Our Story

The Dream

What began as a long-time dream for brothers-in-law Lawrie Lipton and Mark Manfield, came to fruition with the opening of Lorimar Vineyards and Winery. In fact, the name Lorimar itself was formed
by combining Lawrie and Mark’s first names. A unique winery concept was formed through the combination of their shared passion for music, experiences in hospitality, and culinary and performing arts.

The journey began in 2009 with the opening of Lorimar’s Old Town location, a placeholder while the Wine Country location was under construction. In May 2012, Lawrie and Mark, along with hundreds of local residents and guests, celebrated the grand opening of Lorimar Winery, a Tuscan-style winery in the heart of the Temecula Valley. Featuring breathtaking views of Mount Palomar and the Santa Ana Mountains, Lorimar is the perfect picturesque setting to enjoy live music, local artwork, gourmet food, and award-winning wine. Lorimar Winery has a distinct personality which is built around the perfect combination of wine and music.

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Lorimar Wine

At Lorimar we craft wines that are approachable with a fruit forward style that showcases the strengths of
Temecula Wine Country. We create wines using the best of the old world ways combined with today’s more advanced technologies, producing delicious varietals and exciting blends.

Tuscan Style Winery

“A Fusion of Wine, Art and Music”

Our Tuscan style winery is showcased amidst adjoining orange groves and our 22 acre estate vineyard. Our first vine plantings were of Cabernet Sauvignon in 2000 followed by Syrah, Grenache, Muscat, Viognier and Sangiovese.

Temecula’s wine growing region is unique and special. We are 22 miles away from the ocean which classifies us a Maritime climate. Balanced with warm sunny days and cool nights, the vines flourish and produce excellent fruit in our climate. The soil composition of decomposed granite and clay drains well and is ideal for retaining moisture reserves deep below the surface roots.

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