The 2017 white merlot is now released!

Welcome to Lumiere winery


About Us

Our Story


Lumiere winery is a labor of love and a love of nature.  Planted in 1980, the old vines were originally Sauvignon blanc of which six acres still are. In 1987, the Kleiner family purchased the 21 acre vineyard property and began their life of growing grapes.  Dr Ezra Kleiner, his wife Martha, and their son Andrew grew grapes for Northern California‘s Glen Ellen Winery at first, followed by Callaway and other local wineries throughout the years. 

     Andrew knew from a young age that there was something very special about grapes.  “Grapes made the wines that my dad drank with his most elegant meals. I knew he loved great food, but, I could see a distinct change in his behavior when the wine cellar was opened.  Wine seemed to have life and happiness in it. Wine seemed to bring love into the world around me as I would see my dad savor every sip and share his smile.” Ezra left his body in 2006. His light still shines filtered through Andrew.

Birds nest

Less is more... Balance is appropriate.  The vineyard is where all the quality comes from. The winery is where the grapes become wine and the quality is preserved.  Our crop loads are reduced to create optimal flavor concentration and ripeness with a balanced natural chemistry in the fruit.  

    Bordeaux wines are our specialty.  In 1995 we grafted in 4 acres of Merlot.  In 2003 we grafted in 2 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and 1 acre of Petit Verdot.  Since then we’ve grafted in 2 more acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 2 acres of Malbec and 2 acres of Cabernet Franc. 

View from Lumiere

Andrew Kleiner, while growing grapes and making wine, managed the development of Lumiere winery.  Construction of the winery began in 2006 and was fully and finally permitted in 2014.  The tasting room softly opened in late 2010.  We are currently now open Thursday thru Monday 11-6pm.

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Tastings include Crackers or Fresh Baked Bread *(Based on availability)

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Membership cost: 1 bottle per month billed 3 at a time, 4 times per year (+ shipping if wines aren’t picked up by the end of the quarter). Benefits: You will receive 2 monthly premium wine tastings at no extra charge. While accompanying you, up to 4 extra guests may taste at half price. In addition, each membership includes the featured glass of wine and food pairing for two people at parties held monthly. RSVP to monthly parties where other members will be onsite celebrating the “wine of the month” together with you. Membership is limited. If space is not available, you will be added to the waiting list and will be contacted as soon as there is an opening.

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Lumiere winery

39555 Calle Contento, Temecula, California 92591, United States


Tasting Room Hours


11:00 am – 6:00 pm






11:00 am – 6:00 pm


11:00 am – 6:00 pm


11:00 am – 6:00 pm


11:00 am – 6:00 pm

We will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas day.