10/21-Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen talk with Ray Falkner & Morgan Clendenen
October 22, 2013•52 min
Ray Falkner - Falkner Winery Located in Temecula Valley, CA, Falkner Winery is a long time in the making. Our story is one of passion, perseverance and of course great wine. Together they bring great business experience and a love for wine together to form a winery dedicated to producing high quality wines and a tasting room that generates fun and excitement. The winery opened July 1, 2000 with a joyous kickoff over the 4th of July. Based in the South Coast community of Temecula, the Falkner Winery is located near the crest of a 1500-foot hill that offers visitors a spectacular view of the valley below. The gift shop offers unique gifts and food products that allow visitors to purchase lunch and dine on picnic tables located in their grassy, tree lined picnic area. With both inside and outside wine tasting areas, visitors have the opportunity to maximize their enjoyment of wine, food, and nature. Call us today for information about exquisite wine tasting, premier fine dining, or for expert consultation with planning your memorable Temecula wedding. We would love to hear from you and hope you enjoy our site. Morgan Clendenen - Cold Heaven Cellars Cold Heaven Cellars was founded in 1996 by owner/winemaker Morgan Clendenen who pioneered the cool-climate viognier style that the winery has become famous for producing. Using fruit from top-quality vineyards from three separate appellations in Santa Barbara County, Cold Heaven highlights viognier from the Le Bon Climat Vineyard, a Clendenen family-owned property that is farmed organically and the historic Sanford and Benedict Vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills. Although Cold Heaven Cellars has become synonymous with California viognier, in 2003 a small amount of cool-climate syrah was produced and continues today. In 2008, pinot noir was added to the program, and currently Cold Heaven boasts two separate pinots, using fruit from the Sta. Rita. Hills and Santa Maria Valley AVA’s. All wines are produced using gentle cellar techniques in our small cellar in Buellton, California.