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We loved our visit to the Temecula Valley Wine Country in California

Temecula Valley is the home to Southern California Wine Country. Located just over an hour north of San Diego, and 25 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, the Temecula Valley is a magical destination. Home to world renowned vineyards with old style charm this romantic destination offers visitors peace, tranquility, culture and excitement.

Once a stagecoach destination, then a railroad station, the Temecula Valley retains its history while forging a world-renowned reputation for wine. The climate, fertility and soil drainage make the valley the perfect home to over 25 varieties of wine grapes grown by more than 40 wineries. Touring and wine tasting is a serious occupation in the Temecula Valley.

The Temecula Valley, Southern California Wine Country offers accommodations for everyone. Within the valley and proximity to everything, accommodations include basic affordable rooms to private rooms on secluded vineyard properties. The major hotel chains located along the highways leading to the enchanted valley offer economic rooms for sleeping while you spend your days exploring the sights and sounds of this four-season valley.

Palatial accommodations are also offered at the Pechanga Resort and Casino, with 13 restaurants and bars on premises, for visitors who seek excitement with their adventure.

This Temecula Valley with its award-winning wines and vineyards has it all, from romantic rooms in secluded getaways to RV resorts for the road travelers. Your best asset for finding the perfect accommodations to plan your visit to the magical valley of wine is the Official Visit Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country website.

Mount Palomar Winery

Vitagliano Vineyards & Winery

Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country has hosted its share of proposals, as the romantic vibes of the peaceful valley, intimate dining and rustic countryside are a falling in love destination. Many couples that become engaged in the Valley of Wine and Love return for their weddings. Weddings are hosted at many wineries, elegantly appointed ballrooms and in the quiet countryside along the wine trails. The Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is prepared for your fairy tale wedding complete with first class reception facilities as well as eloping in a vineyard followed by a candlelight dinner for two.

The Temecula Valley Wineries and Wines regularly take home the gold, winning medals at wine competitions throughout the world. The more than forty wineries tucked in throughout the valley have won hundreds of awards over the years. Tours and tasting events are held year-round at wineries throughout the valley. You can plan your winery trail on your own or take a tour of wineries with one of the many organized tours offered throughout the Valley. Again, your best source for exploring the wineries is the Official Visit Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country website, where you can purchase a weekday Sip Temecula Wine Tasting Passport. The Sip Passport allows you to visit and taste test at 5 different wineries that you choose from among the over 25 that are part of the Sip Passport program. Wine tours that are offered include bus tours, executive wine tours and private limo wine tours.

Other attractions in the Valley of Wine include Old Town, established in 1859, this living historic town combines a walk back to California’s past along wooden sidewalks interspersed with modern day shops, restaurants, hotels, entertainment and events.

Old Town hosts live entertainment as well as community theater, and a children’s museum amidst the ambiance of a living historic town.

We highly recommend the Official Visit Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country website. Here you can see current schedules of events, book your accommodations, request help with booking a wedding, a business event or any other event that you would like the Valley of Wine to host for you. You can also follow Official Visit Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country on Social Media for up to date information on the wines, wineries and attractions of the Valley of the Grape.

Civic Center

Congratulations Temecula on your 50th Anniversary.

Thank you to Annette Brown, Director of PR for Visit Temecula Valley, for organizing our trip to the beautiful Temecula Valley Wine Country.

Story by Daniel Dachille and Laine Page

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