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 & Vineyard


Bel Vino Winery

33515 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591; (951-676-6414). Open Saturday to Thursday- 10am-5pm; Friday 10am to 10 pm; belvinowinery.com

Bel Vino is a boutique winery that uses Old World wine making techniques and offers an authentic winery experience. With live music Friday Nights 6-10 pm and every Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm. We have a first-class wedding venue and a spectacular view of wine country.

On the tasting menu: Dolce, Port, Merlot, White Merlot, Field Blend and many other whites and reds $12.95 per person for tasting on the weekdays and $15.95 per person on the weekends.


Danza del Sol Winery

39050 De Portola Road, Temecula, CA 92592; (951) 302-6363; open daily 11am-6pm

This relaxed tasting room evokes an Italian-countryside feel offering people friendly wines - plus a dog and equestrian friendly property. Take your bottle outside to enjoy the comfortable vineyard surrounded patio.

On the tasting menu: Chardonnay Reserve, Viognier, Tres Rose, Tempranillo, Merlot; $15 for six tastes


Leoness Cellars

38311 De Portola Road, Temecula, CA 92593; (951) 302-7601; open Sun. -Thurs.: 11am-5pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-6pm; leonesscellars.com

This stunning property features indoor and outdoor fireplace seating, a comfortable covered patio, self-guided vineyard tours and spectacular views of the valley. The cozy tasting room offers an expansive, critically-acclaimed wine list.

On the tasting menu: Melange de Blanc, Cabernet Franc/Merlot blend, Zinfandel, Estate Syrah, Grenache; $15 tasting Monday-Friday; $18 tasting Saturday-Sunday


Longshadow Ranch Vineyard & Winery

39847 Calle Contento, Temecula, CA 92591; (877) 80-RANCH; open Mon-Thurs, 11pm-5pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm; longshadowranchwinery.com 

This family-friendly, ranch-style winery is complete with hay barrels, horses and a rustically beautiful and welcoming ambiance. The tasting room features a wide variety of Estate bottled wines made the old fashioned way.

On the tasting menu: Tempranillo, Cinsault, Ponderosa Port, Outlaw Red; $15 for 6 tastes 


Lorimar Vineyards & Winery

39990 Anza Rd., Temecula, CA 92592; (951) 694-6699; Sun-Thurs: 11a-5p, Fri & Sat: 11a-5p lorimarwinery.com

If music be the food of love, drink on! The new Tuscan-style winery off of Anza Road is now open to visitors.

On the tasting menu: Grenache Blanc, Roussane, Sangiovese, Tempranillo 6 tastes; Monday - Friday: $14pp; Saturday & Sunday: $18pp


Oak Mountain Winery

36522 Via Verde, Temecula, CA 92592; (951) 699-9102; open daily 11am-5pm; oakmountainwinery.com

An oasis of Temecula Valley charm, it's immaculately maintained vineyard surrounds the hilltop winery and offers stunning views of the valley below. A sizeable list of acclaimed wines and an outdoor veranda await.

On the tasting menu: No Oak Chardonnay, Meritage, Zinfandel, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon; $12 for 6 tastes weekdays; $15 for 6 tastes weekends


South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591; (877) 743-8303; open daily 10am-6pm; www.SouthCoastWinery.com

The largest and arguably most spectacular winery in the valley handcrafts dozens of finely made varietals in this state of the art facility. A luxurious spa, elegant 'casitas' and a cozy restaurant beckon all. Happy Hour: Monday – Friday 3:00pm-5:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 3:30pm-5:30pm

On the tasting menu: Sparkling Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, GVR/Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne; $15 for 5 tastes Mon-Fri, $20 for 5 tastes Sat & Sun


Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyard

35960 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591; (951) 699-9463; open daily 10am-5pm, Creek side Grille Restaurant hours: 11am-5pm; wilsoncreekwinery.com

Home to the famed Almond Sparkling, this winery offers an extensive wine list and fun behind-the-scenes tours, along with 70 acres of picturesque vineyards. Enjoy alfresco dining at the popular Creekside Grille and overnight accommodations at Wilson Creek Manor.

On the tasting menu: Estate Zinfandel, White Cabernet Sauvignon, "Yes Dear" Chardonnay, Estate Merlot.; Tasting fee $20, includes souvenir wine glass and $5 coupon towards wine purchase

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