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Temecula Valley City Trip - Attractions

South Coast Winery in Temecula
South Coast Winery in Temecula

What to See & Do in Temecula

Get the details on important landmarks, attractions and resources for your trip to Temecula.

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HOT AIR BALLOONING

California Dreamin'
800-373-3359
www.californiadreamin.com
Part of California Dreamin', which also runs biplane rides, this is another good hot air ballooning service in Temecula.

A Grape Escape
800-965-2122
www.hotairtours.com
Hot air ballooning company offers early morning flights over Temecula Valley wine country, including a continental breakfast and champagne toast following the journey.

Music Room at Pennypickle's Workshop, Temecula Children's Museum
Music Room at Pennypickle's Workshop, Temecula Children's Museum

Sunrise Balloons
800-548-9912
www.sunriseballoons.com
Since 1975, this hot-air adventure company has been serving the Temecula Valley.

MUSEUMS

Pennypickle's Workshop, Temecula Children's Museum
42081 Main St.
Temecula, CA 92590
951-308-6376
www.pennypickles.org
Interactive kids museum teaches young ones about science with hands-on learning features.

SHOPPING

Crush & Brew
28544 Front St.
Temecula CA 92590
951-693-4567
www.crushnbrew.com
Popular spot in Old Town for tasting local wines, as well as those from other regions, plus beer and snacks.

Dan's Feed & Seed
41065 1st St.
Temecula, CA 92590
951-676-4040
Jeans and western wear for boys and men.

House of Jerky
28665 Front St.
Temecula, CA 92590
951-308-9232
www.getmyjerky.com
A carnivore's paradise of preserved meats, from typical turkey and beef to the more exotic venison and ostrich.

La Menagerie
28636 Front St.
Temecula, CA 92590
951-699-0904
Another nice shop for accessories, purses and shoes for women.

Old Town Root Beer Co.
Old Town Root Beer Co.

Lorimar Vineyards & Winery
42031 Main St. Suite C
Temecula, CA 92590
951-240-5177
www.lorimarwinery.com
Old town tasting room location for Temecula Wine Country winery; wines by the glass are served, too.

Old Town Root Beer Company
28545 Front St.
Temecula, CA 92590
951-676-5088
www.oldtownrootbeer.net
Popular SoCal mini-chain stocks hundreds of classic and craft sodas, as well as its namesake specialty.

Old Town Spice Merchants
41925 5th St., Suite #101
Temecula, CA 92590
951-587-2223
This aromatic specialty shop sells hundreds of fresh spices, dozens of loose-leaf teas and accessories, gift boxes and more.

Old Town Sweet Shop
28545 Front St.
Temecula, CA 92590
951-693-1919
http://oldtownsweetshop.com
A vast emporium selling sweets of all kinds, including ice cream, candy, chocolate and fudge.

Old Town Temecula Farmer's Market
Front St. & 6th St.
760-728-7343
www.temeculainformation.com
This weekly event takes place in the heart of Old Town every Saturday and features food, artisan products, shopping and more.

Temecula Lavender Co.
28561 Front St.
Temecula, CA 92590
951-676-1931
www.temeculalavenderco.com
Handcrafted, natural bath products made from locally-grown lavender.

Temecula Olive Oil Company
28653 Front St.
Temecula, CA 92590
951-693-0607
www.temeculaoliveoil.com
Old Town boutique offers tastings of locally-produced olive oil and balsamic vinegar and also sells other gourmet delicacies.

GrapeSeed Spa
GrapeSeed Spa

Villa di Calabro
1955 Main St.
Temecula, CA 92590
951-695-4525
Old Town tasting room for limited-production wines, along with olive oil and vinegar.

SPA

GrapeSeed Spa
34843 Rancho California Rd.
Temecula, CA 92591
951-587-9463
www.wineresort.com
South Coast 's high-end spa features signature treatments in massage, skin treatments and even a yoga class that incorporates wine tasting.

THEATER

Old Town Mercantile Building and Community Theater
42051 Main St.
Temecula, CA 92590
866-653-8696
www.temeculatheater.org
Multi-use entertainment complex in the heart of Old Town features everything from big name bands and cultural performances to art gallery shows and live rock.

WINERIES

The new tasting room at Robert Renzoni Winery
The new tasting room at Robert Renzoni Winery

Alex's Red Barn Winery
39820 Calle Contento
Temecula, CA 92591
951-693-3201
www.redbarnwine.com
Family run winery started by former growers specializes in old-vine wines and a solera-style sherry.

Baily Winery
33440 La Serena Wy.
Temecula, CA 92591
951-676-9463
www.bailywinery.com
The red wines at this knights-of-the-roundtable-style tasting room benefit from barrel aging, while the whites are highlighted by a signature Riesling.

Bel Vino Winery
33515 Rancho California Rd.
Temecula, CA 92592
951-676-6414
www.belvinowinery.com
Formerly Stuart Cellars, Bel Vino Winery is is just beginning to roll out their own Bordeaux varietal wines.

Briar Rose Winery
41720 Calle Cabrillo
Temecula, CA 92592
951-308-1098
www.briarrosewinery.com
A lovely cottage done up to look like the home of Sleeping Beauty is the setting for appointment-only wine tastings of limited varietals like Petit Verdot, Sangiovese and Viognier.

Cougar Vineyards
39870 De Portola Rd.
Temecula, CA 92592
951-491-0825
www.cougarvineyards.com
Italian varietals are the main focus at this low-key winery from a husband-and-wife team who came to Temecula by way of Seattle and Texas.

Danza del Sol
39050 De Portola Rd.
Temecula, CA 92592
951-302-6363
www.danzadelsol.com
Danza del Sol replaced longtime area winery Filsinger in 2010, and has now ramped up to an annual production of 10,000 cases.

