Falkner Winery specializes in high quality wines with over 80% earning Gold or Silver medals in wine competitions. So while you may be tempted to stop at the first winery that you see in Temecula wine country, be sure to plan to make a stop at the Falkner Winery for wine tasting and lunch at their spectacular Pinnacle Restaurant with its romantic vineyard views.
The Faslkner winery sits on top of a big hill and commands a panoramic view of the wine country. Here too is their restaurant called Pinnacle Restaurant. The beautiful eye-catching structure is half moon shaped and sits on top of a hill commanding a panoramic view of the vineyards.
Falkner Winery offers ample free parking for both the restaurant and the winery. So make it a point to discover both.
Once inside of the winery, you’ll quickly get the hang of how to taste the wines. First you purchase a certain number of tokens from the cashier, which can then be exchanged for a wine tasting. So then all you have to do is mosey up to the long wooden wine bar and start sampling wines.
Their friendly staff will guide you through a flight of wines. After you have completed your wine tasting, you will undoubtedly want to purchase a bottle or more to take home for your enjoyment at a later date.
As for their Pinnacle Restaurant, it’s across the parking lot from the winery. The restaurant sits on a hill overlooking the Falkner Winery vineyards and offers a perfect vineyard view, which makes dining here a wonderful treat for fine dining and fine wines in Temecula’s romantic wine country.
The wines served at the restaurant come with suggested pairings and are Falkner Winery’s best along with excellent wines from other vineyards. From the kitchen come fabulous-tasting entrées prepared by Chef Gianni Ciciliot.
Highly recommended is the warm artichoke gratinée, which is a beautifully presented artichoke heart and roasted red pepper gratinée dip served with assorted crackers and crostini. Also highly recommended is the Santa Barbara salad. Excellent main course selections include a pan-seared duck breast with goat cheese risotto, baby fennel, and a plum sun-dried cherry sauce. Try the lobster mac and cheese made with lobster tail and prosciutto. It’s a Falkner special.
Enhancing your dining experience are the gorgeous bay windows with refreshing and romantic vineyard views, beautiful high ceilings and exceptional, eye-catching paintings. Save room for their delicious desserts because you don’t want to miss their Tiramisu Marsala Martini –Marscarpone Marsala cream, coffee, house-made lady fingers, whipped cream, and shaved chocolate,
Impressive weddings up to 200 people, banquets, catering and private parties from 50–175 people are all things they do very well here. Call Loretta at (951-676-8231 ext. 102). For high quality award-winning wines, this is definitely the place.
And as you might expect of a top winery, they also have an impressive restaurant offering lunch daily.
The Falkner Winery restaurant is aptly named Pinnacle because it sits on a hilltop offering beautiful vineyard views of the Falkner vineyards. The Pinnacle Restaurant is open daily for lunch 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. serving mediterranean cuisine.
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The Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery
You’ll feel on top of the world at Falkner Winery’s hilltop restaurant aptly named The Pinnacle Restaurant. Its location on top of a 1,500-ft. hill offers panoramic views of the Temecula Valley. The Pinnacle Restaurant features delicious American/Mediterranean cuisine at affordable prices.
The Pinnacle Restaurant is also a wonderful venue for rehearsal dinners, weddings, family reunions, birthday parties, anniversaries, corporate events and other special events. As would be expected, Falkner Winery serves the best wine list in Temecula.
According to owner Ray Falkner, “There are many fine Temecula restaurants, but his award winning Pinnacle Restaurant in the wine country is unrivaled in the Temecula Wine Country.” Plus, Falkner offes a unique Temecula dining experience in our VIP Room located in their “Wine Cave” below the Restaurant.”
The Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery is open daily for lunch only from 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Reservations can be made at their website or by calling 951-676-8231 x1 or by clicking here to make online reservations.
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A Wedding to Remember at the Falkner Winery
Perched above the beautiful Temecula Valley Wine Country, at The Falkner Winery you will find the perfect setting for any special occasion. With the park-like grounds and breathtaking views you will experience the relaxed elegance of Temecula Wine Country hospitality.
Whether a themed affair, a formal dinner or a memorable wedding, Falkner Winery’s professional staff, caterers and recommended vendors will assist you in the planning and production of every aspect of your special event.
You will have a choice of ceremony venues that include a tranquil waterfall and/or a pavillion set in the Temecula vineyard area. Click here to contact the Falkner Wedding & Event Manager at Falkner Winery.
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The Falkner Restaurant offers an Ideal venue for Banquets & Parties.
Falkner Winery can accommodate parties as intimate as 50 people or as large as 175. Events can be held outside in their lawn area, inside in the production barrel room, in the new banquet/reception center, and in their intimate VIP Barrel room.
In the beautiful classy restaurant, you can enjoy unparalleled views of the mountains, vineyards and valleys. You will also be able to enjoy their beautiful, distressed wood floors, cove lighting, columns, a beautiful wine bar, and high ceilings with 80 feet of rounded glass walls with doors that open to 90 feet of outside open balconies facing the mountains, vineyards, and sunsets.
The Pinnale Restaurant also at Falkner WWinery is a real show stopper. offers their production barrel room for groups with up to 50 guests the opportunity to experience a unique environment surrounded by tanks and barrels.
The beautiful lawn area surrounded by lighted trees and patios offers a natural, outdoor setting. Highly impressive is Falkner Winery’s indoor VIP Barrel room creates an Old World environment for up to 20 guests. This special glass enclosed room features a curved barrel ceiling with full visibility of their barrels in a “cave” setting. Click here to contact Falkner for the Banquets, Wedding & Event Manager at Falkner Winery.
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Join Falkner Winery’s Fantastic Wine Club
Falkner Winery offers 4 unique California wine club offerings for you to choose from. Each Temecula wine club offers distinct discounts and benefits. Please explore the table below to see what each club offers. Earn reward points with all food and wine purchases and redeem for food and wine! For more information, call (951-676-8231 x109).
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Banquets & Weddings at Falkner Winery
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Price: Price varies with menu.