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Wine Club Members: Your Fall Selection Is Here!

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Pamo Valley Winery’s Summer Selection is here!

This Selection includes two wines ready to celebrate the Holidays:

  • 2010 Tempranillo “Two”
  • 2010 Petite Sirah


Wine Club Members can begin picking up their Summer Selection on Friday, October 26th at our tasting room during normal hours:

  • Friday: 2PM – 6PM
  • Saturday: 11AM – 6PM
  • Sunday: 11AM – 6PM
  • Monday: 2PM – 6PM


(Ps: As a Pamo Valley Wine Club Member, don’t forget to take advantage of free tastings on new releases and half-price tastings for all wines!)

We’re looking forward to seeing you!



The following pairings are prepared by S. Elaine Lyttleton, the Chinook Cook.


Pamo Valley Winery 2010 Tempranillo “Two”

Chicken Enchiladas (Serves eight)

  • 1: Whole chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1 Can: Chopped chilies
  • 2 Cans: Cream of chicken soup
  • 3 Tbsp: Dried onion
  • 2 Tbsp: Chopped garlic
  • Pepper to taste


Combine above ingredients and simmer 20 minutes.

Spray a 9” x 13” baking pan with cooking spray.

  • 14 Small: Fajita size tortillas
  • 6 Cups: Jack cheese, grated
  • 1 Small Can: Chopped olives


Roll tortillas with chicken mixture, olives and cheese. Save enough cheese for topping.

Heat 1 can creamed chicken soup with 1/2 – 3/4 cup salsa verde and pour over rolled tortillas in pan. Top with reserved cheese.

Heat at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.

Note: Good use of rotisserie chicken from the market.


2010 Petite Sirah

Mediterranean Tart

  • 1: Pillsbury ready-made pie crust
  • 1/2 Cup: Walnut pesto
  • 1 Cup: Feta cheese
  • Tomatoes, sliced and/or artichoke hearts, and/or sliced zucchini Kalamata or other Mediterranean olives, sliced or halved
  • Pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  • Place one Pillsbury ready-made pie crust in a tart pan
  • Spread pesto over crust
  • Sprinkle with half the feta cheese
  • Top with choice of sliced tomatoes, artichoke hearts, zucchini
  • Sprinkle the rest of the feta cheese
  • Sprinkle olives over all
  • Season to takes with Pepper


Bake 20 to 30 minutes until crust is golden. Let stand 5 minutes before removing from tart pan and cutting into wedges.

Wine Pairing: Pamo Valley 2010 Petite Sirah, Hatfield Creek Vineyards


Trivia: Did you know the grape is named Petite Syrah, but when the Federal government approves the label on the wine bottle, they insist the wine be called Petite Sirah?


Wines: 2010 Hatfield Creek Vineyard, Ramona Valley Zinfandel

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For a decadent treat in a wine glass that will satisfy any craving, be sure to open our 2010 Zinfandel from Norm Case and Elaine Lyttleton’s Hatfield Creek Vineyard in Ramona!

A medium bodied, feminine Zin with lavish notes of caramel macchiato, chocolate covered raisins, and vanilla pipe tobacco that mingles with bright cherry, berry, pepper, and spicy oak. The rich berries-and-cream flavor leads to cherry, grapefruit, and coffee. A milk chocolate and oregano blend pleases, while the long finish teases with cranberry, vanilla, pear, hazelnut, and strawberry ice cream.

2010 Hatfield Creek Vineyard, Ramona Valley ZinfandelWith our Zinfandel, there is no reason for dessert!

Pairs well with: Roasted chicken, grilled meats, spicy cuisine, pizza, and seafood stew.

Serving recommendations: This wine will age nicely for the next 4-5 years. Uncork and enjoy!

Our One-Year Anniversary Party: A Success!

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We had a terrific turnout on Sunday for our One-Year Tasting Room Anniversary party. All of us at Pamo Valley Winery would like to wish a huge Thank You to everyone.


Thank You!



If you weren’t able to make it out on Sunday, we’d love to share our anniversary with you! Feel free to stop by our Facebook page to see some very happy people enjoying a beautiful day.


(If you have any pictures, we’d love to see them!)


Thanks again to everyone for your continued support!!


Introducing Our Newest Wine: Little Early One

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We’re excited to announce the latest addition to our wine family: Little Early One!

Pamo Valley Winery, Little Early One

Vibrant aromas of plum synchronize with savory spices and roasted nuts. Flavors of strawberry-cherry jamminess, and cloves, build into violet, and dried apricot, and are followed by a polished finale of honey and fig.

Paris well with pasta, pizza, barbecued or smoked meats, and Mexican food.

Tempranillo [Temp-ra-knee-oh] is a famous Spanish grape variety used in many rich Spanish red wines. Primitivo [Pri-mi-tì-vo], originating in Greece and transported into Italy, is genetically the father to the well-loved Zinfandel grape. Both varietals need only a short growing season and their early ripening tendencies are the source of the name “little early one.”

