• Porter Birthday

It’s Porter’s Birthday!

Help me celebrate my birthday with these October specials at Cork|Fire Kitchen!

  • Wednesdays: Cellar-brations
    Purchase any entrée and receive 50% off select bottles of wine. 
  • Wednesday – Sunday: Bev & Bites
    We’re celebrating all month with some of my favorite Bev & Bites. 
  • All Month: Specialty Cupcake
    I’m serving my favorite cupcake, mudpie!
    One for $3, or two for $5. 
  • All Month: Specialty Cocktail
    Cheers! Try my take on an Old Fashioned,
    Templeton Rye | Remember the Maine $11 

Porter’s Journey

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.

October 2014

If you’re looking to get the big picture view of Temecula Valley, you have to check out Grape Escape’s Balloon Adventures! There’s nothing like seeing a beautiful sunrise over the vineyards from high above Temecula Valley. It’s also great for scoping out tasty vegetable gardens.

I met Rusty and Cherise, the balloon experts and owners of Grape Escape. They recommend a good night’s sleep before your balloon adventure, which means you can stay over at Temecula Creek Inn with me! We even have a Grape Escape Package that makes planning your adventure a breeze. That’s all from me for now; I’ve got to get back to my balloon pilot training. What, you don’t believe me? You will when pigs can fly (this pig, at least)!

Fall 2014

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!

Summer 2014

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!

Spring 2014

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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