Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery

Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery
40150 Barksdale Circle
Temecula , CA  92591

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Tasting Room Open Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 10-5, and by Appointment


When Nick Palumbo bought the 12 acres of land that is now Palumbo Family Vineyards and Winery in 1998, it was already planted to Merlot and Cabernet Franc. He quickly planted Cabernet Sauvignon and began selling his grapes to other wineries in the area. Nick had worked in area wineries himself, and it wasn't long before his own grapes inspired him to start making his own wines.

Since then, Palumbo Family Vineyards and Winery has seen steady growth, not so much in the number of wines produced, but in the reputation they have earned on a local and national level. This is exactly what Nick wants. "I want to grow quality grapes and make quality wines that are respected in regions outside the Temecula Valley," Nick says. "Wines that articulate the specific terroir we have here."

Today, beyond the original Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon vines, the vineyard is planted to Sangiovese, Syrah, and Viognier, a variety he planted specifically for his wife, Cindy. "She kept bringing home white wines from the market and I said, 'This is like bringing sand to the beach!' So I planted Viognier and started making her white wine." And a delightful wine it is.

Twice a year or so, the Palumbos host a special dinner gathering at the winery called The Farmer, The Chef, and The Winemaker. Nick invites a local grower and a chef from a notable Southern California restaurant to join him and his guests for fresh food, conversation, and Palumbo's delightful wines.

Visitors to the Palumbo Family Vineyards and Winery tasting room delight in its simplicity. The room, which was once a garage, boasts a comfortable tasting bar and little else other than several distinctive estate wines. It's the only place—besides several very high-end restaurants in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles—where wine enthusiasts can purchase Palumbo wines. There is a wine club, but it has a waiting list. Nick says it's worth it because spots do open up. And anyone who has tasted his wines would heartily agree.

Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery


Tasting Room: No

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: No

Tours: No

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: No

VIP & Educational Experiences: No

Exceptional Views: No

Club Member Lounge: No

Restaurant / Deli: No

Food / Wine Pairings: No

Gift Shop: No

Wedding Facilities: No

Event Facilities: No

Corp. Meetings: No

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: No

Family Friendly: No

Pet Friendly: No

Family Owned and Operated: No

Wine Cave: No

Art/Architectural Interest: No

Sustainable Practices: No