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About our Restaurant

The Thornton Winery’s Café Champagne Restaurant is a must-visit for anyone exploring the Temecula Valley. For over 30 years, the restaurant has been committed to providing guests with a perfect blend of French Country elegance and contemporary cuisine. From growing their own herbs to cutting home-grown flowers, every detail has been considered to make the restaurant an award-winning establishment.

Owned by John and President Steve Thornton, Thornton Winery takes pride in their award-winning food and wine. The combination of Country French elegance and Contemporary Fusion Cuisine makes for a well-rounded gourmet experience. The Café Champagne Restaurant has won the Gold Award for Contemporary Cuisine for 11 consecutive years from the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association. The California Restaurant Writers Association has also awarded the restaurant “Four Stars for Cuisine” and “Four Stars for the Wine List.”

The restaurant’s dedicated staff’s expertise and artfully designed menu make for an unforgettable dining experience. Thornton wine pairs perfectly with the restaurant’s Contemporary Fusion Cuisine, and staff members are knowledgeable about wine pairing suggestions with specific dishes. If you have any queries regarding food or wine, the restaurant’s staff will be happy to assist you in selecting the perfect wine to complement your meal. The breathtaking entrance to the Temecula Valley Wine Country makes it a perfect location for a romantic dinner or a celebration with friends and family.

Phone: 951-699-0099  | Cuisines: Californian  | Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Hours of Operation: Sunday – Thursday 11am -7pm / Friday & Saturday 11am -9pm

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Indulge in a culinary masterpiece at Thornton Winery’s Café Champagne Restaurant. Boasting a 5-star rating and helmed by our talented Executive Chef, our seasonally inspired menu is perfectly crafted to complement the premium wines and Champagne curated by renowned winemaker Tom Stolzer. Nestled amidst the picturesque vineyards of Temecula’s stunning wine country, our restaurant offers lunch and dinner options throughout the year. Savor the flavors of the season and experience a dining experience like no other at Café Champagne.