Temecula Wine Country Travel Guide | California Travel Tips
California travel expert Veronica Hill shares her Temecula Wine Country Travel Guide and the top Temecula wineries in this episode of California Travel Tips.
When you think of California wine country, Napa Valley and Sonoma likely come to mind. But did you know there's a booming wine industry right here in Southern California?
Temecula California is one of the newest California wine regions.
After years of growing pains, Temecula wineries have now come into their own with sophisticated wines, a hip clientele and growing number of elegant Temecula wine tasting rooms.
It's no wonder that Temecula has become a hot spot for destination weddings, girlfriends getaways and romantic escapes.
Roughly 60 miles between San Diego and Orange County, Temecula Valley's unique microclimate and cool ocean breezes make it a great place to grow wine grapes. And if you're here for wine tasting, you'll find almost all of the Temecula wineries along Rancho California Road and De Portola Road, just a few minutes off the busy I-15 freeway.
How many wineries are in Temecula? There are roughly 20 wineries, but by far the most well known is Thornton Winery, a rambling French Mediterranean style estate known for its sparkling wines.
Winemaker Don Reha took me on a tour through the wine caves, where he crafts Thornton's sparkling wine in the Methode Champenois style.
We followed our tour with a light lunch and wine pairing at Cafe Champagne, where we enjoyed an elegant cheese platter and Kobe burger paired with some of Don's specialty wines.
Our day in the Temecula Vineyards took us past some of the appelation's most elegant wineries, from Wilson Creek Winery, known for its sparkling almond champagne, to South Coast Winery Resort, a 38-acre luxury property with its own spa and private villas. In the tasting room, I learned that South Coast Winery won the Golden Bear award for Winery of the Year at the 2008 California State Fair.
Next up was the romantic Briar Rose Winery, located inside a storybook Snow White Cottage that was actually built by a Disneyland artisan. Briar Rose Winery is home to one of the oldest Mission olive trees in the state.
I met with owners Dorian and Les Linkogle, who explained that their boutique hand-crafted wines have reached cult status, being served everywhere from the Playboy Mansion to the White House.
I especially enjoyed their light Citronier, made with a hint of lemon, and their rich, supple 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon. This upscale boutique winery is open by reservation only.
After touring the beautiful grounds, Les showed off his barrel room — a definite man space decked out with some of his son Larry's famous motocross bikes.
Here, I was among the first to try his trademarked Wine Lager, a fresh, fruit and bubbling beverage that was simply amazing.
Next, we traveled to Keyways Winery, the only woman-owned winery in Temecula. And this early California-style tasting room definitely has a woman's touch, from the cozy couches and fireplace to the elegant dining room.
If you're in the mood to picnic, Keyways sells a variety of meats, cheeses and wines that you can enjoy outside, sometimes with a live band to entertain you.
I caught up with owner Terri Pebley for a private tour and tasting of her award-winning wines.
We ended our day in Temecula with a stop at Ponte Winery, a country-style tasting room known for its cool Smokehouse restaurant and a really fun crowd. After enjoying a barbecue in the vineyards, I couldn't resist taking part in their annual Grape Stomp, reliving that famous I Love Lucy Episode.
Owner Claudio Ponte gave me a few tips before I got to stomping, and the heat began.
I didn't win, but I came in second, which isn't too bad.
After that workout, it was time to wind down — and a sunset tractor ride through the vineyards was just the ticket.
I promise if you visit Temecula Wine Country, you're going to have a great time. And if you visit during the fall crush — maybe you can stomp a few grapes yourself!
LIKE ME ON FACEBOOK
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER
FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM
Top 10 Best California Wineries to Visit in 2019
Top 10 California Wineries to Visit in 2019
What goes better together than wine and travel? Welcome to MojoTravels and today we're counting down our picks for the Top 10 California Wineries To Visit in 2019.
For this list, we’re looking at the most prolific, popular and destination-worthy wineries and vineyards in the golden state.
10: Raymond Vineyards
9: Beringer Vineyards
8: Helwig Vineyards & Winery
7: Presqu’ile Winery
6: Robert Mondavi Winery
5: Silver Oak Cellars
4: MacRostie Winery & Vineyards
3,2,1 . . . ??
#Napa #California #Wineries
wine tasting adventure at Mount Palomar Winery - Temecula Wine Country Temecula California
Video produced by Trending WWWandW LLC
Mount Palomar Winery
Located on 315 pristine acres in the heart of Temecula Wine Country, Mount Palomar Winery is a destination within a destination. Mount Palomar Winery is an estate that has 55 acres of vineyards currently in production nestled in the lush hills overlooked by the Palomar Mountains. Established in 1969, the first vintage was produced in 1975 and were the first winery in the region to introduce Mediterranean grapes to the Temecula Valley. Today featuring second generation leadership, Mount Palomar Winery has been recognized with numerous awards including, Best of Show, Best of Class and Gold Medals at numerous wine exhibitions and shows throughout the years.
