Southern California Wine Country
With golden, sunny days and clear, star-filled nights; beauty unfolds every day across Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. The natural gifts of climate and geography give Temecula Valley its scenic vineyards, award-winning wines, and 40+ wineries for visitors to experience throughout the seasons! Visitor experiences include Temecula Valley winery events, winery restaurants, vineyard and winery tours, and early-morning hot air balloon flights with panoramic views of wine country. Come uncover “The People, Passion and Perseverance” in Temecula Valley!
The popular, boutique destination also includes a Historic Old Town in which you can stroll along wooden boardwalks, dine at an array of foodie and artisan restaurants, antique shop or just relax and listen to the vibes of the town. Just south of Old Town, you can try your luck in the largest casino in the west at Pechanga Resort & Casino; make sure to catch a world-class show during your visit. Temecula Valley offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities, too! From relaxing hikes to championship golf courses, horseback trails through wine country to cycling; there is an outdoor adventure for every visitor in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. With Old Town Temecula, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and Temecula Valley Wine Country all within minutes of each other, it's easy to uncover the fun with a few days' stay! The rolling hills of Temecula are centrally located within a short drive from all major Southern California’s cities.
Come play with us in the Temecula Valley. Nestled quietly amongst rolling hills under clear azure skies, the Temecula Valley is an outdoor enthusiast's playground chock full of day and nighttime activities for all ages. Discover a variety of activities with family or friends, Temecula Valley has all the excitement you could ask for under the warm California sun.
Aerosports - If high-flying is your game, come soar with us! The Temecula Valley has world-famous thermal winds and is home to many aerial sports. Hot Air Ballooning, Helicopter Tours, and Biplane Flights are some of the activities that will get your adrenalin pumping. Take excitement to new heights and enjoy the beautiful countryside while floating, drifting and ascending into the clear skies of the Temecula Valley.
Golf - The Temecula Valley area boasts 153 holes at eight golf courses, including seven championship courses. The courses feature some of the best designs and most intriguing fairways. Professional instruction and practice facilities are also first class. If you are looking for your best game of golf, search no more…you’ve found it!
Casinos - The excitement of Vegas, plus everything for an ultimate Casino experience, is right here in the Temecula Valley with Pechanga Resort Casino! We have lots of Casino action if your game is Slots, Blackjack, Poker, Craps, or Roulette we have something fun for everyone! From intimate high-limit rooms to non-smoking gaming we have what you need to get the action started.
Shopping - Home to numerous world-class venues, the Temecula Valley shopping options keep growing and expanding. Experience shopping areas like Old Town Temecula, the Promenade Mall and Temecula Wine Country. There are endless Temecula Valley shopping locations.
Just 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 60 miles north of San Diego lies Southern California's beautiful wine country in Temecula Valley.
Rolling Hills covered with vineyards, expansive views that reach to the highest mountains in four Southern California counties, air swept clean by ocean breezes coming through a gap in the coastal mountains all make up Temecula Valley's Wine Country.
Forty wineries produce award-winning premium wines made possible by a unique microclimate and well-drained decomposed granite soils. Our 1100-foot elevation makes for cool summer nights, and cooling breezes come through the vineyards every afternoon throughout the summer. Take a Winery Tour and learn how tiny ripe grapes transform into the amazing variety of wine styles made by wineries around the world.
Catering to virtually every taste, the Temecula Valley region offers a multitude of exquisite cuisine, ranging from the very simple to the extraordinary. Explore artisan delights in Old Town Temecula to luxury experiences in wine country. Temecula Valley has dining options for all types of palates.
Day or night, the Temecula Valley offers you a multitude of ways to relax your body and ease your mind. Let your thoughts wander while getting a massage at one of our many day spas. Enjoy a quiet morning overlooking the vineyards at a winery bed and breakfast. Luxuriate over a glass of wine while having an outdoor luncheon. Or, maybe just sleep the night away with the tranquil sounds of the Temecula Valley around you.
Visitors can stay in hotels, motels and resorts varying in amenities from first class, full-service properties to cozy vineyard inns and Bed & Breakfasts. By taking advantage of the numerous value-added accommodations, it provides visitors the luxury of using more of their budget to enjoy all the activities and attractions The Temecula Valley has to offer.
You'll find that romance is in the air at these spectacular bed & breakfasts and country inns. You can find your stay at most to include breakfast and in the evening, a private wine reception exclusive for guests. You can also expect your accommodations to include spacious rooms. And you will find many locations with large suites, gas burning fireplaces and Jacuzzi bathtubs for two. The views are amazing... just think of yourself sitting on your private terrace overlooking beautiful gardens or vineyards and watching the sunset or a hot air balloon float by. Your peace and serenity is waiting for you.
Old Town Temecula
You’ll want to stroll along the wooden boardwalks and shop the specialty boutiques, art galleries and antique stores! While History buffs, antique collectors and window shoppers will take a step back in time wandering the streets of Old Town Temecula viewing rustic buildings, sidewalks, and store fronts reminiscent of our historic golden west. Stay a little longer and Old Town becomes vibrant with music and nightlife!
Temecula Rod Run (March) - Temecula Rod Run attracts thousands of automotive enthusiasts and spectators to Old Town Temecula each year in the Spring. This two-day event is FREE to the public. Music and entertainment are always a big hit, as well as great food, community vendors and much more. Bring the whole family and see hundreds of classic vehicles from all over the country in Old Town Temecula.
Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival (June) - For over a quarter of a century, colorful hot air balloons have dotted the Temecula Valley skies in early June during one of the biggest events in Southern California. Over 50 hot air balloons ascend at sunrise each day and in the evenings the skies light up for the Balloon Glow. Entertainment includes top-name performers throughout the weekend, wine and food pairings with the region’s top chefs, wine tasting from wineries in Southern California Wine Country, arts & crafts and exhibits.
Harvest Celebration (September - November) - Come join our winery owners and winemakers as they celebrate harvest! Enjoy a selection of new and unreleased red and white wines. Some wineries will also offer barrel and tank samples. Savor delicious samples of wine-friendly foods at each stop.
Temecula Chilled (December) – Uncover the holidays in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country! Relax in our winter sunshine while sipping wine, ice-skating outdoors, strolling under colorful light displays, enjoying "chilled" menu items, and taking in the sights and sounds of the season.