Maurice Car'rie Vineyard & Winery
Open: Year Round
My name is Renato Sais Blanco and I am the new Winemaker at Maurice Car'rie Winery.
I was born in Sonora, Mexico. I am 33 years old, and have been married to my high school sweetheart the past six years.
I have a Bachelor's degree in International Business and a degree in Viticulture and Enology. I began my wine career in Mexico, in the Valley of Guadalupe, Baja California. My family built a winery back in 2005. I apprenticed and grew professionally through 2008.In 2009, I made the decision to come to the US to learn more about the industry and build a life/career here. My career here started in Sonoma, Ca working as an Enologist for Windsor Oaks Winery; then I moved closer to my roots (Southern California) and established myself in the beautiful city of Temecula.
In 2010, Danza Del Sol Winery and Mike Tingley decided to hire me as the Assistant Winemaker and Vineyard Manager. I spent the last four harvests with the company; helping Danza Del Sol any way I could to make it a successful and well-known company in the valley of Temecula.
The opportunity of becoming the Winemaker here at Maurice Car'rie is a dream come true, being a part of a historic and highly known winery is something to be truly proud of. I see Maurice Car'rie Winery as an anchor of the Temecula Valley wineries.
I am looking forward to continue the already well-known wine production program here to keep pleasing our customers with our quality and variety of wines.
The brie was delicious- as promised- but the lady pouring our tastings was suuuuuper slow. (reminiscent of the sloth in zoo-topia) We were through one tasting by the time our brie was ready (at least 15 minutes in) there were only 2 other people there at the time, but we were clearly not a priority. She advised us the brie is important to eat warm so we should go outside and eat it now. We all chose to take a triple pour of something and go enjoy it outside. I'd have liked to taste a few more wines there, but what we had was pretty good. So Its difficult for me to give an accurate rating on the wine being as I only tasted 2 or 3. The experience was a little hampered by the oddness of the lady pouring.
Great winery! Just enjoyed some sourdough bread with baked brie inside along with some great wine. We received wonderful service from Christina who is super sweet and a real treasure.
It is the best way to start the rounds in Temecula. Staff is super friendly and guide you not just through wine (with extra pouring BTW) but also with all places around. Excellent place over all.
Maurice Car'rie Vineyard and Winery❣ Amazing staff, fantastic variety of wine selections and fresh hot sourdough bread💞 Loved this winery, very helpful & professional.
We visit them often. It's always a great experience and they have wonderful wines