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In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, we’d love to hear about your favorite visit to Temecula Valley’s Wine Country!  Perhaps you were one of our first visitors decades ago, or maybe just visited for the first time recently.

Share your story (and photo) here.

Submitted Stories

Antonio Savedra

I started working in the Temecula Valley in July of 2015 as a barback at a newer boutique winery. I had no knowledge of wine, nor did I know what I was in for. Three years later, the growing, gorgeous wine valley of Temecula, CA is now where I consider my home and all of its annual visitors MY FAMILY! I now have extensive knowledge of the valley and wines in general and I love going in to work in the valley knowing I get to share that knowledge with someone new. Thank you Temecula Valley for making this possible and also that boutique winery that gave me a chance. This has been the best experience I have had thus far!

Temecula Valley Winegrowers Assoc.

We are so very proud of this lady! Audrey Cilurzo and her husband Vincent, planted the very first vineyards in Temecula Valley back in 1968. Audrey is a special lady and a rock star in our wine country. She has a smile that can brighten any room and is always promoting Temecula wines whenever she has a chance. We're glad she is celebrating our wine country's 50th Celebration with us! #CheersTo50Years #drinktemecula

Tommy Maino

We're from Las Vegas and Temecula is one of our very favorite places. Wonderful people, excellent food & wine and always plenty of sunshine and smiles. Thank you Temecula ! Tommy & Cecile

Kim Smolinski

We live in Phoenix but have been coming to Temecula for over 20 years. We love staying at South Coast Winery's casitas. Beautiful views in the morning of the balloons and wonderful walks in their vineyards & citrus trees. We celebrated my 50th last year...and will be there again for my 51st next week. Can't wait!! Our girls now live an hour of way from Temecula and love to visit often...of course their favorite part is picking up our club shipments for us when we can't make the drive ourselves.


Bought years ago and it is hanging in the kitchen area. Memories

Heather Davis

Mount Palomar Winery established their outdoor sherry solera in the 1970's, and it is still open and in use today. It is the oldest active one in the United States, and with the way the solera system works, there are still trace amounts of the original sherry in every bottle! If you visit the tasting room, you can taste that sherry from 1974 today.

Temecula Valley Winegrowers Assoc.

Who remembers Callaway Vineyard & Winery's Calla-Lees Chardonnay? The winery produced this white wine in the early 90's. It was their un-oaked version of a chardonnay and it was quite popular. Photo credit by Callaway Vineyard & Winery.

Krista Chaich

I've been fortunate to call Temecula Valley Wine Country my "second home" for 15 years. I've met the most amazing people who are committed to making this wine country the best that it can be, and along the way, have made some incredible friends. Cheers to 50 Years!