The Temecula Valley is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) that is home to some of the most diverse grape varieties in the world. From cold-climate grapes like Riesling and Gewurztraminer to Bordeaux varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the region has something for everyone. Despite its size, Temecula Wine Country only accounts for a small portion of California's total vineyard production, with only 2,460 acres dedicated to growing wine grapes. If you're looking for a unique wine experience, Temecula Wine Country is the place to be.
Not only does it have over 40 wineries spread across 33,000 acres, but it also offers accommodations and restaurants in some of the wineries themselves. South Coast Winery Resort and Spa is one such example, with its 38 acres of rolling vineyards, luxurious suites, all-day restaurants and attached winery. Carter Estate Winery and Resort is another great option, with its 60 private bungalow suites, daily continental breakfast in the room and cozy wine cellar and tasting room. The Temecula Valley has a rich history when it comes to wine production.
The Cilurzos planted the first commercial wine grapes in 1968, and since then the region has become known for its unique offerings. In addition to its wineries, Temecula Wine Country also has several restaurants and complexes that offer Southern California-inspired cuisine and stunning views. What sets Temecula Wine Country apart from other wine regions is its ordinances that allow for restaurants, accommodations and live events at the wineries. This makes it a great destination for those looking for a truly unique experience.
Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or just want to explore some of the best wines in California, Temecula Wine Country is sure to have something for you.