The numbers are mind-numbing. 140 gargantuan stainless steel tanks. 70,000 oak barrels. 6,000,000 bottles. In the end, however, the quality shines through. This is no low-end bulk wine. It’s meticulously crafted and delicious. Elena’s “experimental” winery would be the envy of many winemakers. It’s here she works with some of the newer, lesser-known varietals like Tempranillo Blanco and finds out what makes them sing.
Tom Plant launched WINEormous in 2009 and is a member of the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association. Based in Temecula, California, he offers intimate winery tours for no more than seven people. Tour details and pricing are available at www.temecula-tours.com. Call now to book your Temecula Winery Tour at (951) 907-9701! Ask about special discounts.