Hundreds of award-winning wines have been birthed out of the Southern California region of Temecula. Wedged right in between sunny San Diego and the bustling Los Angeles, Temecula wineries have found their niche is the perfect day getaway for the busy folks in its neighboring counties. There are almost 40 wineries that take up acreage in the rolling vineyards of the area. It might be on the smaller side, but wineries in Temecula guarantee an intimate wine tasting experience for expert tasters and novices alike. It's a newer wine country, as the county was only named an official American Viticultural Area in the 1980s, but this certainly doesn't takeaway from the vibrant flavors that come out of the region. If you can, plan a trip around Temecula's annual Balloon and Wine Festival.