Hi there! Please let me introduce myself! I’m Porter the Pig and I’m so happy to be the newest member of the Temecula Creek Inn family! I moved from my old home in the country and am starting to find my way around. I’m new in town, but it’s not like I fell off just any ol’ turnip truck — it was a Temecula olive truck!
You’ll be seeing me around the resort, letting you know what’s new at the golf course, what’s happening out at Stone House and more, but I’m especially excited to share what’s new at Cork | Fire Kitchen (the kitchen is where all the magic happens, right?) Because if there’s one thing I love, it’s food! I am a pig, you know.
I’ll also be heading out around the Temecula Valley to introduce you to local purveyors — wineries, farms, ranches, etc. — who make this region so diverse, and our menus so delicious. Check out our newest offering, Bev & Bites, to see how they’re inspiring our chef these days.
Out & About in Old Town Temecula
Happy holidays from Temecula! Winter is much colder where I’m from, and it ain’t easy finding mittens for these hooves. As much as I like the snow, I love Temecula’s winter season! The weather is perfect for golfing, wine tasting, hot air balloon tours and shopping, but the evenings are cool enough to cozy up and enjoy the fire. Speaking of shopping, I just got back from Old Town Temecula! The whole place is decked out for the holidays with lights, trees and decorations. I had to pick up a few things for the Inn.
First stop was Temecula Lavender Co. for their lovely smelling herbs and soaps. I like to smell nice (trying to break a stereotype here), and Lavender is my favorite! Next was Temecula Olive Oil Co, another family owned favorite of Old Town. Chef Tim loves cooking with their products! And a trip to Old Town wouldn’t be complete without a treat. Old Town Root Beer hit the spot. I love roots to begin with, but they’re even better in soda form! They have over 500 glass bottled sodas to choose from!
I’ll definitely be visiting Old Town again this season with all the Temecula Chilled fun happening right now. Hope to see you there!
Out & About at Robert Renzoni Vineyards
I spent the day with Mr. Renzoni at his newly renovated tasting room modeled after a true Italian Villa. I could barely keep up – the place is huge! With 12 acres of vineyards in Temecula Valley, it’s big enough to get lost in (actually, I did get lost).
Mr. Renzoni can make so many different wines because of the diversity in Temecula Valley’s types of soils. I can confirm – Temecula soil is also excellent for rolling in. You can visit for a wine tasting or take a tour of the vineyards. But my favorite part of the day was playing bocce ball with Robert on their picnic grounds!
I’ve got to say that the Grapeline Shuttle has been just what I needed as I’ve been out exploring the best of wine country. It really is the best way to explore: Cool, comfy and in the company of fellow wine buffs looking to have a great time!
I know, I’m a pig and my transportation options are rather limited, but I’d take the Grapeline even if my rollerskates weren’t in the shop for repairs.
Grapeline offers all sorts of deals, but take it from me and book a Wine Country Getaway at Temecula Creek Inn – not only do you get the great Grapeline service, you also get a sweet place to stay after a day of indulgence!
Out & About at Wilson Creek Winery
Planning a day in wine country? Wilson Creek Winery is a must see. First off, it’s a family business (Rosie Wilson herself planted the flowers!) and you can feel that in the energy and personal touch when you visit – it’s very warm and welcoming, even to pigs like me! Wilson Creek is famous for its almond champagne, and I can’t imagine a wine that’s more fun to drink! Their new winemaker, Kestutis “Gus” Vizgirda, has won plenty of awards, including gold medals for Best Viognier and Best Sauvignon Blanc at the California State Competition.
Guess that’s all for now! Check back soon for more updates from me!
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