Like many of us, you may need a break from baking banana bread and whipping up sheet pan dinners. Kitchen fatigue. . . yes, it’s a thing.
With warmer weather upon us and the days getting longer, it’s time for a wine country getaway in Temecula. Ponte Vineyard Inn is a premier Temecula Wine Country destination, located just under 2 and a half hours from Los Angeles. With boutique accommodations, breathtaking wine country views, wine tasting, and fine dining, we’ve got a remedy for those doldrums.
We’re thrilled to usher in the Spring with you as we continue to offer overnight lodging, fine dining, in addition to takeout food and beverage. Rest assured, we’re following all protocol and requirements specified by County and State authorities—your safety and enjoyment are always our top priorities. With luxury four-diamond accommodations, dining options to suit every palate, amazing packages, and special offers from which to choose, we’ve got you covered when planning an elegant wine country escape.
Spend the day tasting at Ponte Winery, then treat yourself to an overnight or weekend at our stunning property. Then, get ready to leave those cookbooks, pots, and pans behind and let us do the cooking at Bouquet Restaurant & Bar.
Our chefs are here to spoil you, featuring vineyard-inspired menus and dishes that focus on fresh, seasonal, and regional ingredients. Bouquet proudly offers locally sourced, California cuisine, fine wines, and refreshing cocktails. Everyone on our staff prides themselves in providing Michelin-star level service to each and every meal they create. You may find yourself asking “Where am I, Temecula, or somewhere on the Mediterranean?” Seriously, you’ll feel as though we’ve whisked you away to “la bella Italia” when you dine with us.
Unwind with a drink after checking in and leave your cares behind. From Ponte Red Sangria to cappuccino, Ponte Port, mojitos, and even a flight of beer, our beverage menu presents numerous options to quench your thirst. Of course, we stock an assortment of our Ponte Winery bottles, so take note of which varietals and blends you enjoy while tasting at the vineyard.
Relax on the terrace with a meal, surrounded by manicured Italian gardens with stunning views of the vineyard and our 1-acre pond, or retreat to the comfort of your own room. We make it easy, as guests may order takeout food and beverages by calling or visiting the host stand located in the lobby for assistance.
Our dinner menu offers vegan and gluten-free selections, charcuterie, healthy salads, as well as pasta, and a risotto dish featuring wild mushroom + saffron. There’s even an Angus burger on a brioche bun, served with seasoned fries. Looking for a sweet treat to enjoy in your room? Our tiramisu with espresso dipped ladyfinger cookies, mascarpone custard, chocolate shavings, and fresh strawberry will satisfy that sweet tooth.
A few things to keep in mind when planning your trip:
Tastings at Ponte Winery are 100% outdoor, reservations are required for guaranteed seating and time is limited. Brunch is available at Bouquet for table-side service, while dinner is available for takeout only. The good news is that to-go orders may be enjoyed al fresco on any of our well-appointed patios or in your guest room. Last but not least, you may enjoy full-service outdoor dining at our other eatery, The Restaurant at Ponte; please note that reservations are highly encouraged. We’ll feature this menu in an upcoming article, so stay tuned.
Make your wine country getaway reservation today—our top-notch staff are at the ready to help secure your accommodations, and answer all of your questions. While visiting the vineyard, be sure to join our wine club, as Ponte Members save 20% off standard room rates.
Email our front desk, or call the restaurant directly with menu and dining inquiries, or request takeout: (951) 676-7898. We look forward to giving you a night or two off from cooking and indulging you soon.
– Anna Maria Giambanco DiPietro