Temecula is less than an hour away from downtown San Diego via I-15 and if you live in Escondido, it’s less than 20 minutes away. So no matter where you live, a visit to Temecula’s wine country region is definitely worth the trip!
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Ponte Family Estate Winery & Ponte Vineyard Inn 35053 Rancho California Rd., Temecula (951-694-8855) [Pontewinery.com] Open daily 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Wine tastings week days $15 Weekends $20 for six wines and a souvenir glass The impressive Ponte Family Estate Winery with its award winning outdoor vineyard view restaurant and top 10 ranked Ponte Vineyard… Read more »
Falkner Winery specializes in high quality wines with over 80% earning Gold or Silver medals in wine competitions. So while you may be tempted to stop at the first winery that you see in Temecula wine country, be sure to plan to make a stop at the Falkner Winery for wine tasting and lunch at their… Read more »
The Keyways Vineyard & Winery is located at the enchanting confluence of horse country and Wine Country, in the beautiful Temecula Valley. Keyways’ charming ambiance and early California style are warm and inviting. Keyways has the unique distinction of being the only woman owned and managed winery in Southern California. Using a woman’s natural instinct… Read more »
The romantic Inn at Churon is ideally located in the heart of the Temecula wine country. This beautiful French chateau-inspired bed & breakfast inn and winery is, without a doubt, the a perfect romantic getaway. And The Inn at Churon is less than an hour away from downtown San Diego and only 23 miles north… Read more »
Be sure to visit this winery with its medieval flavor and artistic courtyard fountain. The cost for a regular tasting is ($5), which includes five different tastes and a 12-oz. souvenir wineglass. They also offer a premium tasting ($10) of five tastings and a souvenir 19-oz. wineglass.
Callaway has a spacious visitor center and beautiful gift shop, which is open daily 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The winery offers complimentary informative tours weekends on the hour beginning at 11 a.m., with the last tour at 4 p.m., and during the week at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Wine tasting ends at 4:45 p.m.
One of the original wineries, established 1969, it is up a little hill, hidden from the road. This inviting winery is open for tastings daily. They produce over 14,000 cases of wine annually and distribute to store and fine restaurants in Southern California. They also have a full-service gourmet deli, gift shop, patio and shady… Read more »
This winery is literally family run, with four brothers working together to grow, produce and distribute their “Big Red” wines. Their selection of handcrafted wines includes over 15 different varietals like Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Port and Amour de l’Orange, which is a sparkling white wine with a touch of orange. Tastings are… Read more »
Bella Vista Winery (12) at 41220 Calle Contento (951-676-5250) Through a non-descript front door, visitors entering Bella Vista Winery will find an exciting, entertaining and wholly satisfying wine-tasting experience complete with an informal and friendly tasting room. Visitors also enjoy their beautiful, well-stocked gift shop filled with one-of-a-kind gifts. But the big attraction is one… Read more »
Located off Rancho California Road in the heart of Temecula’s wine valley is beautiful Monte De Oro Winery (19). What sets Monte De Oro apart from the other wineries in the valley is their careful attention to vineyard practices, such as canopy management and controlling yields, as well as our delicate handling of the fruit… Read more »