Inland Empire Food & Drink | Temecula Valley Wine Tasting Guide
Hello Friends and Neighbors!
Drive a little ways south in the Inland Empire, and you will come upon a treasure trove of wineries and delights in the Temecula Valley! There are so many different wineries and varieties of red and white wines to try with backdrops of rolling hills and sunny skies.
If you are going in a bigger group, be sure to look into tours and make reservations for the wineries beforehand for the best experience.
Don’t forget your designated driver!
TEMECULA VALLEY WINE TASTING GUIDE
TEMECULA VALLEY TASTING TOURS
Limousine Tour – Vineyard Coast Transportation offers brewery and wine tasting tours. Starts at a three-winery tasting tour for $29 a person, contact for reservations.
Tour – The Winemaker’s Tour offers custom and VIP tours of Temecula wineries. Includes tours, cheese and fruit platters and more beginning at $90-115 a person for custom tour and $120-135 a person for VIP.
Trolley Tour – Horse-drawn Trolley of Wine Country Temecula Wine Tours goes between South Coast Winery, Ponte Winery, Lorimar Winery and Weins Family Cellars Fridays to Sundays between 10a.m.-2p.m. Reservations required.
TEMECULA VALLEY WINERIES
Bel Vino Winery – Wine Tasting at Bel Vino daily from 10a.m.-5p.m. Tasting tours include cheese and dessert pairings from $29.95- $54.95.
Briar Rose Winery – Reservations required for wine tasting at Briar Rose Winery, open Thursdays to Mondays 11a.m.-5p.m. No one under 21 allowed on premises.
Baily Vineyard & Winery – Tasting room at Baily Visitor Center is open daily from 11a.m.-5p.m., Saturdays at 10a.m. Fee is $15, includes souvenir glass.
Callaway Vineyard & Winery – Daily wine tastings and tours at Callaway Winery. Tour between 11a.m.-1p.m. $10 a person or $25 with tastes from tank, barrel and tasting bar. Daily wine tastings are $15 for three to six tastes.
Carter Estate Winery and Resort – Carter Estate Winery Tasting Room open daily from 11a.m.-6p.m. Cost is $25 for five wine tastings, food and wine pairing is $40. Tours offered daily at 1p.m. and 3p.m.
Chapin Family Vineyards – Chapin Family Vinyards open daily from 10a.m.-5p.m.
Cougar Vineyard & Winery – Tasting Room at Cougar Vineyard open Sundays and Thursdays 11a.m.-6p.m., Fridays 11a.m.-8p.m. Saturdays 11a.m.-7p.m. Cost is $12 for 6 tastes.
Danza Del Sol Winery – Tasting Room at Danza Del Sol Winery open daily 11a.m.-6p.m. Price is $15 for six wine tastings.
Doffo Winery – The Tasting Room at Doffo Winery is open daily from 10a.m.-5p.m. Wine tastings are $10-20.
Europa Village – Wine Tasting at Europa Village from 10a.m.-5p.m. Tastings are $15, weekends and holidays $20, and premium for $30.
Falkner Winery – Falkner Winery Tasting Room offers tastings from $10. Tasting tours of the winery are $20-75. Wine appreciation class monthly from 10-12:30p.m., $45 a person, must reserve.
Foot Path Winery – Foot Path Winery Tasting Room open Mondays to Fridays from 12-5p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 10a.m.-5p.m. Fee is $10 for six tastings.
Frangipani Winery – Frangipani Winery open daily from 10a.m.-6p.m.
Gershon Bachus Vinters – The Gershon Bachus Tasting Room hours are Fridays and Sundays 12-6p.m., Saturdays 11a.m.-6p.m. Fee is $18 for six tastes.
Hart Family Winery – Hart Family Winery Tasting Room open 9a.m.-5p.m. daily. Tastes are $12 for six tastes, $10 for a glass, $15 with souvenir glass.
Inn at Churon Winery – Churon Winery Tasting Room open daily from 10a.m.-4:30p.m., Saturdays 10a.m.-5p.m. Cost is $12 for five tastes.
Leoness Cellars – Wine Tasting at Leoness Cellars open daily from 11a.m.-6p.m. Cost is $15 for six tastes Mondays to Fridays, $18 on weekends.