Doffo Vineyard & Winery
36083 Summitville
Temecula, CA 92592
951-676-6989
www.doffowines.com
Hailed by many as one of the top wineries in Temecula, Doffo produces stately reds, and is also known for its MotoDoffo — a collection of unique motorcycles.

Hart Winery
41300 Avenida Biona
Temecula, CA 92591
951-676-6300
www.thehartfamilywinery.com
One of the earliest families to plant in Temecula, Joe Hart makes outstanding Sauvignon Blanc, as well as reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grown in volcanic soil.

Keyways Wines
37338 De Portola Rd.
Temecula, CA 92592
877-539-9297
www.keywayswine.com
Female-owned winery treats guests to cozy couches, lovely décor touches, lots of for-sale knick knacks and a variety of varietals.

Leoness Cellars
Leoness Cellars

Leoness Cellars
38311 De Portola Rd.
Temecula, CA 92592
951-302-7601
www.leonesscellars.com
This gorgeous winery offers a full range of entry level to intense reserve wines, including the state's only Cinsaut port.

Longshadow Ranch
39847 Calle Contento
Temecula, CA 92591
951-587-6221
www.longshadowranchwinery.com
This Old West-themed winery houses Belgian draft horses onsite, and makes big, bold Syrahs, plus a famous whiskey barrel-aged Ponderosa port.

Miramonte Winery 3410 Rancho California RD
33410 Rancho Calfornia Rd.
Temecula, CA 92591
951-506-5500
www.miramontewinery.com
Hilltop winery known for Rhone-style blends as well as their custom wine-bottle etching business.

Monte de Oro
35820 Rancho California Rd.
Temecula, CA 92591
951-491-6551
www.montedeoro.com
Spectacular hillside tasting room and winery with a gorgeous private event space in the cellars, which is visible from the glass-floored area by the tasting bar.

Mount Palomar Winery
33820 Rancho California Rd.
Temecula, CA 92591
951-676-5047
www.mountpalomar.com
Stunning views, a large courtyard and the Valley's best known solera-style sherry make this beautifully tiled winery a popular pick. There's also an onsite quick service counter.

Oak Mountain Winery
36522 Via Verde
Temecula, CA 92592
951-699-9102
www.oakmountainwinery.com
With production approaching 10,000 cases per year, Oak Mountain is building southern California's first underground wine cave, scheduled for completition in December 2014.

Palumbo in Temecula, CA
Palumbo

Palumbo Family Vineyards
40150 Barksdale Cir.
Temecula, CA 92591
951-676-7900
www.palumbofamilyvineyards.com
Small production of all-estate-wines is the key at Palumbo — and there are some real gems like a "Côte Rotie" rose and Merlots capable of changing people's thinking about Merlot.

Robert Renzoni Vineyards & Winery
37350 De Portola Rd.
Temecula, CA 92592
951-302-8466
www.robertrenzonivineyards.com
The latest in a family line of winemaking dating back to Italy in the 1800s, Renzoni makes unique blends, among other offerings.

Van Roekel Winery
34567 Rancho California Rd.
Temecula, CA 92591
951-699-6961
www.mauricecarriewinery.com
Sister winery located adjacent to Maurice Car'rie and also home to the famous sourdough baked-brie bread loaves.

Vindemia Vineyard & Estate Winery
33133 Vista del Monte
Temecula, CA 92591
951-699-0601
www.vindemia.com
This off-the-beaten path, family-owned winery is also home to a B&B and the launch spot for California Dreamin' hot air balloon rides.

Wiens Family Cellars
35055 Via Del Ponte
Temecula, CA 92592
951-694-9892
www.wienscellars.com
A band of brothers runs this family business, and as the sign outside proclaims, it's the home of big reds.

BREWERIES

A flight of beers at Aftershock Brewing Co. in Temecula, CA
A flight of beer at Aftershock Brewing Co.

Aftershock Brewing Co.
28822 Front St., Suite #108
Temecula, CA 95290
951-972-2256
http://aftershockbrewingco.com
Classic beer styles and more adventurous brews available in tasters, bottles and growlers.

Ironfire Brewing Co.
42095 Zevo Dr., Suite #1
Temecula, CA 95290
951-296-1397
http://ironfirebrewing.com
Among the dozen plus ales and lagers available at this tasting room are some that have been aged in barrels.

Refuge Brewery
43040 Rancho Way
Temecula, CA 95290
951-506-0609
www.refugebrew.com
Specializing in Belgian-style ales, Refuge Brewery's flagship offering is the Blood Orange Wit.

MORE ADVENTURES

Grapeline
888-894-6379
www.gogrape.com
Southern California wine country company offers group shuttle service between wineries.

Lake Skinner
Lake Skinner

Sunrider Jeep Wine Tour
951-551-1516
www.sunriderwinetours.com
Jeep adventure tour takes up to six guests on a behind-the-scenes look at winery production, wine grape-tasting in the vineyards and other VIP experiences.

Lake Skinner
37701 Warren Rd.
Winchester, CA 92596
951-926-1541
www.riversidecountyparks.org
Located 10 minutes outside of town, this scenic Riverside County park offers swimming, boating and fishing.

Temecula Carriage Company
858-205-9161
www.temeculacarriageco.com
Horse-drawn carriages provide a more romantic mode of transportation between three wineries; the service includes a picnic lunch as well.

RESOURCES

Temecula Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau
888-363-2852, 951-491-6085
www.temeculacvb.com

Temecula Valley Winegrower's Association
800-801-9463, 951-699-3626
www.temeculawines.org


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