A day trip to the award-winning Mount Palomar Winery includes wine tasting in the Cava di Vino, the oldest wine cave in Temecula Valley. This completely underground cave adds to the ambiance of a tasting adventure that features a range of fine wines with emphasis on classic Bordeaux style blends and Italian varieties. Along with a 30-year history of producing Port, Solera Cream Sherry is aged in one of the oldest, if not the oldest Sherry Solera in the United States. This exquisitely American Cream Sherry is aged for a minimum of 5 years in the California sun.
The Winery bottles under two main brands, Mount Palomar and Castelletto as a tribute to their Italian Heritage and the Tuscany style architecture and grounds of this taste of Italy in California. The craftsmanship of wine making is evident in facilities which include equipment for crushing and fermenting grapes. A barrel aging program in four cellars and a complete bottling production facility. Stocked with modern equipment integrated with centuries of wine making techniques the Mount Palomar Winery produces complex blended wines as well as single bottle reserve wines which are available to its wine club members.
After you complete your wine tasting adventure under the guidance of the knowledgeable friendly staff in the Cava di Vino, it’s time to explore the grounds of this Tuscan inspired Estate. Take you last glass of wine from the tasting on a stroll across the patio to take in the statues and fountains as you make your way up the Grand Staircase to the Outdoor Reception Venue. An ideal location for an enchanting beautiful Wedding or private event. The winery hosts their own special dinner theater productions in this wide-open venue with Italian accents and vibes. Check the schedule in case one is scheduled around the time of your visit.
Across the patio from the Cava di Vino you can complete your visit to Mount Palomar with Wine Country Dinning at the onsite Annata Bistro/Bar. Featuring floor to ceiling windows, this bright panoramic open dining experience is complimented by one of the Valley’s few full-service bars. The menu of the Annata Bistro/Bar is an exciting International twist on American Fusion, featuring unique appetizers, enchanting salads, Italian inspired flatbread, sandwiches, full entrees and a children’s menu. Open daily, except holidays, the bistro offers all day service till 6 PM on weekdays and 7 Pm on weekends. Large and airy, is a popular location that attracts diners from throughout the Valley. Reservations are not necessary but are welcomed.
The exhilarating location of Mount Palomar coupled with its detailed Tuscany inspired architecture, statuary, fountains and landscaping makes it a fascinating location for photography. Sceneries accented by the rich colors of the California sky, including sunrise and sunset are astoundingly spectacular. Mount Palomar featuring foothills and vineyards, snow capped mountains, panoramic valley views have become such a haven for photographers that the Winery has now included private photography sessions as part of their offerings. Private Venue Photography Sessions begin with 2 hour sessions and can include an optional changing suite for wedding photography, special occasions, family portraits and professional modeling photography.
Mount Palomar is at the top of the list for a fairy tale wedding. The European ambience, nature endowed beauty, fine wine and cuisine makes the Estate a Wedding Venue fit for royalty. From Romantically intimate to lavishly spectacular, the grounds of the Mount Palomar Winery offer a wedding setting that will never be forgotten with picture perfect location that will make your wedding album a work of art.
The Hosts of Mount Palomar Winery are always looking for new and exciting ways to share their enchantingly exhilarating property, remember to check the Mount Palomar Blog for
Wine Tasting and Tour at Ponte Winery in Temecula Valley
It's no secret we love wine! We recently partnered with and took our first trip to Temecula's wine country and fell in love with Ponte Winery. Check them out and be sure to order some Beverino for a summer red!
This Learn more at BestOfLifeMag.com. To partner please email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIRLS TRIP to TEMECULA, CA DAY 2
Vlogged the second day of our Temecula trip. We go wine tasting! And our tour guide does a strip tease for us?
Beau Wine Tours (Napa, U.S.A.)
Destination Luxury takes you on the Beau Wine Tours in Napa.
NAPA & SONOMA WINE TOUR // California
My friend Jana and I met up to go on an educational wine tasting tour through Napa and Sonoma valleys with Incredible Adventures.
Tour we went on:
Places we stopped: Imagery Estate Winery, Benzinger, town of Sonoma, Black Stallion, Oxbow Public Market, Marin Headlands.
Music from Jukedeck - create your own at
Full disclosure: I received a complimentary tour in order to be able to share this experience with you guys. As always, my opinions are genuine and only my own.
Where else you can find me:
WEBSITE & STORE -
SNAPCHAT - mari.johnson
Cameras I use:
- Canon G7X-
& (my review)
- Joby GorillaPod tripod-
- GoPro Hero 4 Silver-
Californian in a constant state of wanderlust, currently traveling the world. I’m here to share my adventures and give you tips about travel, culture, language, and life.
I'm always looking for music to feature in my videos! If you're a musician and are interested, email me at email@example.com. Thanks!
