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Spotlight: Temecula Wineries

Temecula Wine Country

Temecula Wine Country Located in southwestern Riverside County, Temecula is California's only prominent American Viticultural Area south of Los Angeles. For the adventurous wine lover, it's an ideal destination for a short day trip from Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs or San Diego.

Temecula's fine, underrated wines taste especially good when sampled at the winery. The region's tasting rooms and gift shops are open to visitors year-round, and most wineries offer tours and, in some cases, special wine-and-food tastings. Wine lovers can also savor the local nectar at the area's many gourmet delis and upscale restaurants or while enjoying panoramic vineyard views from one of Temecula's many picnic areas. After a day of wine tasting, spend a relaxing night in one of Temecula's excellent B&Bs or inns.


Spotlight: Temecula Lodging

Temecula Resorts, Hotels and Bed & Breakfast

Temecula Resorts, Hotels and Bed & Breakfast Walk down Temecula's Main Street, and you'll quickly get a feel for the town's Old West atmosphere. Stay at one of Temecula's fine inns, b&bs, resorts, or hotels - many of them family owned - while you're in the area, and you'll experience authentic, old-fashioned hospitality and comfort, including feather beds, fine linens, spectacular views, hearty breakfasts, and, best of all, a warm welcome.

Temecula's accommodations range from intimate inn rooms with private baths and ocean views to luxury suites and cottages with wood burning fireplaces, wet bars, and spa tubs. Whatever your goal - privacy, family fun, or just plain relaxation - Temecula lodgings will surpass your expectations.


Spotlight: Temecula Wineries

Wines and Wineries of Temecula

Wines and Wineries of Temecula Situated between 1,400 and 1,600 feet above sea level, Temecula Valley's 3,000 acres of vineyards provide ideal conditions for growing premium wine grapes. A dry, moderately warm daytime climate, evenings cooled by breezes from the Pacific Ocean 22 miles to the west, and well-drained decomposed granite soils combine to create wines with fresh, distinctive varietal flavors and superb structure.

Fourteen award-winning wineries flourish in Temecula Valley, offering their delicious, locally made wines at affordable prices. In addition to producing excellent Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc, Temecula wineries are known for Mediterranean varietals such as Viognier, Syrah and Pinot Gris. The remarkable success of these wines has resulted in numerous awards at domestic and international wines competitions and recognition for Temecula as a world-class wine growing region.