SUNSET culinary experiences

2, 20, or 500 plus participants


Step up your day in wine country creating a full culinary event!


The culinary alternatives in Temecula Valley are substantial. We choose to partner with select independent restauranteurs, vintners and chefs proven to consistently deliver quality service, product, hospitality, and a 'distinctness of experience’ that we always strive to provide with any activity we orchestrate.


Set packages include door to door transportation from your preferred departure location, wine tasting at two Temecula wineries, dinner service, all taxes, driver and food server gratuities.


Be it an intimate anniversary celebration just for two, a 60th birthday celebration for 20, a corporate outing for 90, or a gala finale involving 350 convention participants, we coordinate all aspects of a visit to Temecula including transportation from any Southern California location.


Focused on excellent service, food, and activities, we create positive, indelible memories for every guest!

Consider a multitude of captivating options for customized day and evening events large or small, corporate or private, a gathering of family and friends or business associates.

A variety of venues for day and evening events offer intriguing, comfortable settings


  • WOW guests with a memorable reception and dinner within an impressive, awe-inspiring winery cave carved into a Temecula hillside.
  • Take over a small winery for the evening, transforming it into your personal, private dining room, the owner acting as your sommelier, private chef preparing the meal before your eyes, a guitarist/vocalist sealing the deal. This is a night to always savor!
  • Host your sunset dinner at an elegant, private citrus and avocado estate in the hills above the valley.
  • A picnic lunch of quality meats and cheeses, crusty bread, a delicious side salad, sliced vegetables with dip, and house-baked cookies offer a simple, yet wonderfully satisfying meal to be savored on the covered patio terrace of a boutique winery perched above a serene valley.
  • An authentic western barbecue held on the grounds of Temecula’s restored historic headquarters buildings and stage stop offers an authentic, local experience. Accentuate the event with a rousing country band, and participants will feel immersed in the proud ranching era that was once the heart and soul of this valley and is still an important part of its fabric.
  • Savor a wine and hors d'oeuvre reception on a terraced patio overlooking the hustle and bustle of a winery in full operation.

Allow us to elevate your Temecula visit as we orchestrate any level of culinary encounter that may be desired.

Sunset Dinner Excursion packages

for up to 15 guests


Begin in the afternoon with wine tasting at two Temecula wineries. Finish the visit enjoying a wonderful prearranged dinner. Our Sunset Excursion is 6 hours in length when commencing in Temecula.

Any Temecula restaurant can be incorporated by customizing the excursion.


Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon


Atop the third floor of an Old Town Temecula building, this highly acclaimed steak and seafood dinner house intrigues with clever preparation and presentation of delicious, hearty fare.  You’ll receive excellent service in this casually sophisticated, upscale environment; a rich atmosphere created by dark woods and leather. ‘The Cowboy” is a locals favorite, and has weekend live music in two bustling lounges.


Meritage Restaurant at Callaway Winery


Sitting high atop a wine country hill, the vine-covered terrain creates beautiful surroundings for dining in this protected indoor/outdoor ‘atrium-style’ setting. The Mediterranean-stye cuisine features seasonal, sustainable food, much of it sourced from local farmers. One of Temecula’s ‘top spots’ to capture an often spectacular sunset over the vines. Order ala carte, or enjoy a fun, festive family-style dinner with shared platters.


Baily Restaurant


An Old Town Temecula mainstay, Chris Baily’s attractively designed interior and exterior cornerstone location offers a friendly, attentive staff serving their eclectic menu. For your meal and conversation choose a comfortable dining room or the beautifully conceived, protected courtyard and its amazing southern California outdoor setting with weekend live music much of the year.


Destination Temecula ‘Chef-Driven Sunset Experiences’


A treasured benefit of our stellar reputation and community longevity are relationships nurtured with talented, passionate Temecula chefs, restauranteurs, winemakers and winery owners sharing our drive to always exceed guest expectations. Like us, our partners seek to create amazing bonding opportunities for those who utilize our services.  These are ‘bucket-list checking’ visits orchestrated, often for very special anniversary, birthday, family and client celebrations in Temecula.


What is a Chef-driven experience?


We love working with talented local Temecula chefs with personality. These same chefs love to personally engage with Destination Temecula guests during their meal. With a bit of advance information about participant dietary requirements, likes, dislikes and preferences, let the chef take over from there, creating an amazing sunset dinner, answering questions, sharing food philosophies, having fun as preparation and service progresses over the course of this memorable evening with you.


These exclusive culinary adventures are customized, based upon specific interests, expectations and needs. Depending upon the date, number of guests, and time of day, customization opportunities include:


  • A intimidate table at a restaurant with the entertaining chef engaging table-side with guests as courses are served, preferences having been communicated in advance.


  • Relax on the protected patio seated at a comfortable dining table poolside at the private residence of the acclaimed chef serving you,  savoring authentic Sicilian cuisine in a setting exuding warmth, hospitality, ambiance and dynamic flavors!


