. The rolling hills of the vineyard create unique micro-climate blocks that allow the winery to create high quality wines with a broad range of diversity for all tastes and featuring nine acres dedicated to classic Italian and Bordeaux Varietals, uniquely planted in six segmented micro climate blocks. You can join them for a guided vineyard walking tour that starts right in the vines, where you will learn about soil conditions, varietals and all things it takes to produce great grapes that make fabulous wines.

However, if you desire something a little more scenic, you can soar above 2,500 acres of vineyards scattered throughout rolling hills, with  breathtaking views of 11,000 foot high mountains, all from the Robert Renzoni hot air balloon. Experience peace and serenity while drifting over vineyards as the sun rises over the mountains as you observe lakes, citrus groves, vineyards, wineries and estate homes from this unparalleled view from the air. Balloon tours are offered seven days a week, weather permitting, year-round. Flights are 60-75 minutes in length, however you should plan to spend up to three hours for your entire ballooning excursion.  All rides take place at sunrise when winds are calm, the air is stable and the temperatures are cool.  Meeting times vary from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. depending on the season. Reservations for balloon rides should be made through A Grape Escape Balloon Adventures at (951) 699-9987.

As part of the De Portola Wine Trail, Robert Renzoni Vineyards and its eight 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 will be held in 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 inviting 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.

Offering a range of wine experiences you can opt for a sophisticated experience with a VIP private tasting in the Buffalo Room, where you’ll enjoy library wines and learn the history of the family who made them or simply kick back and relax to live music every Saturday & Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the terrace. A leisurely afternoon meal is always in order at Mama Rosa’s Trattoria, open daily from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and serving  bruschetta, Roman artichokes, pizzas, sandwiches, salads, meat & cheese plates and more. You can also enjoy your meal on the beautiful picnic grounds and since that area is separate from the tasting room or trattoria, pets are welcomed there.  Robert Renzoni Vineyards tasting room hours are daily 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Located in Temecula

37350 De Portola Road
Temecula, CA
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