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Bella Vista Winery

Bella Vista Winery The Temecula wine region began developing in the mid-1960’s when The Kaiser Land Development Company purchased what was known as Vail Ranch in 1964 and began investing in and marketing the Temecula Valley. Horticulturalists were brought in to evaluate the area to learn what type of agricultural products could be grown. Along with avocados, the experts determined that wine vineyards were well suited for the valley. The cool moist air from the coast would settle in the Temecula Appellation in the evening and would burn off the following morning, perfect for grape growing. Vines were planted on our Calle Contento property in 1968 by the first owner. Five acres of the original acres are still producing adjacent to the winery, which was built in 1978. In 2004, Imre and Gizella Cziraki purchased the former Cilurzo Winery, the location of Temecula’s first commercial vineyard. The Cziraki’s have been updating and modernizing the winery facility and grounds since the purchase. Bella Vista’s owner Imre Cziraki began making wine at age 7 with his grandfather in Hungary. He purchased his first vineyard in La Cresta in 1982 which was followed by the purchase of his Bella Vista Vineyard in 1998 and the winery property in 2004. The first renovation was to take a large storage room and transform it into our expansive tasting bar. Other changes include improvements to our cask room where parties and receptions can be held. In the coming months the vista area above the winery will be completed with shady palapas areas along a brickwork walkway that circles our duck pond. In the future, facilities will be added to accommodate weddings, parties and events. Bella Vista Winery and Vineyard of Temecula uses in our wines 80% estate grown grapes and 20% other Temecula grapes. The winery has a crush capacity of 280 tons with a production of approximately 15,000 cases of wine which include a ’03 Viognier, a ’02 Sonata, a newly released ’01 Cabernet Sauvignon and a ’03 Chardonnay.

From San Diego: Take I-15 North; to Rancho California Road Exit, turn right, follow to Calle Contento, turn right. Drive time about one hour. From Orange County: Take Hwy. 91 East to I-15 South, Exit on Rancho California Road, turn left and follow to Calle Contento, turn right. Drive time about one hour. From Los Angeles: Take Hwy 60 or I-10 South to I-15 South, Exit on Rancho California Road, turn left, follow to Calle Contento, turn right. Drive time about 90 minutes. From Palm Springs: Take I-10 West to Hwy 79 South. Coming into Hemet, Hwy 79 becomes Sanderson Road. Follow to Domenigoni Parkway, go right (or west) to Winchester Road, make a Left on Winchester Road and follow to Margarita Road. Make a left on Margarita Road and follow to Rancho California Road, turn right and follow to Calle Contento, turn right. Drive time about one hour.

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41220 Calle Contento, Temecula, CA, US, 92592 Email:
Phone: 951-676-5250 Web:
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  Bordeaux Blend
A traditional blend of 4 wines exhibiting ripe berry and fresh black cherry flavors. An elegant wine, with the decided promise of a long and rewarding life as the flavors age to perfection.
  Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich currant and cherry flavors, hints of French Oak and great complexity. Great with all red meats.
  Chenin Blanc
Soft and fruity, with delicious flavors of papaya and honey. No wood on this great sipping wine! Try it with salads, cold chicken, seafood or even Chinese foods.
  Fumé Blanc
Crisp and light – just a tad dry. A delightful blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Samillon. You’ll Love this with your lighter fare of choice or just to sip along with friends.
Velvety smooth and complex, lots of intense black cherry. Enjoy the long finish with all red meats and full flavored cheeses.
  Muscat Canelli
Floral, with peach or apricot overtones and lush sweetness, yet balanced with a crisp acidity. Wonderful with fruit salads, fruit and cheeses, or all by itself. Serve Chilled. Residual sugar 4.4%.
  Petite Sirah Reserve
A young wine that promises future rewards of matured pleasures longing to be fulfilled. Fruity and spicy, yet still a bit rough around the edges- But Can you Wait??? Imre & Emery Jr.s Favorite! Winner of Gold, 2 Silver, and 4 Bronze Medals!
  Petite Sirah Rosé
Very first time this type of wine has ever been made. A Deliciously fruity wine with lingering flavors of pear, melons and honey. Indulge along with cold crisp salad or cheeses. Cool refreshing Summer wine. !!
A proprietary blend of red & white grapes. Nice subtle hints of cherries and a gentle touch of tannin, perfect with pizza, BBQ, burgers, or sipping. Serve chilled or room temperature with pasta.
  Zinfadel Rose
Taste the watermelon, strawberries, and guava Have with Sushi, Fruit salads, cheeses and light caloric dishes. Great sipping wine Residual sugar 1.82%
Oh so soft and rich! A Zin Lovers’ Delight! Just fine to sip now, or keep in your celler for several years to age to perfection. Benny’s Favorite!


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