On Your Own, Self-Guided Tour Recommendations
Whether you're a first time visitor or one of our regulars, planning a wine tasting tour through Temecula Valley wine country can be a daunting task! We've come up with several SELF-GUIDED "tours" by grouping wineries into categories that we hope may make the decision-making process easier. Mind you, these are simply suggestions. When, where and which wineries you visit is always your choice and can be done at your own leisurely pace.
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There's always something new - even at established wineries you've visited many a time. These long time favorites provide a dose of Temecula Valley history along with great wines.
Stops: Baily Vineyard & Winery, Callaway Vineyard & Winery, Hart Winery, Maurice Car'rie Vineyard & Winery, Mount Palomar Winery, Thornton WineryDetails
Calle Contento Wine Trail
Truly 'off the beaten road', the wineries located along this less busy trail just off of Rancho California Road are well worth the turn.
Stops: Briar Rose Winery, Falkner Winery, Longshadow Ranch Vineyard & Winery, Lumiere Winery, Peltzer Family Cellars, Vindemia Vineyard & Estate WineryDetails
Step out mid-week and enjoy a day in wine country away from the weekend crowds. Visit these wineries on the less busy weekdays to enjoy them at their best.
Stops: Danza del Sol Winery, Falkner Winery, Miramonte Winery, Monte De Oro Winery, Ponte Winery, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, Wiens Family Cellars, Wilson Creek Winery & VineyardDetails
Off The Beaten Path
The road less traveled often leads visitors to discover small, hidden wineries that may just become preferred stops. Tour off the main drag to encounter these beloved boutiques.
Stops: Briar Rose Winery, Chapin Family Vineyards, Doffo Vineyard & Winery, Foot Path Winery, Lorimar Vineyards & Winery, Lumiere Winery, Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery, Vindemia Vineyard & Estate WineryDetails
De Portola Wine Trail
The wineries just to the south of Rancho California Road make up the DePortola Wine Trail. These properties are set within the more rural, equestrian side of the Temecula Valley.
Stops: Cougar Vineyard & Winery, Danza del Sol Winery, Fazeli Cellars, Frangipani Estate Winery, Leoness Cellars, Masia de la Vinya, Oak Mountain Winery, Robert Renzoni Vineyards & WineryDetails
Rancho California Trail West
Upon entering the Temecula Valley via Rancho California Road, these wineries will be the first that you encounter. Included are an array of small, medium and large wineries to enjoy.
Stops: Baily Vineyard & Winery, Bel Vino Winery , Callaway Vineyard & Winery, Europa Village, Hart Winery, Miramonte Winery, Mount Palomar Winery, Thornton WineryDetails
Rancho California Trail East
Located just past the Calle Contento Wine Trail - just a bit up the road - are easy to find favorites where you're sure to find something to make everyone happy.
Stops: Avensole Vineyard & Winery, Chapin Family Vineyards, Doffo Vineyard & Winery, Maurice Car'rie Vineyard & Winery, Monte De Oro Winery, Ponte Winery, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, Wiens Family Cellars, Wilson Creek Winery & VineyardDetails
Something For Everyone
If what you're looking for is a variety of varietals, head to these wineries. Each offers a large selection of both red and white wines. You're sure to find a favorite at each.
Stops: Bel Vino Winery , Danza del Sol Winery, Leoness Cellars, Longshadow Ranch Vineyard & Winery, Lorimar Vineyards & Winery, Oak Mountain Winery, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, Wilson Creek Winery & VineyardDetails
Old World/New World Temecula Style
These wineries tend to favor the flavor of their relative ancestry. French, Italian, Spanish and Argentinean wines prevail almost solely at each.
Stops: Cougar Vineyard & Winery, Doffo Vineyard & Winery, Europa Village, Fazeli Cellars, Ponte Winery, Robert Renzoni Vineyards & WineryDetails