Thornton Winery: Time to Grill Out
By Sue Montgomery for Temecula Night Out
(As first published on Examiner.com)
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On a recent, pleasantly warm Saturday afternoon, about 50 food and wine enthusiasts sipped a cool Thornton Winery
Brut Reserve, plus some other delectable Thornton wines, while picking
up great grilling tips from Thornton's Executive Chef Steve Pickell.
They were attending an informative and entertaining BBQ Cooking Class at
This wasn't a traditional ribs and burgers BBQ class. Chef Pickell
presented an original approach to outdoor cooking that undoubtedly had
many participants heading home to show off their new knowledge (but only
after happily savoring the dishes the chef prepared).
Thornton Winery is located in the heart of the Temecula Valley Wine Country, about an hour from San Diego, Riverside, or many areas of Orange County.