Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association sponsors International Food Blogger Conference with local California wines for both the Friday tasting reception and Saturday wine-pairing dinner.
Temecula Valley: Southern California’s Wine Country
Local to all major Southern California cities, Temecula Valley is an authentic and genuine wine country destination. Wine-lovers from Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Palm Springs, and the Inland Empire can enjoy a quick day trip or an easy weekend getaway to this bucolic setting. This burgeoning wine region boasts almost 35 family-owned wineries who are passionate about making wine and sharing their stories with newcomers and locals everyday of the year.
Temecula Valley wineries offer affordable wine tasting, beautiful gift shops, winery tours and an array of winery events and concerts, which are offered throughout the region, especially during the summer months and holidays. Check temeculawines.org for the ongoing events calendar.
Along with an incredible variety of quality wines, visitors will also find that acclaimed chefs are flocking to wine country to offer their delicious, locally-sourced California cuisine at several amazing winery restaurants.
Recommended winery restaurants:
- Callaway’s Meritage
- South Coast’s The Vineyard Rose
- Ponte’s Restaurant at Ponte
- Wilson Creek’s Creekside Grill
- Thornton’s Cafe Champagne
- Falkner’s Pinnacle
- Baliy’s Carol’s Restaurant
- Leoness’ Restaurant at Leoness
Staying in wine country is always a wonderful year-round option. Recommended accommodations:
- South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
- Temecula Creek Inn
- The Inn at Ponte (opening April 2012)
- The Inn at Europa
The winegrower’s association offers three main tasting events throughout the year. These passport and showcase events offer a fantastic opportunity to taste at member wineries for only one ticket price. All wine events are paired with great food, of course!
- World of Wine, March 2012
- CRUSH: 3rd Annual Wine & Culinary Showcase, Sept 2012
- Harvest Celebration & Barrel Tasting Weekend, Nov 2012
Find us online at TemeculaWines.org | facebook.com/TemeculaValleyWinegrowers | @temecula_wines