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Temecula Wine Country: Falkner Catches On Fire

Updated: Apr 5, 2022

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Falkner Winery reports that, "Due to a fire, the tasting room is closed indefinitely, but The Pinnacle Restaurant is only temporarily closed."

We are saddened by the news coming from Temecula Wine Country. Overnight, on June 6, 2020, Falkner Winery suffered a structural fire causing millions in damages. The fire destroyed the tasting room connected to the barrel room. The scenic estate has an additional building on property. The Pinnacle Restaurant, which is separated by parking space, remains intact. It will be closed to the public temporarily as the investigation and cleanup concludes. There were no reports of any injuries.

My last visit to this estate was in March 2020, and we dined at The Pinnacle Restaurant. Even the view from inside the building is breathtaking. I ordered the octopus because when I had it in Baja Wine Country, I fell in love with it. Here, Spanish octopus is braised in Bouillion and finished on the grill. The meaty seafood is accompanied by a salad made of Israeli couscous, baby Heirloom tomatoes, roasted red peppers, basil, chorizo and finished with smoked paprika oil. The Grilled Octopus ($28) is so tasty, I recommend it!

The premiere winery was excited to reopen it's doors Friday, June 5, 2020, after a period of being closed due to coronavirus. We were anxious to visit once again and partake in regular life activities.. like clinking wine glasses and dining-in. Unfortunately, the delay will be prolonged. Once they do open, we will probably need to make reservations in advance to be able to get inside. We wish them a speedy recovery.

Press release provided by:

Falkener Winery

40620 Calle Contento

Temecula, CA 92591

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