An Anniversary You Won’t Want To Miss!

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One year ago, we opened up the Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room. Can you believe it’s been a year already?!


Refreshing SangriaWhile we have heaps of terrific events and news to share over the coming months, we’re taking a short pause to reflect back on the previous year and all the wonderful memories.


Stop by this Sunday, June 10 between 11AM and 8PM to celebrate with us! We’ll be serving refreshing sangria and delicious cake, along with live music and prize drawings!


Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room
One-Year Anniversary Party
603 Main Street Ramona, CA 92065 (map)


Ramona Valley Wine Region Magazine, Spring Issue Is Now Available!

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We’re excited to pass on the news that the Spring Issue of the Ramona Valley Wine Region magazine is now available!

In the Spring Issue, the winners of the recent Finger Lakes Competition – Cactus Star Vineyard at Scaredy Cat Ranch and Woof’n Rose Winery – are showcased, along with articles on wine’s impact of oak and cork.

To read the latest issues, along with the archives, please visit the Ramona Valley Wine Region website at:

The online edition of the magazine remains free but please support the magazine by purchasing a printed copy (more details available at the website above).

Ramona Valley Wine Region Magazine, Spring Issue

This Weekend: Local Wine Tasting At The Annual Rib Fest Fundraiser

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The Ramona Valley Winery Association is participating in the Annual Rib Fest with a stellar lineup of local wines:

Ramona Rib Fest 2012

  • Chuparosa Vineyards
  • Edwards Vineyard and Cellars
  • Highland Hills Winery
  • Kohill Winery
  • Mahogany Mountain Vineyard and Winery
  • Pamo Valley Winery
  • Woof’n Rose Winery

It’s a great opportunity to talk these wineries and to taste award-winning wines being produced in our backyards! Adding to the fun, there will be a raffle and live music.

  • What: Ramona Community Center 7th Annual Rib Fest Fundraiser
  • Where: Ramona Community Center – 434 Aqua Lane, Ramona, CA (map)
  • When: Saturday, June 2 from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm
  • Dinner Tickets (All you can eat!): Adults – $15/ea, Kids: $2/ea
  • Wine Tickets: $1 per 1 oz. Tasting, $5 per glass

For more information visit the Ramona Valley Vineyard Association website or call 760-789-0440.

Mother’s Day At Pamo Valley Winery

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We had such a fun time with all the Moms who stopped by the Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room on Sunday.

Thanks Moms!

Mother's Day 2012 at Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room

Flowers: Provided by Sun Valley Florist

Mother's Day 2012 at Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room

Champagne: Provided by Escalona Cellars

Mother's Day 2012 at Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room

Fun times: Provided by Moms!
Mother's Day 2012 at Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room

Fun times: Provided by Moms!

Spend Mother’s Day with Pamo Valley Winery!

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Gerbera FlowerWhen you stop by on Mother’s Day for a tasting (or to pick up your favorite bottle of wine), we have a special gift just for you.


All Mom’s who stop in for a tasting or to purchase a bottle of wine on Mother’s Day receive individually wrapped Gerbera flowers, a chocolate truffle, and a taste of champagne.


We’re open on Mother’s Day hours from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Stop in to see our new expanded tasting room and enjoy the day on our outdoor patio!


Thank you to our Mother’s Day sponsors:


Introducing Silver Award Winning – 2011 “Jenn’s Choice” – Available April 6th, 2012!

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“Jenn’s Choice”

60% Orange Muscat, 40% Viognier
Estate Bottled
13.9 Alc.
Produced and Bottled by Pamo Valley Winery
Our new release won a Silver in the March 31st judging at the inaugural San Diego County Fair Commercial Wine Competition!

With just over 200 acres in all of California, Orange Muscat is rarely seen here. It was once grown in France and there are some small plantings in Italy and Australia. Viognier (vee-ohn-YAY) is best known as the only permitted grape in the French wine region of Condrieu. Growing in popularity, it is the most planted white Rhone varietal in the United States.

Our small lot, handcrafted off-dry Orange Muscat/Viognier blend offers a flavor filled white wine with a satisfying creamy mouth feel. Harvested at night, whole cluster pressed and fermented at cool temperatures, this wine delivers delicious orange creamsicle, apricot, honey and floral peach aromas that will greet your senses.  On the palate are rich flavors of bright guava and honeydew melon following hints of tropical fruit with a luscious vanilla cream background.  Serve chilled. Pairs well with: This wine has a bit of sweetness and will pair well with summer salads tossed with goat cheese and dried cranberries or with desserts such as cheesecake or creme brulee.

This wine will be released and available for sale at the tasting room on Friday, April 6th, 2012.  Only 12 cases produced, this one will sell out fast!