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After you enjoy the salty breeze, delicious food and beautiful sights that San Diego has to offer, consider Temecula for a wine tasting and/or hot air balloon ride. You’re only one hour and five minutes away from where we are – the valley of balloons and vineyards. Having a getaway in Palm Springs for the weekend? Take the scenic drive down Highway 74 and view the surrounding mountain ranges on your way in. In addition, the happiest place on earth is just one hour and twenty minutes away, where you can roam Disneyland with your family and explore the various aspects of this incredible park.

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Wine Tasting, Tours & Coffee

Looking for the perfect coffee fix on your way to your hot air balloon ride? We’ve got you covered. The incredibly friendly and efficient staff at the Starbucks on your way in (29588 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA) will be ready at 4:30am for you 7 days a week. Stop on by as you get off the freeway on your way into wine country. Need a more unique caffeine experience? Le Coffee Shop in Old Town Temecula (41955 4th Street, Temecula, CA) offers a quaint French theme that can certainly satisfy any palate.

Vino Real

Vino Real wine trail takes you along from Baja California through Temecula to Santa Barbara, where you’ll find the wineries that are growing and making over 85% of their wine on site and extremely proud of what they produce. This is a wine trail where you can taste the passion; a journey for those who want to know more about the people and places behind each bottle. The elegant wines you’ll find by following Vino Real represent responsible wine growers from Santa Ynez Valley down to Valle De Guadalupe.

Vindemia

Vindemia is a beautiful and quaint family owned and operated winery in Temecula, run by father and son duo David & Dylan Bradley. That’s right, the same duo that flies California Dreamin’s hot air balloons every morning. Vindemia is nestled on the Temecula hillside and is known for its casual and comfortable feel, surrounded by rose gardens and views of rolling vineyards. Their six estate wines can often be found in their outdoor tasting room accompanied by the Guy Lemon wines, which are incredible and exquisite wines that Vindemia bottles here on site.

Things to do in Temecula

Temecula was founded in 1859 and has been growing ever since. Most people come to Temecula for a long weekend, so here are some stops you should consider on your trip through Temecula Valley.

Stopping by Temecula anytime from March to November will greet you with blue skies and hot, sunny days. Most famous for its wine country and hot air balloon rides, Temecula offers close to 50 wineries and tasting rooms. Few expect our rolling, vineyard-covered hills so close to the desert, and so accessible from two of California’s important cities. Join us for a hot air balloon ride and much more…Temecula may just be perfect for your next vacation.

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 Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival, or nearby Pechanga Resort.

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