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Public Wine Tasting Tour
Gain a personal connection with the spirit of the Temecula Valley on the area’s only professionally guided tour following a scenic drive to the wineries. Our fun, affable hosts engage with guests, facilitating an entertaining, enlightening experience for wine tourists. Interesting details about Temecula’s history, culture of wine, wine tasting in general, and wonderful, quirky nuances of this unique valley and historically significant region of Southern California are shared.
You’ll be escorted into each winery and introduced to the staff. We serve a wonderful lunch at the first winery after the tasting. What was your favorite wine you tasted? You’ll get an additional pour to enjoy with the meal. At this adventure’s conclusion, you are returned to your departure point, often exchanging contact information with new best friends you made on the tour!
*Based upon A MINIMUM OF SIX PAYING GUESTS. If less than six total guests overall are registered to participate for a given day, we offer a graduated pricing scale to guarantee the tour is conducted when the minimum is not achieved. That price decreases incrementally as more guests join. This pricing schedule is confirmed at the time the reservation is made with our office.
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Arriving in Old Town Temecula, established in 1859, ample time is provided to explore the interesting shops, boutiques, antique dealers, and specialty food purveyors, many of which are located in historic buildings along the rustic streets. Saturday mornings, directly across from our office, a bustling farmers market provides the opportunity to buy fresh local produce from area growers and a variety of hand-made items from different crafters and merchants.
Virtually everyone who visits Temecula Wine Country travels the most direct route from interstate 15; four miles due east along an attractive, yet somewhat generic, typical Southern California urban thoroughfare, suddenly crossing into wine country. Our tour provides a distinct perspective few visitors encounter when exploring this beautiful area.
Traveling through a scenic portion of the valley, view the striking, sprawling grounds surrounding ranchero-style homes in town, then pass impressive equestrian ranches, citrus groves, vineyards, expansive estates, and untouched open space in wine country. The natural route progression ties together fascinating facts we share about the surprising historical significance of Temecula Valley.
Our guests experience firsthand how the terrain, in concert with the area’s physical location and prevailing weather patterns form a unique micro climate, creating exceptional conditions for grape cultivation. Visit three wineries, varied in size, atmosphere and service approach, each serving a diverse selection of varietals. Engaging with the winery owner and wine maker is a unique opportunity our guests often encounter.
Delight in a delicious picnic lunch served at the first winery on a covered patio overlooking a picturesque, serene valley, or indoors surrounded by barrels, if preferred or in the event of inclement weather.
It is impossible to predict a guest’s wine likes and dislikes with certainty, so our criteria in picking the wineries visited leans more toward the consistency of service received at each winery. We seek out welcoming, friendly and informative staff.
What is the best time of the year to visit Temecula?
The bud break occurs early Spring within the month of March and April. Witness verasion, the changing colors of the grapes, throughout mid-July and early August. The Fall can be spectacular as the vines' leaves change from green to reds, golds, and purples. The valley greens in the Winter months, after our first rains of the season.
Time it right and you’ll experience the annual crush late summer till mid fall. Throughout the year you never know when you might be invited to taste straight out of a barrel or observe the hustle of a bottling line in full operation.
To make a reservation, call our office between 8:30a – 9:00p daily.
A credit card guarantee is required to reserve space.
The day of the tour during check-in at our office, a credit
or debit card or cash can be used to pay for the tour.
If cancellation occurs within 48 hours of tour departure,
a $45 fee per person will be processed.