Baily Vineyard & Winery
In 1982, the Baily family, having recognized the unique attributes of the Temecula Valley, planted its first vineyard with Riesling grapes. The Bailys carefully consider the dual importance of soil and climate to the terroir of its wines. The family officially began Baily Vineyard & Winery in 1986.
Having expanded the first six and one-half acres, the Baily family now boasts four vineyards, comprised of 32 acres, throughout the region. In addition to the Riesling vineyard, the Bailys maintain a vineyard planted with Muscat Blanc and Chardonnay grapes. A vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc vines surround the estate tasting room and restaurant. Finally, a specialty of the Baily winery, Bordeaux varieties constitute the fourth vineyard. These varieties include Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Several acres also consist of Sangiovese and Malbec.
Phil Baily acts as Baily Vineyard & Winery’s winemaker. He seeks to produce a consistently smooth wine and ages his wines 30 months before release. He identifies Temecula as a superlative locale for wine grape growing. Most of the Baily vineyard soils are decomposed granite, which drains well. Similar to the climate of Sonoma and Northern Napa Valleys, the Temecula climate features cool summer nights and breezes that travel through gaps in the coastal mountains.
The Bailys believe in the importance of pairing food with wine. The family runs several restaurants, including one beside the tasting room. The Bailys seek to pair good food and good wine. The restaurant frequently holds entertainment as well as private parties.