Less than 60 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles lies Temecula Valley Wine Country, the heart of California’s South Coast wine region. Rolling hills covered with vineyards, expansive views reaching to 11,000 foot high mountains, air swept by ocean breezes, and world-class wines make Temecula Valley Wine County a beautiful and fun area to visit.
Temecula Valley Wine Country spans more than 33,000 acres – the largest viticultural area in Southern California – yet is one of the state’s best kept secrets. First planted in 1968, the region is now home to more than 40 wineries, from boutique to large-production, rustic to modern.
The wineries produce award-winning wines made possible by a unique microclimate and well-drained granite soils. The Mediterranean-like climate is marked by long, warm days moderated by the ocean breeze that blows through the mountain range, creating cool nights.