Temecula Valley Wine Country

Temecula Valley

With close proximity to the coastal cities of Southern California, the Temecula Valley has become an inland haven. A roster of annual events populate the calendar in this affluent region, where recreation is elevated through old-world, outdoor activities, opulent wine tastings, and an abundance of top-tier accommodations and restaurants.

TOP TIPS FOR TEMECULA VALLEY

  1. The Balloon and Wine Festival is a feast for the eyes and palate, taking place the first weekend of June.

  2. This is one of those “it’s about to be discovered” places. Get there soon before the word gets out.

  3. Sip and stay: many of the wineries offer spas, fine dining, and luxurious accommodations.

When to Go

The middle of summer gets warm, so stay on the bookends: May/June and September/October have some great events, and the weather is perfect.
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Nearby

Cities
  • Temecula, CA
Nearby Regions
  • San Diego County, CA

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Don't Miss

  1. A Balloon Adventure By California Dreamin Hot air balloons are a big deal in Temecula, and these guys are the masters.
    33133 Vista Del Monte, Temecula CA
  2. South Coast Winery Resort & Spa With an onsite winery (try the Cabs), this secluded luxury resort may be your one vacation stop.
    34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula CA
  3. Old Town Temecula This rustic corner of town has remained relatively unchanged since 1882.
    Old Town Front St, Temecula CA
  4. Rockin’ Wine Tours The guides know wine, but they also know how to have a really good time.
    30777 Rancho California Rd, Temecula CA
  5. The Goat and Vine Restaurant Extremely fresh ingredients are used in rustic pizza, and a broad wine and beer selection compliments.
    41911 5th Street, Corner of 5th and Mercedes, Temecula CA

lodging

Hotel
Temecula Creek Inn

Luxuriate at one of the area's finest resorts which offers a 27 hole golf course, a farm-to table restaurant, a pool and spa, and much more. Choose a view of the golf course or the woods to help you relax before heading out to the Temecula wineries.

Bed & Breakfast/Inn
The Inn at Europa Village

Rated number one on trip advisor for Temecula Inns/B&Bs, this Inn always lives up to its wonderful reputation. Guests are regularly welcomed by the house chef, offered wine by the innkeeper, and shown around the lovely grounds that overlook vineyards.

Restaurants

American
Bluewater Grill Restaurant

After a day of wine tasting, enjoy a relaxing seafood meal at this nautical-themed restaurant and seafood market. With fresh catch and a skilled chef, you can count on a delectable dining experience.

Steakhouse
Great Oak Steakhouse

Fine dining in the Pechanga Resort begins with high quality steaks and a great wine list in an elegant atmosphere.

Things To Do

Golf
Bear Creek Golf Club

From beautiful practice facilities to a lake at the 18th hole, this members only golf course offers top notch treatment and a challenging, enjoyable game. The course construction was supervised by Jack Nicklaus, and designed around 200 year old oak trees.

Ballooning & Air Sports
A Grape Escape Hot Air Balloon Adventure

A knowledgeable, well-organized, and experienced company providing safe, serene, and tranquil rides over the paradise of Temecula Valley. Complimentary danishes, fruit, and a glass of champagne are offered as part of the post-flight celebration.

Did you Know?

Temecula is the only city in California that retains its aboriginal name: the translation means, literally, “place of the sun.”

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