Back when Temecula still had the 909 area code
If you’ve been anywhere near Ponte lately (website and newsletters included), you know that this month we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary as a working winery and tasting room. So much has happened! It was a hoot going through our oldest photos, looking for the best ones for this blog. Truth be told, I hardly recognized the winery as Ponte in many of them. Relax for a few minutes, pour yourself a glass of Ponte wine and go down memory lane with us…
Ponte during construction; from left to right, that’s the Tasting Room, Barrel Room and Restaurant
The Marketplace during its very early days. The displays have gotten much taller since then
Our rock garden with the Tent Pavilion in the background
The bride and groom cottages. My, how that tree on the right has grown!
A steel tank going into the tankyard via crane
Starting to become a little more recognizable
And then, along came the Member’s Reserve Room
Down came the Tent, up went the Vineyard Pavilion. Halleluiah, air conditioning!
Then, we built the Decanter Room
And when that was all finished, we decided to build again. Early construction of Ponte Vineyard Inn pictured
The best boutique hotel in Temecula wine country: Ponte Vineyard Inn
There is one thing that hasn’t changed, though: Our “day in the country” feel
Who knows what the next ten years will bring, but we sure hope you’re with us every step of the way. If you haven’t been to Ponte in a while, come on out for a day or weekend visit. You might be surprised at how much has changed!
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–What is your favorite memory of Ponte?