  • Take over a small boutique winery for the night to savor a wine-paired extravaganza. The Chef offers festive tableside demonstration preparation, imparting informative, entertaining philosophies and nuances about each pairing being presented, a winery staff member providing efficient, helpful wine service, a talented guitarist/vocalist playing classic and contemporary rock. All the elements are in place for a fabulous, perfectly executed wine country evening. All that is missing? You and close friends.


Contact our office to have a one-of-a-kind experience customized for you!

All pricing above is calculated on a per person basis, and includes round-trip transportation, wine tasting, three-course meal, appropriate taxes, restaurant server and driver gratuities.


For transportation requested from outside of the Temecula area, an additional charge is levied for each hour of travel in both directions. The price is confirmed once the size and type of vehicle is verified.

For excursions commencing outside Temecula, to calculate travel time and pricing, type the departure address into Google Maps below. Estimate one way travel time to the freeway exit at Interstate 15 and Rancho California Road in Temecula. Double that amount for round-trip transportation. Additionally, allot 20 minutes each way from the freeway exit to the wineries.


Add the required travel time to a five hour visit in wine country, and you will see the per person price broken down by number of hours round-trip, and number of participants.

Destination Temecula’s Exclusive Private Winery Dinner

“A Statement Event”


For anyone seeking an incredible one-of-a-kind evening not likely to be repeated,

inquire about this private winery dinner.


Each individually planned program is unique and unlikely to be repeated, given the exceptional dynamics of facility, chef, wine, available fresh foods, music, friends and loved ones merging at this one moment.


Luxurious, professional transportation provides round-trip service from any Southern California location.

Arriving in Temecula, wine tasting is offered at two wineries prior to the ultimate destination, your own candlelit winery for the evening. The owner or wine maker, your personal sommelier. A respected wine country chef prepares delicacies table-side, perfectly paired with the vintages you savor.

The surroundings, enhanced by live acoustic music commingling with distinct winery nuances; the smells, the candlelit ambiance, the season. An impressive atmosphere exclusively for very special acquaintances and occasions.

Pricing schedule

Each Exclusive Private Winery Dinner is distinct and unique.


Based upon feedback we receive during the initial contact, a customized itinerary is prepared exclusively for a client, providing a detailed overview of the flow for the day, suggested wineries and menu example, plus inclusive pricing for the transportation, wine tasting, food service, special components, all taxes and gratuities.


For those seeking a safe, flawless, remarkable experience tailored to the discriminating client,

we offer our guests this special night.



Allow us to build an itinerary for your consideration. These programs will offer a one-of-a-kind visit to Temecula providing round-trip transportation from any Southern California location, and are tailored to a group’s specific needs and interests.

Our goal to always surpass the expectations of our guests.


A winery dinner. That’s it!


Three days of intense meetings, little opportunity for the worldwide participants to see anything beyond the meeting facility by day, guest room pastel colored walls at night.


One evening for a special activity.


The setting you seek; a relaxed atmosphere fostering casual conversation about important issues.

The type of environment where alliances are forged, decisions made.


With that bit of time, it would be wonderful for the many Southern California visitors to be able to absorb a bit of the vaunted California landscape, lifestyle, and entertainment, with an exceptional opportunity to enhance each participants wine knowledge all at once.


Ours is the perfect opportunity to achieve this.

Positive, indelible memories are assured with an activity few are likely to repeat.


Customized to your specifications, our wonderful off-site adventures are the perfect catalyst for relaxation, socializing, the exchange of ideas, celebrating and learning.


Available menu options run the gamut, from outdoor barbecues and a wonderfully relaxed and casual Italian family-style feast with platters of food and bottles of wine on the tables, to multiple course meals featuring paired wines.


You can combine our intriguing winery dinners with visits to other wineries for tastings in advance, or you can arrive directly at the location of choice for this special evening from your Southern California starting point.


Visits to multiple wineries are never redundant since we coordinate private group activities to complement one another as the day progresses.


An option many groups have enjoyed when time constraints limit the Temecula visit to the destination winery for dinner, is wine service during the drive to Temecula featuring vintages from additional area wineries.

In very special circumstances we’ve even persuaded a wine maker to host a private tasting featuring his or her special wines on-board a coach during the drive to Temecula.


We mold visits to the characteristics of each group as we seek to successfully entertain, inform and energize.

While in Temecula, guests have the opportunity to sample and purchase outstanding wines, converse directly with the winery owners and wine makers, and chat with colleagues in a relaxed, casually sophisticated setting.


Whether a seasoned oenophile or a complete novice, everyone will remember the enchanting Temecula Valley and this distinct experience fondly.


We eagerly await the opportunity to create a sample itinerary for your group!



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Since 1993

Destination Temecula

28475 Old Town Front Street, Suite F

Temecula, CA 92590


951.695.1232    800.584.8162