SUNSHINE AND SUNSET wine country culinary options

2, 20, or 500 plus participants


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


Working with our trusted caterer, area restaurants, wineries, and unique venues, all offering a quality atmosphere and attentive service, our goal is to deliver an experience exceeding the expectations of guests whether a preset or customized package has been selected.


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.

Inclusive Sunset Dinner Excursion packages

for up to 20 guests


Begin in the afternoon with wine tasting at two Temecula wineries. Finish the visit with dinner at one of our area fine dining establishments.


Our Sunset Dinner Excursion is five hours in length when commencing in Temecula. Included in the package is round-trip transportation, wine tasting at two Temecula wineries, finishing with a wonderful dinner at one of Temecula’s upscale dining establishments.

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.


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.

Any Temecula restaurant can be incorporated by customizing the excursion.


Meritage Restaurant at Callaway Winery


Sitting high atop a hill in wine country, guests enjoy the panoramic views of the rolling terrain and vineyards. Contemporary Mediterranean style cuisine, sharable plates and tapas feature seasonal, sustainable food, much of it sourced and supporting from local farmers. One of Temecula’s best spots to catch an often spectacular sunset to the west.


Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon


Atop the third floor of an Old Town Temecula building, the contemporary, upscale environment is accented by dark woods and leather. Exceptional prime cuts of beef and fresh Pacific seafood are augmented by excellent service and an interesting selection of wines and craft beers. Live music enhances the lively atmosphere in the busy lounge Thursday to Saturday.


Baily Restaurant


Providing an interesting take on California Cuisine for over 20 years, Chris Baily’s restaurant has proven to consistently offer delicious, innovative menu selections, a nice variety of local wines, and quality service in an attractive Old Town Temecula location. Much of the year, the beautiful courtyard provides a wonderful setting to enjoy a meal and live music.

Il Tramonto Ristorante


The casually sophisticated, quaint Il Tramonto Ristorante in the heart of historic Old Town Temecula offers an exceptional setting for a fabulous meal. Each day Executive Chef and owner Giampiero creates his dishes from scratch, infused with his genuine love and passion for cooking.  Deeply rooted in Sicilian tradition, Chef G works with local farmers and only the finest of Italian ingredients to bring you the truest Italian flavors.


Along with his wife and adult children who operate the front of the house, the family creates a splendid atmosphere to enjoy excellent food, impeccable service, and a warm inviting setting perfect for socialization.

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