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My Dream Home Away From Home…

Surrounded by vineyard views… My dream hotel mirrors my idea of a dream home: A  Continue Reading »

August
5

Seasonal Eating at Its Best at Bouquet

Summer is arguably the most exciting season when it comes to local, seasonal food. Markets  Continue Reading »

July
26

Rise and Dine!

Your reasons for wanting to enjoy a stay in the country just increased. Our popular  Continue Reading »

June
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Speaking to Your Guest

Speaking to Your Guest

It’s all in the details. So often it is the small things that set something  Continue Reading »

June 7, 2016

A Hotel to Remember

A Hotel to Remember

A sparkling wine welcome at Ponte Vineyard Inn It doesn’t take much to make a  Continue Reading »

May 25, 2016

Go on Holiday at Bouquet

Go on Holiday at Bouquet

Hans Christian Anderson once wrote, “To travel is to live.” I wholeheartedly agree. Whether you  Continue Reading »

April 21, 2016

What Makes a Good Hotel Great?

What Makes a Good Hotel Great?

Once upon a time, a hotel was a place to rest weary travelers’ heads while  Continue Reading »

March 16, 2016

Blog Title: Movin’ on Up

Blog Title: Movin’ on Up

Imagine our surprise last year when travel Goliath TripAdvisor named Ponte Vineyard Inn #13 on  Continue Reading »

February 1, 2016

Valentine’s Day Weekend

Valentine’s Day Weekend

No, it’s not too early to talk about this. If stores can display their candy hearts  Continue Reading »

January 14, 2016

Top of the Morning!

Top of the Morning!

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We’ve all heard this.  Continue Reading »

November 24, 2015

Fall In Love with the Season

Fall In Love with the Season

I have always thought of fall as a time of change and renewal. New colors in  Continue Reading »

October 9, 2015

Meet the Chefs

Meet the Chefs

From left: Line Cook, Christian Orea; Line Cook, Francisco Gonzalez; Chef di Cucina, Riccardo Cuccaro;  Continue Reading »

September 10, 2015

What’s Better than Gold? Platinum!

What’s Better than Gold? Platinum!

Ponte Vineyard Inn – Setting the Platinum Standard in Sustainability Call us granola-eaters. Call us  Continue Reading »

August 7, 2015

The Perfect Date Spot, Part II: Time to Impress

The Perfect Date Spot, Part II: Time to Impress

Last week we told you why The Cellar Lounge at Ponte Vineyard Inn might just be the  Continue Reading »

July 2, 2015

The Perfect Date Spot

The Perfect Date Spot

To describe the “perfect date spot” is very personal. For some it’s dinner and a  Continue Reading »

May 19, 2015

The Diamond Standard

The Diamond Standard

“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”  These famous words were originally sung by Carol Channing  Continue Reading »

May 5, 2015

Nothing to Hide

Nothing to Hide

Tell us if this sounds familiar: You’re about to travel. You find a hotel, booking  Continue Reading »

April 6, 2015

Ponte Satisfies the Need for Speed. And Wine.

Ponte Satisfies the Need for Speed. And Wine.

Each March, the Southwest Region of the Ferrari Club of America holds it’s annual “Ortega  Continue Reading »

March 16, 2015

More Than Wine Tasting

More Than Wine Tasting

Most people come to Temecula Wine Country to taste wine and if you ask us,  Continue Reading »

February 13, 2015

If it’s true, it ain’t braggin’

If it’s true, it ain’t braggin’

It’s a famous Texas saying, and it’s particularly appropriate for this Blog. After almost 3  Continue Reading »

January 26, 2015

Not Just Another New Year

Not Just Another New Year

New Year’s Eve at Ponte Winery, #nofilter #nokidding. Photo courtesy of hulsephoto.com 5…4…3…2…1…Happy New Year!  Continue Reading »

January 6, 2015

Big Casks and Small Rooms

Big Casks and Small Rooms

I traveled to Italy recently to check on our new casks and to see dad  Continue Reading »

December 5, 2014

Let’s Talk (All Natural) Turkey

Let’s Talk (All Natural) Turkey

Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday.  I start menu-planning at least a month in  Continue Reading »

November 18, 2014

Can’t I Just Get a Negroni Anymore?

