Craving a wine flight or two? Temecula is a sprawling wine region home to dozens of wineries and vineyards. The dozen original wineries have always welcomed newcomers, and now southern California has its own answer to Napa Valley—just minutes from your Anaheim hotel. Kick off your tour at Palumbo Family Vineyards and Winery, a boutique winery on 13 acres that produces 2,500 cases each year.
Ponte Family Estate Winery is on 300 acres and the Ponte family has been growing their award-winning grapes since 1984. Many of the vines are over 40 years old, and the property is known for Cabernets, Zinfandels, and Merlots. Charm and sophistication abound, and the mission building doubles as the tasting room for extra California flair.
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You’ll be saying “pour me!” at South Coast Winery Resort and Spa. They won Best California State Winery of the Year for three consecutive years, where the tasting rooms are friendly and a massage is the perfect pairing with any vino. Find out for yourself why the California State Golden Bear award committee is in love with this vineyard.
End your day-long tour at Thornton Winery, one of the gateway vineyards, where gourmet fare and award-winning wines are perfectly paired. No matter which vineyard you choose, you can rest easy knowing that in wine country, you’ll be in good company.