There’s a new winery in town and Bottaia Winery knows how too make a first impression. Located in the heart of Temecula Valley’s Wine Country, its chic and modern style is like no other. From the moment you pull up to the parking lot, you are wowed by the astonishing modern meets country architecture of their buildings and get a sense of the beauty of Temecula Wine Country.
There are some things that set Bottaia apart from the other wineries around the area. If you are looking for the crazy party experience this is probably not the place for you. On the contrary, this is the place where you can actually take in the beauty of your surroundings and really enjoy your glass of wine. Now this is a place my husband is going to love because he is not the crowd kinda guy. Here you wont have to worry about elbowing your way in at the bar to get a tasting. Since reservations are preferred they are able to control the ambiance and vibe of your wine tasting experience.
Another unique thing that sets Bottaia apart from others, is their Pool Experience, equipped with a cafe and cocktail bar. There is no other winery around that offers such things for you to enjoy. Children are allowed in this part of the property and they even have a kiddie pool for them. How amazing is that for you parents out there?!
They offer 3 wine tasting experiences, which all seem to have their own special touch. They have their barrel room tasting where you get to taste a six of their estate wines. Then they have the wine blending lab experience, which will be coming soon as I was told. This is something I will be coming back for because who doesn’t want to feel like a wine maker right?! I was able to experience the seated tasting and charcuterie paring this time around. In my opinion this is the best for a foodie like me. First off besides the traditional charcuterie board, they offer two other platters and they offer keto, gluten-free, and vegetarian options upon request. Now I was lucky enough to get Elizabeth as our sommelier for our experience. She was very knowledgeable and the most entertaining host I’ve ever encountered. She knew exactly what to pair each wine with, to get the most flavors out of it. By the end of the pairing she almost felt like a friend and made the experience one of a kind for us.
At the moment they have the club lounge and terrace open to the public but soon will turn into a member only section. I was able to sit for a bit on the terrace with my friend Kristin, and it is so peaceful being outside, surrounded by all the vineyards.
So if you are looking for a piece of sophistication and elegance to come with your wine experience, Bottaia is the place for you.