Our Story

Greeted by the scent of vanilla on the nose, followed closely by pineapple which extends seamlessly onto the palate. Notes of green apple and bartlett pear join in, complimented by delicate threads of caramel and cinnamon on the finish.

Avensole Winery

To our guests,

When we first saw the property that was to become Avensole, we fell in love with the hilltop location, the views across the valley and the sprawling vineyards. For every adventure there is a discovery, for every unique place, there is a story. This is ours. We hope that our passion for fine wines, excellent food and personalized service inspires an experience as unique as you are.

From our family to yours,

Our Story

Inspired by childhood travels throughout Europe, the Lytton Family’s love of rolling vineyards across the Italian, French and Austrian countryside eventually brought them to Temecula Valley where they could create a winery destination of their own. Their dreams came to fruition in 2013 when they recognized the potential in a hilltop winery surrounded by endless views and sprawling vines. They purchased the property in 2014 and renamed it Avensole, a combination of “avventura,” Italian for adventure, and “sole” meaning one of a kind. 

With a new name as unique as the property itself, the Lytton’s vision for meaningful experience, discovery and adventure began to take shape. The property was reimagined with a new, updated tasting room, restaurant and wedding venue centered around a tranquil pond and manicured pathways. The vision was to incorporate design elements that preserve the historic roots of the winery and vineyard while creating a welcoming, modern day hospitality inside and out. 

Today, the Lytton Family welcomes guests from far and wide to experience Avensole Winery’s line up of award-winning wines, enjoy ever-evolving culinary fare at their hilltop restaurant, and celebrate their special day at one of the most picturesque spots in the valley.


Avensole Winery
Our Wines

Our microclimate is perfect for producing the rich, flavorful grapes that allow Avensole Winery to make our fine varietals and unique blends.