If the Southern California Wine Country destination of Temecula Valley isn’t on your radar for wine regions you need to visit, it should be. Centrally located in Riverside County, about a one-to-two-hour drive from most of Southern California’s major cities and airports, including San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County, Temecula Valley is an easy getaway from just about anywhere.
With rolling hills reminiscent of the Tuscan countryside, a Mediterranean climate with warm, sunny days, breezy afternoons, and cool nights (perfect for grape-growing and vacationing!), and dozens of different grape varieties and styles of wines produced, this wine region, named by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as one of the top ten wine destinations in the world in 2019, is a must-visit for wine lovers.
While booking an itinerary of individual winery visits is a great way to see this popular Southern California Wine Country, there are actually plenty of companies in the region that specialize in creating memorable wine experiences for you. From guided wine tours to simple limo transportation to offbeat excursions on horseback or motorcycle, Temecula offers plenty of options for tasting your way through Wine Country. All you have to do is show up. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites to get you started.