We have some of the most beautiful wineries in California.
The Temecula Wineries are approximately 90 minutes away from Orange Country, Palm Springs and Los Angeles Counties and we are only about one hour away from San Diego.
Thanks to the nearly 40 or so wineries that are nestled here in our rolling hills, this is an extremely big draw for our local economy. (Pictured is the Monte Palomar Winery)
If you are a person who loves to sample wines or sit down to wine-pairing meals, then a vacation in the Temecula Wine Country is a must. You will have the opportunity to see a wide range of work in progress. From the homely family run outfits to those that have carved a name in the export business, you will see it all.
Finding Great Temecula Winery Locations
Most Wineries are located on Rancho California Road and a few others are on De Portola Road.
It is difficult to actually zero in one or two excellent wineries. They are all good in their own ways. Perhaps a categorization based on their offerings could simplify things.
Ponte Winery, (pictured above and bellow) for example has 25 years of service behind them, they opened their winery and restaurant in 2003.
They are known for their Pinot Grigio as well as the Beverino.
In terms of uniqueness, Wilson Creek is where you should head for almond champagne.
Thornton’s bubbly is unbeatable as is its wine-pairing meals.
Falkner and Bailey Wineries are in the same league as well.
When Is The Best Time To Visit Our Temecula Wineries?
It's always a good time to visit the Wine County and there are several accommodation options that you can choose from.
If luxurious is how you like your holidays then the South Coast Winery Resort and Spa with its 76 private villas is for you.
This spa is right in the middle of 38 acres.
If a bed and breakfast is more your thing, the Loma Vista Bed and Breakfast sitting atop 5 acres of land is a good bet. The breakfasts are gourmet and the hosts Connie and Karl help you plan a complete day of wine tasting, tours, hot air balloons as well as shopping in Old Town.
Information On Great Temecula Wine Tours
Wine tours are a great way to explore Temecula Wine County. Depending on where you begin and how many people are in your group, you could consider buses as well as limos for your transportation.
The package generally includes up to four wineries as well as a pairing meal and wine tasting. You will have to make sure however that you are visiting the wineries on the days that they allow outside transportation.
Also try and make the maximum of your trip by finding out when wineries have additional features like meeting the resident wine expert, or exhibition of the wine making process etc. (Mount Palomar Winery pictured).
An added bonus to your trip to the wineries would be a hot air balloon ride. Consider one of the balloon adventure companies that have sunrise champagne balloon flights. This trip in the skies will give you an unbeatable view of Temecula Wine County.