Callaway Winery

One of the things I love most about living in Southern California, is that we have our very own wine country just an hour north of downtown San Diego. The mountainous drive is always gorgeous and thankfully our rainy winter has turned everything green again.
My recent trip to Temecula was perfectly timed to capture Spring’s full bloom. Pulling up to Callaway Winery, the first thing you notice is all the vibrant flowers.
Callaway winery, like most wineries in Temecula, has a gorgeous panoramic view of mountains and vineyards as far as the eyes can see. Get a glimpse behind the scenes inside too with a tour.


I hadn’t been to Callaway in a couple of years, so I was eager to sample their wines again. If you enjoy wine tasting like me, it’s always a fun little game to see how much your palate has changed since the last time.

It was a bit warm so I went straight for the cool, crisp whites. The phrase of the day quickly became, “I think I just turned into a Chardonnay girl!” Which is pretty awesome because just under 8 years ago, all I could tolerate was Moscato. My mom will be soo proud!

Callaway has two varieties of Chardonnay right now, the 2015 Winemaker’s Reserve Chardonnay aged in Oak barrels, and the 2012 Special Selection Chardonnay aged in Stainless Steel.

Wine tasting as you know, works up an appetite with all those bicep curls, so off to Meritage Restaurant at Callaway. The restaurant is thoroughly equipped with misting fans for those warm Temecula days.


Meritage has a delicious menu. If you’re looking for a few appetizers, allow me to direct your attention to the Blue Claw Crab Cakes, Blackened Ahi, Ceviche, and the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. They were all full of flavor and delicious.

While wine tasting, Tyler recommended that we try the Beer Battered Avocado Salad. The avocado just melted in your mouth with each bite and really complimented the roasted garlic and Gorgonzola.


We just went in for bites, but couldn’t leave without dessert. Desserts of the day included Creme Brulee and Cannoli.

What a wonderful day spent in Temecula Wine Country. We enjoyed a really beautiful day of wine tasting and eating at Callaway Winery and Meritage. Temecula is amazing, but I’m also super excited to see their new Tasting Room opening up soon in the Gaslamp Quarter, downtown San Diego. Can’t wait to get my hands on another glass of Chardonnay. Cheers!

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3 thoughts on “Callaway Winery”

  1. Love your blog on Callaway. It’s one of the oldest and best in Temecula. I’m really anxious to try out their new San Diego tasting room!


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