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By Jeff Pack

Maurice Car'rie Winery ownership changes hands


Last updated 6/7/2019 at 12:26am

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Gary Van Roekel and Janak Patel toast the transfer of ownership of Maurice Car'rie Winery from the Van Roekel family to Patel.

Before anyone panics, yes, Maurice Van Roekel has passed along the secret recipe for Maurice Car'rie Winery's Hot Sourdough Brie Bowls that everyone loves so much to the new owners.

Gary Van Roekel, now the former general manager of Maurice Car'rie Winery, wanted to be sure to "make mention of the very popular Hot Sourdough Brie Bowls that are such a big part of enjoying our wines at the winery."

Last week marked the end of an era for the Van Roekel family and Temecula Valley Wine Country as Gary Van Roekel officially handed over the keys to new owner, Janak Patel.

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