Temecula Wine Tasting

If you haven’t made it out for the Temecula Wine Tasting and Wine Country adventures then you are really missing out and believe me, it is well worth the drive. 

Updated June 21, 2024 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

The Temecula Valley Wineries are approximately 60 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles.  Temecula Wineries have so much to offer including bragging rights to almost 40 wineries. There is a little something for everyone.

You may also want to consider a weekend getaway to Napa wine country in northern California.

Temecula Wine Country

California’s history of wine making dates back to the founding of Mission San Diego de Alcala. As the missions moved northward, cuttings would be planted at each mission. As it would be, some were more successful than others in their abilities to produce good wine. One of the most successful missions was Mission San Gabriel. The 19th century primarily marked wine production to Southern California around Los Angeles as providers for most of the wine produced in the state.

Grape growing in Temecula dates back to the late 1960’s but it wasn’t until about 1968 with grape planting that the true revival in the Temecula Valley set precedence for some really outstanding wineries. It was the founding of Callaway Winery in 1974 that marked the beginning of winemaking in the Temecula Valley. With Callaway leading the way, it was just a matter of time that other wineries would see the potential of the region and would set out on their own venture of wine making.

The wine region of Temecula Valley is absolutely beautiful with its high mountains and rolling hills. The mountains reach elevations to 11,500 feet and set the perfect backdrop for the plentiful rows of grapes. It goes without saying that the climate is perfect with the cooling ocean breezes. Temecula Valley is known for growing cool-climate, moderate-climate and warmer-climate varieties of grapes and therefore has the abilities to produce a vast array of delicious wines.

Temecula Wine Tasting Packages and Tours

So what are you waiting on? Plan a visit to the Valley and be ready to taste some delicious wines. I am sure you are going to find the experience to be quite personal and perhaps a bit quaint. With a large part of the wineries being family owned, you will feel right at home and most likely will meet a few of the owners while sampling your tastings. There are some phenomenal gift shops as well as restaurants and live entertainment. You may even want to book a weekend at one of the beautiful luxury resorts.

I would definitely give a big shout out to The Grapeline! We found the Grapeline Wine Tours to be a very relaxing and enjoyable way to see wine country without the hassles of having to drive ourselves. We were able to just sit back and relax and let our drive/host teach us all about the magnificent wines we would be sampling. The shuttles were very accommodating and easy to book. The start of the trip is always a little awkward meeting new people. By the end of the day we were all ready to exchange numbers and call one another friend. Check out their site and see what you think at www.gogrape.com/temecula

Another great option is to enjoy a fun and romantic wine tour of Temecula Valley wine country in a jeep. You guide will take you to 3-4 different wineries, provide a gourmet lunch or yummy appetizers, and show you off-road sites and panoramic views of scenic Temecula Valley. Tours run daily from either 10 AM – 2:30 PM or 2:30 – 6:30 PM. Call (877) 891-8687 for reservations.

If you are interested in an overnight stay in Temecula Wine Country I would definitely check out tripadvisor. Some of the hotels offer Temecula Wine Tasting Packages.

Temecula has so much to offer in the line of family fun. To see the calendar of events visit https://www.visittemeculavalley.com for some great ideas for the coming months as well as coupons and special deals.

Temecula Wine Tasting Coupons

Now is a great time to take advantage of the some the specials for wine country. I would advise checking out one of the many great deals on Groupon as they offer a large number of great deals for Temecula Wine Country, including wine tasting coupons, balloon rides and Temecula wine tasting packages.

For other Temecula wine tasting coupons, you may find 2 for 1 Winery Coupons at www.temeculawines.org or perhaps www.visittemeculavalley.com

Temecula Wine Tasting Tours

Here is a list of the major Temecula valley wineries. Call or check their websites for wine tasting tours and information.

