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From behind the scenes, to exclusive news + updates at the winery,
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Claudio's Column

Claudio Ponte
March 10, 2021 | Claudio Ponte

Building BOTTAIA Winery

Ever since we built Bottaia Winery many Wine Club members have asked me to tell them the story of the winery. As I finished writing it, I realized that in fact, I had written an abridged manual with rules and lessons on how to build a winery. In other words, this blog can be seen two ways: For the curious, plenty of background on our original thinking about Bottaia and how we achieved it. And second, for those looking to enter the incredibly risky wine business, a manual “…for Dummies”, with some hard-learned lessons. Enjoy the reading and feel free to contact us if you have questions or comments…  Continue »


The BOTTAIA Journal

Sara Carrizales
July 1, 2023 | Sara Carrizales

Happy Sparkling Wines Week!

Enjoy Sparkling Delights with BOTTAIA's 2021 Spumante 2022 + Rosé Spumante  Continue »

Sara Carrizales
May 13, 2023 | Sara Carrizales

Your Guide to The Pool at BOTTAIA: Essential Information and Insider Tips!

Dive into luxury and unwind at BOTTAIA Winery's Pool in Temecula Wine Country. Surrounded by picturesque vineyards, this tranquil oasis offers a unique experience with its crystal-clear water, craft cocktails, and personalized poolside service. Make your reservations today and indulge in a day of relaxation and indulgence. Your perfect pool day awaits!  Continue »

Sara Carrizales
April 15, 2023 | Sara Carrizales

Uncorking Success!

BOTTAIA Winery has been named one of the top wineries in Temecula Wine Country!  Continue »

Learn Italian (Varietals)... with BOTTAIA

Anna Maria Giambanco DiPietro
September 12, 2021 | Anna Maria Giambanco DiPietro

Rosé Spumante

Sparkling rosé can take a moment from mundane to effervescent, quite literally. Many of you may already be big fans of all things pink and sparkly, but for those of you who eschew the stuff for more serious heavy reds, we offer up a bit of info and pairing suggestions for the belle of the ball, BOTTAIA 2020 Rosé Spumante. Get ready to drink pink!  Continue »

Anna Maria Giambanco DiPietro

Learn Italian (Varietals)... Montepulciano

Italian varietals bring so much to the table and we feature them in our wines—both as single varietals and in our proprietary blends. In this installation of an ongoing series, join us as we delve into the nuances behind a selection of Italian grapes (“uva” in Italiano), grown at our property in the Temecula Valley AVA. Our 2017 Estate Montepulciano showcases true depth and balance. Aged in new oak barrels to capture the intensity of the varietal, this wine will continue to develop as time passes. Mediumbodied with a long, smooth finish, it’s become a favorite for those who enjoy Merlot and Bordeaux Blends. Traditionally grown in Italy, Montepulciano thrives right here in the Temecula Valley. The terroir (taste of a place) highlights the potential of this grape, offering up lush, fruit-driven wines. Read on to learn a bit about the Montepulciano grape. . . andiamo!  Continue »

Anna Maria Giambanco DiPietro

Learn Italian (Varietals)... Vermentino

Spring is in the air, so let’s take a look at our 2017 Estate Vermentino. A light-skinned grape found primarily in Liguria and Sardinia, Italy, Vermentino (vur-men-teeno) yields wines that are light, refreshing, and aromatic.  Continue »


Wine Pairings - The BOTTAIA Way

Anna Maria Giambanco DiPietro
November 25, 2022 | Anna Maria Giambanco DiPietro

Fall Fun With BOTTAIA

The falling leaves Drift by my window The autumn leaves Of red and gold —Jacques Prévert & Johnny Mercer  Continue »

Anna Maria Giambanco DiPietro

Easy-breezy BOTTAIA Red Wine + Cheese Pairings for Spring

What better way to welcome spring than by combining your favorite BOTTAIA bottles with flavorful cheese, crisp breadsticks, and savory olives? Happy hour is about to get a lot happier with longer days and sunsets pushing back to 8 pm. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when pairing wine and food:  Continue »

Anna Maria Giambanco DiPietro
February 24, 2022 | Anna Maria Giambanco DiPietro

Easy-breezy BOTTAIA Wine + Cheese Pairings for Spring

With longer days and warmer weather on the way, it’s time to start planning fun, festive food and wine pairings that are best-enjoyed al fresco. What better way to keep it simple than by combining your favorite BOTTAIA bottles with an elegant cheese board?  Continue »