Lorimar Winery & Vineyards
Lorimar Winery & Vineyards is owned by Mark Manfield and Lawrie Lipton. These gentlemen are passionate about wine, music and art. The Lorimar tasting room in old town Temecula reflects these passions, which Mr. Manfield and Mr. Lipton believe are integral to each other. The tasting room holds many special events, such as artwork exhibits and live music.
Although restaurants and boutiques surround the old town Temecula site, the Lorimar Winery owners are in process of completing a Tuscan-style villa on the vineyard grounds. They hope to hold more events and private gatherings. In the meantime, visitors can enjoy live music and wine happy hour on weekends. Events and special tastings are held for wine club members as well.
Lorimar Winery & Vineyards produces a fruit forward wine that mirrors the terroir and climate of Temecula Valley. The winery produces a sparkling Chardonnay with hints of citrus and caramel. The 2008 Lorimar Chardonnay puts apple and citrus forward. The 2009 Gewürztraminer’s personality also projects a light fruit blend of apple, apricot and peach. Lorimar has produced a White Merlot that is reminiscent of citrus and berries. The Muscat Canelli is a sweet tropical fruit wine that is perfect for dessert. The reds mingle berries and spice. Lorimar has a blend of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The 2008 Lorimar Lydian is a Cabernet Franc with touches of berry, pepper and vanilla. The 2008 Syrah, called Nocturne, calls to mind blackberries. Flavors of berries, currants, cherries and plums grace the notes of the Cabernet and Mourverde blend called Duet.