Archive for April 16, 2012

The 24th Annual Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series continues to provide a stellar lineup of nationally renowned contemporary jazz artists. The Thornton Winery continues to build on its national and critically acclaimed reputation as one of the finest outdoor venues. The intimate and acoustically superb Mediterranean fountain terrace, overlooking the beautiful Temecula Wine Country, offers a memorable and unique concert experience unmatched in Southern California.

A special Gourmet Supper Package, prepared by the award-winning Café Champagne, is available during each performance. The package includes a reserved table under a covered patio, a three-course gourmet meal, tax and gratuity. Early reservations are highly recommended, as seating is limited.

A selection of Thornton Sparkling and Premium Varietal Wines, assorted beverages, bottled water and freshly prepared items from the outdoor Jazz Grill will also be available for purchase before and during the concerts.


April 2012

Sunday, April 29 – 4 pm

Mindi Abair & Friends
Mindi Abair
Jeff Golub
David Pack

May 2012

Sunday, May 6 – 4 pm

The Sax Pack featuring
Jeff Kashiwa
Steve Cole
Marcus Anderson

Saturday, May 12 – 7 pm

Jazz in the City featuring
Paul Taylor
Marion Meadows
Jessy J

June 2012

Sunday, June 3 – 4 pm

Chris Botti
Special Guest

Sunday, June 10 – 4 pm

Euge Groove
Down to the Bone

Sunday, June 17 – 4 pm

Summer Jam featuring
Gerald Albright
Norman Brown

Sunday, June 24 – 4 pm

Bobby Caldwell
David Benoit

July 2012

Sunday, July 1 – 5 pm

Spyro Gyra
Acoustic Alchemy

Sunday, July 15 – 5 pm

The Dream Team featuring
Brian Culbertson
David Sanborn

Sunday, July 22 – 5 pm

Earl Klugh
Special Guest

August 2012

Saturday, August 4 – 7 pm
RnR featuring
Rick Braun
Richard Elliot

Sunday, August 12 – 5 pm

Soul of Summer featuring
Jonathan Butler
Warren Hill

Saturday, August 18 – 7 pm

Dave Koz
Candy Dulfer

Sunday, August 19 – 5 pm

Dave Koz
Candy Dulfer

Sunday, August 26 – 5 pm

George Benson
Special Guest

September  2012

Saturday, September 8 – 7 pm

Boney James
Special Guest

Sunday, September 16 – 4 pm

An Evening with Peter White

Sunday, September 23 – 4 pm


October 2012

Saturday, October 6 – 4 pm

The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman
Brian Simpson

Sunday, October 14 – 4 pm

Special Guest

Sunday, October 21 – 4 pm

Marc Antoine

Thornton Winery, 32575 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92589