This is an exciting time of year at Ponte Family Estate. Our vineyard and wine making teams are pushing hard–picking, pressing and fermenting. If you want to see harvest up close in a super unique way, saddle up and hit the road on horseback before the last bunch of grapes is picked at Ponte. The Temecula Carriage Company offers a romantic and relaxing way to see Ponte Winery.  Guests travel leisurely in horse-drawn carriages and then enjoy a picnic lunch and wine.  You can reserve your carriage ride here.  Or, take advantage of our own winery and vineyard tours where you’ll get an inside look at a working winery and taste our fantastic wines.  Learn more about Ponte Winery tours here.

Harvest time at Ponte winds down at the Grape Stomp Festival on September 29th. It’s a rip-roaring good time of gourmet cuisine, wine, music, dancing and a grape stomping competition.  Start celebrating early and take advantage of the Stay and Stomp Package at Ponte Vineyard Inn. It includes tickets to the Grape Stomp Festival, a bottle of wine and a two-night stay at the only Temecula hotel with a AAA Four-Diamond rating.

Also, don’t miss the savory fall menu at Bouquet Restaurant at Ponte Vineyard Inn. With comfortable indoor and outdoor seating options, Bouquet is the most relaxing and romantic destination at any Temecula hotel. The fountain courtyard, pond and vineyard views are perfect for a mid-week dinner away from the kids or a weekend lunch date.

Giddy up and make your harvest plans soon!  Before you know it, your neighbors will be putting up those Christmas lights and, alas, harvest will be over.  See you at Ponte!