"I take great pride in making wine that sells in the single digits or low to mid teens that people like. I want people to drink wine. I don't want it to be a secret club where you need to know a certain handshake to get in."
My recollection gets a little hazy here as I allow myself to thoroughly relax and melt into the experience. I did manage to ascertain that the Vino Therapy facial costs $75.00. It is an ideal treat for anyone after a day of Temecula vineyard touring and tasting.
Although he still practices dentistry, wine is in Wilmer's blood. He studied viticulture at UC Davis and winemaking at Mt. San Jacinto College and San Diego State. "Wine gets into your soul little by little and becomes a passion."
He explains that he's making wine for a broad range of customers, from the person who has never tasted wine to the true connoisseur. "I don't buy enough wine to keep us in business", he says, so he makes wines for the people on the other side of the counter. He listens to his customers, too, and enjoys interacting with them.
He looks forward to making outstanding Spanish blends. In making wines he asks himself if it's something he'd like to pair with dinner. He doesn't mind enjoying a wine on its own, but loves what the marriage of food and wine can create.