Wine Country - Temecula, CA
A Food Tour Of Old Town w/ Temecula Valley Tours | RestauRanting Live
I had a blast restaurant hopping on a food tour of Old Town Temecula, in Southern California. DK is knowledgeable, down to earth tour guide. We go to 5 unique locations which I listed below, in the order we visited.
- Villa Di Calabro Winery & Olive Oil CO.
- Havana Kitchen
- Soro's Mediterranean Grill
- Devilicious Eatery
Contact Temecula Valley Tours to book your next foodie adventure.
Thank for watching. Don't forget to hit the SUBSCRIBE button.
Wine Tasting NYC - Long Island, North Fork Wine Tour 2018
Wine Tasting NYC - Long Island, North Fork Wine Tour 2018
Duck Walk Vineyard
Pros: Pretty, bright tasting room and great location
Cons: The wines I tried weren’t doing it for me, it was almost like they harvested the grapes too soon or something. Most of the wine I tried tasted bitter.
Pros: Decent Merlot (over priced though), Cheese wheels for sale! Haha! And live music on the patio was a good reason to get outside for fresh air and views of their lovely sunflowers.
Cons: Looked like the tasting room also served as storage overflow. Slow service.
Baiting Hollow Vineyard
Pros: Live music and a delicious IPA, I did not have an opportunity to taste any of their wines.
Con: Patio could use a major overhaul. Worn, dingy chairs/furniture. And they had bouncers, which made me not want ever return.
I made the most of my getaway, but I would definitely pay more for higher quality wines and venues. I would only recommend these particular vineyards and this particular tour to someone just turning 21 or college students.
#winetour #LongIslandWine #myLIRRgetaway
Long island, wine, wine tour, wine tour 2018, Long Island wine tour 2018, Long Island North Fork Wine Tour 2018, North Fork, LIRR, LIRR Getaways, LIRR Getaways 2018, Long Island Wine Region 2018, Wine Regions New York, Wine regions new york 2018, Long Island Wines 2018, LI Wine Country, Long Island Wine Country 2018, Wine Tasting 2018, wine, winery, New York Winery, wine country 2018, winery tour 2018, wine tasting nyc
Temecula California Fog
Temecula California Fog.
The Best Wine Tour in California | @sipdinedesign
My adventures with Grapeline Wine Tours on the ONLY convertible bus wine tour in the United States
Inn at Churon Winery . Temecula, California wine tours Presented By AbsoluteMediaTeam
wine tasting in Temecula with friends :)
Napa Valley Limo Wine Tours
Experiencing the beauty of the wineries found throughout the Napa and Sonoma Valley in luxurious wine tour limousines is the best way to create memories. These wine regions are some of the most famous in the entire world. A luxury tour provides the perfect way to spend the day for wine lovers from all over the world. Allure Limo Wine Tours is based in and are experts in the Napa region. We have extensive knowledge on Napa wineries, hotel lodging, restaurants and more.
For more info:
Hanzell Vineyards - Sonoma, California
The home of the oldest Chardonnay vines in California, Hanzell Vineyards was founded by James David Zellerbach (later a United States Ambassador to Italy) who acquired 200 acres in the Mayacamas Mountains in 1943 and began planting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in 1953.
To see my review of Hanzell Vineyards and pictures check out California Wine Tasting Adventures:
Los Olivos, CA - Wine Tasting
Wine tasting in and around Los Olivos, CA
Oak Mountain Winery Temecula, CA | The Cave Winery
Oak Mountain Winery video presentation by Pure Designs.
Oak Mountain’s winery, vineyards, and wines are a true reflection of the relaxed and classic beauty standing timeless in Temecula Valley Wine Country. We get a lot of cool breezes at the top of the mountain! Join us for live performances, cooking classes, and more.
Oak Mountain Winery is a fun, family-owned winery on the De Portola Wine Trail, in Temecula's wine country. Home to Southern California's only mined wine caves, Oak Mountain offers tours and tastings with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Watching LAFC Vs Portland Wine Tasting @ Monte De Oro Winery Temecula California
Dog-friendly Wine Tasting in Temecula, CA
After a couple nights in Las Vegas (vlog still to follow), my cousin, her boyfriend, and I had a free day and our cousin, who lives in Wildomar, suggested we go wine tasting. Wine-making in southern California is taking off and is giving northern California - the likes of Napa and Sonoma - a run for their money. It's a very different experience to the the one I had in the Chianti region of Italy but still a good and enjoyable experience nonetheless. This place is also dog friendly ! ENJOY!
Don't forget to also follow me on Instagram & Twitter:
Lowrider, Joakim Karud
Wine Tasting | Los Olivos
Melissa and I took a quick trip to our favorite winery Demetria in Los Olivos California. Technically it's Santa Ynez but who's checking. Enjoy!!