Discover and Explore Temecula Wineries and Vineyards

Also referred to as the Napa Valley of Southern California and the “jewel” of Riverside County, Temecula Valley Wine Country is home to over 40 wineries that produce over 50 different varietals of award-winning wines.

Whether you are visiting for a day trip to one of the many family-owned wineries, or a prolonged visit at a quaint bed and breakfasts or full-service resort, Temecula Wine Country offers something unique and exciting for everyone. In fact, it was included in Wine Enthusiast’s 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2019!

Temecula Wineries Map

Temecula Winery Directory

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South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Address: 34843 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

Phone Number: (951) 566-4622

Website: http://www.southcoastwinery.com/

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Akash Winery & Vineyard

Address: 39730 Calle Contento, Temecula, CA 92591

Phone Number: (951) 888-1393

Website: http://www.akashwinery.com/

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Baily Vineyard & Winery

Address: 33440 La Serena Way, Temecula, CA 92591

Phone Number: (951) 676-9463

Website: http://bailywinery.com/

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Cougar Vineyard and Winery

Address: 39870 De Portola Rd, Temecula, CA 92592

Phone Number: (951) 491-0825

Website: http://cougarvineyards.com/

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Frangipani Estate Winery

Address: 39750 De Portola Rd, Temecula, CA 92592

Phone Number: (951) 699-8845

Website: http://frangipaniwinery.com/

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Gershon Bachus Vintners

Address: 37750 De Portola Rd, Temecula, CA 92592

Phone Number: (877) 458-8428

Website: http://gershonbachus.com/

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Lorimar Vineyards and Winery

Address: 39990 Anza Rd, Temecula, CA 92591 

Phone Number: (951) 694-6699

Website: http://www.lorimarwinery.com/

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Masia de la Vinya Winery

Address: 40230 De Portola Rd, Temecula, CA 92592

Phone Number: (951) 303-3860

Website: http://www.masiadelavinya.com/

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Somerset Vineyard & Winery

Address: 37338 De Portola Rd, Temecula, CA 92592

Phone Number: (951) 365-5522

Website: http://www.somersetvineyard.com/

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Vindemia Vineyard & Winery

Address: 33133 Vista Del Monte Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

Phone Number: (951) 760-9334

Website: http://www.vindemia.com/

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Vitagliano Vineyards & Winery

Address: 36101 Glen Oaks Rd D, Temecula, CA 92592

Phone Number: (951) 694-8466

Website: http://www.vitaglianowines.com/

Vineyards at Leoness Cellars

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Temecula Valley Wine Country Fun Facts

 

Temecula Wine Country is located approximately halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego; roughly an hour to an hour and half from either city. The climate for this area is often comparable to that of the Mediterranean; warm dry summers and cool winters with little amounts of rainfall throughout the year. This weather is perfect for getting away from the often oppressive snowy winters of the Midwest or humid hot summers of the lower states as well!

The environment of Temecula Valley has soil mainly composed of decomposing granitic material. This material is light and sandy and perfect for grapevine roots because the material can drain more efficiently than regular soil such as a silty or clay based soil.

The first grapes used for wine making in the area were introduce by Padres from Mission San Luis Rey de Francia. They used these wines for their meals as well as during their sacramental services. Throughout history other Europeans traveled to the region and noticed that the climate was similar to their homelands of Italy and France. They then began planting their own grapevines with similar varieties to those that had back in Europe.

Temecula has the right climate and environment for growing Italian, Spanish and French grapes such as Syrah, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Zinfandel, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Tempranillo.

One of the top wineries to visit is the Baily Vineyard and Winery; owned and operated by the Baily family. This winery specializes in wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon and other traditional Bordeaux varieties. Something particularly interesting about this specific winery is the medieval themed restaurant, called Carol’s Restaurant. They also have a dog approved menu on Sundays!

Wineries from this region often win many awards when compared to wines across the country. South Coast Winery was awarded 10 distinctive recognition from the 37th Annual San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge. Other entrants included Napa, Sonoma, Texas, Oregon, Italy, France, Spain, Chile and many other states and countries.