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Mount Palomar Winery's decadent Solera Cream Sherry is made using ancient process


Last updated 4/18/2013 at Noon

Mount Palomar Winery owner and Fallbrook resident Louis Darwish stands by the outdoor barrels that are used to make Solera Cream Sherry.

An ancient process is credited for Mount Palomar Winery’s deliciously decadent Solera Cream Sherry. And it appears this facility in Temecula’s bountiful wine country is the only remaining entity in the United States to preserve the valuable time-tested tradition.

“The Solera Process is a very expensive production method that requires an original five year, and then a generational commitment to aging this exceptional wine in barrels that bake outdoors in the sun,” explained James Rutherford, winemaker for Mount Palomar. Rutherford knows of what he speaks as his was the first family...

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