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“Average wines, tiny tasting room without much ambiance”
Review of Hart Winery

Hart Winery
Ranked #24 of 91 things to do in Temecula
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Founded in 1980, family owned and operated Hart Winery is one of Temecula Valley's oldest wineries, and produces boutique wines of exceptional quality. Nestled on the western edge of the Temecula Valley, Hart Winery capitalizes on the soil and climate at 1,500 feet above sea level to produce premium estate grown Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Roussanne, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tempranillo.
Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Average wines, tiny tasting room without much ambiance”
Reviewed 27 May 2008

The Hart Winery has a tiny tasting room overlooking beautiful vineyards and hills in Temecula. For $5 you can taste five wines, or for $10 you can taste any five (including those on the Reserve list). I'm a big fan of Viognier, and was excited to see a 2006 Viognier on their tasting list that sells for $14.00/bottle. Unfortunately, the bouquet and the finish of the wine resembled vinegar.

Their red wines were much better, and we really enjoyed the 2006 "Three" which sells for $18 a bottle. It is a Southern Rhone-style red wine made from 56% Mourvedre, 22% Syrah, and 22% Grenache. A nice full-bodied red that is slightly dry and has a slight oak aftertaste.

Overall the Hart winery isn't my first choice in Temecula. There are several other wineries that have a much nicer ambiance with a better selection of wines. The plus? A nice row of picnic areas outside which provide a gorgeous view of the vines.

4 Thank EgyptianHeidi
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“Favorite during 7 winery tour weekend.”
Reviewed 6 August 2007

We stayed at South Coast(6) and tried the following other wineries: Falkner(7), Leonesse(5), Thornton(3), Wilson Creek(4), Hart(1), Ponte(1) and Maurice Car'rie. We generally enjoyed the wines at all of the wineries. However, we found Hart to be our favorite. There was something very distinctive about the quality of most of their wines. I'm not a pro wine drinker, but I know what I like. They have a very small tasting room and we were lucky enough to have a long converstation with both the owner and his son. Make sure Hart is on your list when you head out to taste wines in Temecula. Oh, and the numbers after each winery put them in order of our favorite(1) to least favorite(7) in terms of wines we tasted.

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