Baily Vineyard & Winery Tasting Room: 33440 La Serena Temecula, CA 92592 Phone no. 951.676.9463 www.bailywinery.com

Bel Vino Winery 33515 Rancho California Road Temecula, CA 92591 Phone no. 951.676.6414 www.BelVinoWinery.com

Briar Rose Winery 41720 Calle Cabrillo Temecula, CA 92592 Phone no. 951.308.1098 www.briarrosewinery.com

Callaway Vineyard & Winery 32720 Rancho California Road Temecula, CA 92591 951.676.4001 www.callawaywinery.com

Chapin Family Vineyards 36084 Summitville St. Temecula, CA 92592 951.506.2935 www.chapinfamilyvineyards.com

Cougar Vineyard & Winery 39870 De Portola Road Temecula, CA 92592 951.491.0825 www.cougarvineyards.com

Danza del Sol Winery 39050 De Portola Road Temecula, CA 92592 951.302.6363 www.danzadelsol.com

Doffo Vineyard & Winery Tasting Room: 36083 Summitville Temecula, CA 92592 866.469.8466 www.doffowines.com

Falkner Winery 40620 Calle Contento Temecula, CA 92591 951.676.8231 www.falknerwinery.com

Foot Path Winery 36650 Glenoaks Road Temecula, CA 92592 951.265.9951 www.footpathwinery.com

Frangipani Estate Winery 39750 De Portola Road Temecula, CA 92592 951.699.8845 www.fragipaniwinery.com

Hart Winery 41300 Avenida Biona Temecula, CA 92593 951.676.6300 www.hartfamilywinery.com

Leoness Cellars 38311 DePortola Road Temecula, CA 92593 951.302.7601 www.leonesscellars.com

Longshadow Ranch Vineyard Winery 39847 Calle Contento Temecula, CA 92591 877.80.RANCH – Tasting Room 951.587.6221 – Office www.longshadowranchwinery.com

Lorenzi Estate Vineyards & Winery 36095 Monte De Oro Temecula, CA 92592 951.506.1300 www.lorenziestatewines.com

Lorimar Vineyards & Winery 39990 Anza Road Temecula, CA 92592 951.694.6699 www.lorimarwinery.com

Lumiere Winery 39555 Calle Contento Temecula, CA 92591 951.972.0585 www.lumierewinery.com

Masia de Yabar 39788 Camino Arroyo Seco Temecula, CA 92592 951.303.3860 www.masiadeyabar.com

Maurice Car’rie Vineyard & Winery 34225 Rancho California road Temecula, CA 92591 951.676.1711 www.mauricecarriewinery.com

Miramonte Winery 33410 Rancho California Road Temecula, CA 92591 951.506.5500 www.miramontewinery.com

Monte De Oro Winery 35820 Rancho California Road Temecula, CA 92591 951.491.6551 www.montedeoro.com

Mount Palomar Winery 33820 Ranch California Road Temecula, CA 92591 951.676.5047 www.mountpalomar.com

Oak Mountain Winery 36522 Via Verde Temecula, CA 92592 951.699.9102 www.oakmountainwinery.com

Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery 40150 Barksdale Circle Temecula, CA 92592 951.676.7900 www.palumbowines.com

Ponte Family Estate Winery 35053 Rancho California Road Temecula, CA 92591 951.694.8855 www.pontewinery.com

Robert Renzoni Vineyards & Winery 37350 De Portola Road Temecula, CA 92592 951.302.VINO (8466) www.robertrenzonivineyards.com

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa 34843 Rancho California Road Temecula, CA 92591 951.587.WINE (9463) www.wineresort.com

Thornton Winery 32575 Rancho California Road Temecula, CA 92591 951.699.0099 www.thorntonwine.com

Wiens Family Cellars 35055.Via Del Ponte Temecula, CA 92592 Telephone 951.694.9892 www.wienscellars.com

Vindemia Vineyard & Estate Winery 33133 Vista del Monte Temecula, CA 92591 Telephone 951.699.0601 www.vindemia.com

Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyard 35960 Rancho California Road Temecula, CA 92591 Telephone 951.699.9463 www.wilsoncreekwinery.com

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