Lorimar Winery – The Wine County Tasting Room at Lorimar Winery is open Mondays to Thursdays from 11a.m.-5p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 11a.m.-10p.m. and Sundays from 11a.m.-6p.m. Tastings are $14-18 for premium tasting, $25 for reserve experience.
Longshadow Ranch Vineyards and Winery – Longshadow Ranch Vineyards open Mondays to Thursdays from 11a.m.-5p.m., Fridays to Sundays 10a.m.-5p.m. Tastings are $15 for five tastes.
Lorenzi Estate Vineyards and Winery – Lorenzi Estate Winery’s Tasting Rooms are open daily from 11a.m.-5p.m. Group tours and tastings are $20 per person.
Lumiere Winery – Tasting Room at Lumiere Winery open Fridays to Sundays from 11a.m.-6p.m. Tastings are $10-15.
Masia de la Vinya Winery – Masia de la Vineya Winery Tasting Room open daily from 11a.m.-5p.m. Fee is $14 for six tastes, glass is available for purchase.
Maurice Car’rie Winery – Tasting Room at Naurice Car’rie Winery open daily from 10a.m.-5p.m. Cost is $12 for five tastings, glasses of wine are $8 with logo glass. Buses and limos must arrive before 3p.m.
Miramonte Winery – Miramonte Winery tasting room open Sundays to Thursdays 11a.m.-6p.m., Fridays and Saturdays until 10p.m. Tours by reservation are $75 and include a private wine tasting.
Monte De Oro Winery & Vineyards – The Tasting Room at Monte De Oro Winery is open daily from 10a.m.-5p.m. Tastings are $13 for six tastes Mondays to Thursdays, and $15 on weekends and holidays. Barrel tours and private tastings are $25 and $35 by reservation.
Mount Polomar Winery – Wine Tasting at Mount Polomar Winery daily from 10a.m.-5p.m. Six tastes are $14 Mondays to Thursdays, $18 Fridays and Saturdays.
Oak Mountain Winery – Wine Tasting at Oak Mountain Winery is open 11a.m.-5p.m. with a tour in the Wine Cave and tastings. Other tours are vertical barrel tastings and private tours. Call for more information.
Palumbo Family Vineyards and Winery – The Tasting Room at Palumbo Family Vineyards and Winery is open daily from 11a.m.-5p.m. Standard tasting is $15 for five tastes, mini tour and tasting is $45, tour and lunch is $125.
Ponte Family Estate – Wine tasting at Ponte Winery open 10a.m.-5p.m. daily. Fee is $15 for six tastes Mondays to Fridays, and $20 on weekends and holidays.
Red Barn Winery – Red Barn Winery is open for summer hours from 1a.m.-6p.m., and winter hours from 10a.m.-5p.m. They offer wine tastings at $15 for five tastes with glass, and $10 for four brandy samples.
Robert Renzoni Vineyards – Robery Renozi Vineyard Tasting room is open daily from 11a.m.-6p.m. Walking Tours are $40 per person by appointment.
South Coast Winery – South Coast Winery Vinter’s Wine Vault Tasting Room and Wine Club Wine Press Tasting Room & Deli open daily from 11a.m.-6p.m. Tastings Mondays to Fridays are $15 for five tastes or $10 for five tastes for those ages 55 and over. Saturdays and Sundays tastings are $20 for five tastes.
Thorton Winery – Tours at Thorton Winery open Saturdays and Sundays from 11a.m.-4p.m. and includes souvenir wine glass. Wine tasting daily from 10a.m. until closing.
Wiens Family Cellars – Weins Family Cellar’s Main Tasting Room open daily 10:30a.m.-6p.m. with six tastings for $15. Cellar Room open Fridays to Sundays, and tastings are $30.
Wilson Creek Winery – Wilson Creek Winery Wine Tours Saturdays and Sundays at 11a.m., 1p.m. and 3 p.m. Includes tastings and wine glass for $35, non-drinkers $15. Tasting Room open daily from 10a.m.-5p.m. with five tastes for $15 weekdays, $20 on the weekends.
Woodworth Vineyards – Wine Tasting at Woodward Vineyards by reservation daily from 11a.m.-3p.m. Cost is $20 per person for wine and cheese pairing and $25 for tasting with lunch.
Vindemia – Wine Tasting at Vindemia winery Fridays to Mondays from 11a.m.-5p.m. No buses or limos.
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