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About Thornton Winery

Nestled in the heart of the Temecula Valley Wine Country, Thornton Winery opened in 1988. The winery combines old world style with new world taste to create award-winning and premium varietal wines. The Méthode Champenoise process is used because it has proven to be the best for producing fine quality Sparkling Wine/Champagne.

Thornton Winery’s old world charm and grace are most apparent when visiting the winery in Temecula. The winery, an elegant French-style chateau overlooking the graceful vineyards of the Temecula Valley, highlights Café Champagne, a breathtaking Fountain Terrace, Herb Garden, Gift Shop, and Champagne Lounge.

Thornton Winery’s winemaker, David Vergari, offers the famous Methode Champenoise Sparkling Champagne along with premium varietals still wines. The result is a world class group of sparkling and still wines that will amaze you.

Thornton Winery is proud of Café Champagne’s dedicated staff who have made the restaurant a Five Star Award-Winning gourmet establishment featuring “Contemporary Fusion Cuisine.” The winery is the perfect venue for the widely popular Champagne Jazz concert series, scheduled from April through October. Nationally renowned, Contemporary Jazz artists perform on the beautiful Fountain Terrace—the winery’s intimate, outdoor setting.

Thornton Winery offers fabulous facilities for Weddings, Winery Tours, Corporate Functions and Private Events.