Temecula Valley is home to some pretty amazing wineries; with over two dozen wineries and almost four thousand acres of producing vineyards, you will have no problem finding the perfect winery to spend your day at, with a vast array of wines to choose from.
Here are our favorite wineries to visit on a day trip to Temecula:
Photo: Monte de Oro Winery
The Monte De Oro Winery is a fan favorite, where you can view the barrel room through the glass floors of the tasting room. If you take a tour through the winery, you will find yourself in the underground barrel cellar, tasting wine from the oak barrels. The grounds lend a panoramic view of the wine country, and the patio looking out over the grounds is perfect for relaxing and enjoying a delicious glass of wine.
Nestled into the Temecula Valley hillside, you will find an intimate, boutique winery that offers a personal experience unlike any other. Vindemia Winery is known for its handcrafted varietals that include a tasting favorite, “More Cowbell” Zinfandel. The owners of this serene estate also own a hot air balloon company that offers sunrise flights over the Temecula Wine Country!
If you’re looking for a beautiful winery with state-of-the-art wine tasting technology, Callaway Winery is the perfect spot for your retreat. They feature Enomatic wine stations in the tasting room that ensure your wine is always fresh and served at the perfect temperature. Callaway has made a huge name in the golf world, but many do not know that his wine came first! Now privately owned, the Callaway Winery has become a piece of history, and remains one of the best wineries around.
Photo: Leoness Winery Facebook Page
Perched up above the vineyards, Leoness Winery offers high quality wines made with grapes that are on par with some of the best in the world. The owners are passionate about making Leoness Wine stand out in the wine community. Leoness, meaning “Village of Dreams”, lives up to its name with the finest vineyard in Temecula Valley.
All of these wineries offer fantastic wines and have beautiful restaurants with delicious food. Choose one to spend the afternoon at, or make a day out of it and have tastings at them all! If you have a large group, it’s always best to call ahead. Visit the Temecula Valley and escape the San Diego hustle and bustle while sipping bold reds, or sweet whites.