Established Trails & Hidden Gems
Designated an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1984, Temecula Valley comprises several sub-regions, each with its own climate patterns and soil profile. With elevations from 1500 to 1900 feet, and terrain ranging from gently rolling hills to steep slopes, growers find ideal conditions to produce more than 30 grape varieties, allowing Temecula’s winemakers to craft a wide array of world-class wines.
Temecula Valley boasts nearly 50 wineries, welcoming visitors year-round. Most are located along three easy-to-navigate wine trails-- Rancho California Road, Calle Contento and De Portola Road—with hidden gems to be discovered on the backroads and byways, from the Valley’s sun-warmed heart to the highest reaches of Wild Horse Peak.
Whether you’re planning a day trip or a leisurely vacation, there’s plenty to explore in Southern California’s Wine Country.