Wineries are just the beginning
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. Congratulations to South Coast Winery for being awarded in 2008 California State Winery Of The Year.
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 Resorts.Discover Temecula’s spectacular natural beauty, rich history, unlimited shopping, year-round entertainment and recreation
for the entire family and don't forget to bring your clubs as there are some great Golf Courses located right here in Temecula! Temecula is well
known for its award-winning wineries
and restaurants nestled in 3000 acres of picturesque wine country, but that‘s just
Located in the heart of Temecula, the Old Town district blends historic buildings
with over 640 antique dealers, unique shopping, and restaurants. Old Town Temecula is the site of many special events including car shows, semi-annual Rod Runs, Western Days, and summer weekend entertainment. Take a jaunt in a horse-drawn carriage or stroll along the wooden boardwalks. Every Saturday, visit the popular Farmer’s Market which offers a wealth of fresh produce, flowers, and crafts. Tour theTemecula Valley Museum and discover the city’s historical treasures, or enjoy inventor Professor Phineas Pennypickle’s home-workshop, the Imagination Workshop Children’s Museum.
If it’s shopping you’re looking for, you’ll be sure to find that one-of-a-kind item in a quaint specialty boutique or one of Temecula’s modern neighborhood centers. The Promenade Mall and Power Center offers the convenience of large department store shopping at its best.
When it’s time to dine, an array of dining experiences will fit any taste or budget.
Great weather and fresh air will encourage you to take the family for a hike on the Santa Rosa Plateau Wildlife Preserve, or delight in a day of boating and fishing at Lake Skinner, the site of the annual Balloon & Wine Festival, or nearby Diamond Valley Lake.
Spend an afternoon, a weekend, or a week and discover the magic of Temecula. Temecula resorts and bed & breakfasts offer the perfect lodging solution while enjoying all Temecula has to offer. Many otherTemecula hotels are also available.
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