Can’t I Just Get a Negroni Anymore?

Something old, something new at The Cellar Lounge Something’s happening in the cocktail lounges and  Continue Reading »

November 5, 2014

Popping the Question at Ponte

Popping the Question at Ponte

Helping guys with their perfect marriage proposal is one of my favorite things to do  Continue Reading »

October 24, 2014

A Horse is a Horse, of Course

A Horse is a Horse, of Course

Thought of the day: why are horses romantic? Don’t laugh, I’m serious. There is a  Continue Reading »

October 15, 2014

Ponte Vineyard Inn’s Hidden Catacombs and Other Rumors

Ponte Vineyard Inn’s Hidden Catacombs and Other Rumors

With summer, 2014 coming to a close, at Ponte Vineyard Inn we are taking a  Continue Reading »

September 26, 2014

Hit Pause Right Now!

Hit Pause Right Now!

This last week I had the privilege of hearing a very unusual commencement speech delivered  Continue Reading »

June 26, 2014

Chain or Boutique II?

Chain or Boutique II?

Back in March 2013 I wrote a blog about the difficult choice between going boutique  Continue Reading »

June 24, 2014

The Hotel Garden Turns Two

The Hotel Garden Turns Two

Dear friends, Today is May 15th, exactly two years since we opened the hotel. It  Continue Reading »

May 15, 2014

Start Summer on a High Note

Start Summer on a High Note

Here at Ponte, we are always aiming to give our guests the very best hotel  Continue Reading »

May 12, 2014

Wine Country Meetings

Wine Country Meetings

When it comes to company meetings, many if not most businesses will host their event  Continue Reading »

May 8, 2014

Every Day is Earth Day at Ponte Vineyard Inn

Every Day is Earth Day at Ponte Vineyard Inn

This year, April 22nd was recognized as Earth Day.  It’s a time when we are  Continue Reading »

May 1, 2014

Can a Hotel Restaurant be any Good?

Can a Hotel Restaurant be any Good?

For years experienced travelers have stayed away from hotel restaurants, preferring the local place “around  Continue Reading »

April 8, 2014

TripAdvisor #1 Ranking – Does it Mean Anything?

TripAdvisor #1 Ranking – Does it Mean Anything?

This last December I found myself quickly planning a trip to Italy.  I needed to  Continue Reading »

January 23, 2014

Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest

At Ponte Vineyard Inn, the goal we strive to reach every day is to please  Continue Reading »

January 9, 2014

Commute to the Country

Commute to the Country

What is a commute?  A boring, monotonous drive from home to work and back.  Does this  Continue Reading »

November 26, 2013

Trip Advisor: Blessing or Curse?

Trip Advisor: Blessing or Curse?

“So unbelievably disappointing”; “Save your money”; “WARNING: Graphic Details”; “Wedding night Ruined”; “Couple’s Weekend: A  Continue Reading »

October 1, 2013

Come on Over, Beautiful

Come on Over, Beautiful

We all know wine is good for your heart, but who knew it also helps  Continue Reading »

September 27, 2013

Take a Ride on the Vine Side

Take a Ride on the Vine Side

This is an exciting time of year at Ponte Family Estate. Our vineyard and wine  Continue Reading »

September 20, 2013

Harvest! Why Now is the Time for Your Vineyard Vacation

Harvest! Why Now is the Time for Your Vineyard Vacation

Last night might have been the biggest night of the year for us. Our Muscat  Continue Reading »

August 2, 2013

Would you like Vineyard Views with that Sandwich?

Would you like Vineyard Views with that Sandwich?

Just imagine: You’ve spent the morning tasting wine at some of your favorite Temecula Wineries  Continue Reading »

July 12, 2013

Diamonds are Four-ever

Diamonds are Four-ever

There are a number of AAA diamond-rated hotels in the Temecula area, with many in Temecula  Continue Reading »

June 28, 2013

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