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Café Champagne Restaurant

The award-winning, Café Champagne at Thornton Winery is a “want to do” for every visitor to the Temecula Valley. Since 1988, from growing herbs to cutting home-grown flowers, every effort has been made to offer the perfect combination of French Country Elegance and Gold Medal-winning Contemporary Cuisine.

Thornton Winery, family-owned by John and President Steve Thornton, is proud of its award-winning food and wine.

Thornton Winery and Café Champagne provide a breathtaking entrance to the Temecula Valley Wine Country. Country French elegance combines with “Contemporary Fusion Cuisine” to create a well-rounded flair for the total gourmet experience.

Café Champagne with their dedicated staff’s expertise and artfully designed menu, has won the Gold Award for Contemporary Cuisine for eleven consecutive years from the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association. “Four Stars for Cuisine” and “Four Stars for the Wine List” were awarded by the California Restaurant Writers Association.

Thornton wine pairs perfectly as an enhancement for Café Champagne’s “Contemporary Fusion Cuisine.” Wine pairing suggestions with specific dishes enhance your dining enjoyment. In addition to our award-winning collection of Thornton wine, there are many other superb selections to pair with these
Gourmet Delights.

If you have questions about the food or wine, please ask our knowledgeable staff. They will happily assist you in selecting the perfect wine to complement your meal.

Café Champagne Menus

A creative seasonally inspired 5-star restaurant under the direction of Executive Chef Ceasar Solarzano. Our Menu complements winemaker Tom Stolzer’s premium wines and Champagne. Set amongst the lush green vineyards of Temecula’s beautiful wine country. Lunch and dinner year round.

Hours of Operation
Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Daily: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm


Dining Style
Casual Elegant

Dress code
Casual Dress

Parking details
Paved parking lot

Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Executive chef
Ceasar Solarzano

We have live bands every Friday night starting in March. We also have large concerts from artists like Melissa Etheridge and Kenny G. Please call for more details.

Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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