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True Crime & Wine

  • Peltzer Winery
  • April 15, 2024
  • 40275 Calle Contento, Temecula, CA 92591
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True Crime and Wine: The Eyeball Killer hosted by Peltzer Family Cellars

Join John for a behind-the-scenes look and firsthand account of his capture of Dallas’ most notorious serial killer -the Eyeball Killer.

True Crime and Wine: The Eyeball Killer


John Matthews is the only award-winning winemaker who has captured a serial killer. Join John the owner of Cassaro Winery and career law enforcement veteran, for a behind-the-scenes look and firsthand account of his capture of Dallas’ most notorious serial killer- the Eyeball Killer. During this interactive, 90-minute session participants will get to profile along with John and learn the unusual evidence that brought down a serial killer and ended his reign of terror. John's story has been featured on numerous podcasts and on television networks such as HBO, Discovery, Discovery ID and the Oxygen Network.

WINE - Peltzer Family Cellars

At Peltzer, we're more than just a great glass of wine. We are a fifth generation farming family offering a unique, down-home experience in the heart of the Temecula Valley Wine Country.

Our property boasts beautiful vineyards, a chic barn, carefully curated vintage farm equipment and repurposed materials that tell the story of our rich family farming history and our passion for design. Whether you're visiting for a glass of wine, seasonal festival, our annual Peltzer Pumpkin Farm, the Peltzer Ice Rink, or enjoying a casual day in Wine Country, we invite y'all to join our family in making memories and building family traditions.

John Matthews

John Matthews has been in law enforcement for nearly four decades and served as a law enforcement analyst for both CNN and FOX News with multiple appearances on Good Morning America. He has publsihed a half-dozen books and been honored for his writing by the Texas Press Association. He is the co-author of The Eyeball Killer, a true crime Book of the Month published by Pinnacle Books and Doubleday. John has been featured on shows including HBO Autopsy, People Magazine Investigates, Evil I, Very Bad Men, Born to Kill, Murder by the Numbers, Mark of a Killer and World’s Most Evil Killers. His book is currently being developed into a feature film called the Eyes of Jefferson and John is serving as Executive Producer.

Price includes one glass of wine.

True Crime & Wine
  • Location: Peltzer Winery
  • Address: 40275 Calle Contento