About This Winery
Thornton Winery is a French-chateau-style destination winery with lovely patios and terraces, a full-service restaurant, gift shop and a sit-down Champagne Lounge. The lounge serves various flights of still and sparkling wines, as well as wonderful gourmet food choices.
Sitting on the south side of the valley, Thornton Winery is an impressive place with lots to do and see. As you enter the Fountain Terrace Restaurant, the grassy lawn area and the patio is to your left, with the winery, gift shop, tasting room and more patios to your right. There are wine caves, an herb garden, VIP tasting programs, winemaker dinners, and regular tours to keep you busy. There is a regular Jazz Music Concert Series in the summer, and other events held throughout the year.
The focus at Thornton is on Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine, with seven different sparklers, including an almond-flavored option. Still wines are also made, using whole-cluster pressing, extensive blending and barrel aging.
The tasting program offers many opportunities to taste, either by the glass or by tasting tiers of sparkling, red, white or a mix of wines.↑ Less
Winery InformationHours: Open daily 10 to 5 pm
Fees: Tasting fee $9 to $12
Price Range: $18 to $59 per bottle
Production: 50,000 cases
Discounts: Buy 3 bottles get one free
Tour Info: on weekends at 11, 12:30, 2 & 4 pm
Unique Amenities: Cafe Champagne Restaurant
- Tours - Regularly Scheduled
- Casual & Relaxed
- Hip & Stylish
- Kid Friendly
- Resort Like
- Cabernet Sauvignon