San Diego has entry to many lovely day journeys, together with a go to to Temecula’s wine area simply an hour’s drive away. Temecula Wine Valley produces over fifty completely different kinds of wines all through the area, a lot of that are award-winning. Together with the forty family-owned wineries within the space, you may discover improbable eating places, charming inns, and even a number of spas.
Nearly all of the wineries are open to the general public for tastings all through the week. Some, like, Lorimar, provide stay music even on weekdays. The views within the space boast infinite, rolling, hillside vineyards with Mount San Jacinto and Palomar Mountain on the horizon. Hop in your automobile, and prepare to sip and eat your day away!
This vineyard is the hallmark of two brothers, their wives, and a bunch of associates who banded collectively to make their lifelong dream of proudly owning a winery come true. Named after their childhood road, they intention to evoke a way of familiarity and nostalgia in those that come to go to. Somerset focuses on wines produced from the Rhone varieties, and I can attest that their Viognier is completely dry, and crisp, with the correct amount of fruit notes. The tasting menu presents glowing, white, crimson, and dessert wines with catchy names like “Fuzzy Bunnies”. Wine lovers stand alongside the bar as they sip and chat away with the educated bar employees. It is usually one of many few wineries that provide a snack menu.
Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Vineyard
The views from this restaurant are sufficient to win me over and the excellent lunch menu simply wraps up all the expertise completely. In just some moments, you may be swept away to the Tuscan hillsides of Italy. The mushroom soup on the menu could have you over the moon. In actual fact, our associates dropped their Covid considerations and every tasted the soup with equally emphatic raves of the scrumptious, creamy concoction. The Salmon Toast, Ray’s Well-known Angus Burger, Pasta Puttanesca, Chef’s Caesar Salad, Crispy Brussel Sprouts with a Fried Egg, and the Roasted Cornish Recreation Hen, had been all successful with our crew.
This laid-back winery is called by combining the brothers-in-law’s names, Lawrie and Mark, who opened the vineyard in 2009. Lorimar not solely produces distinctive wines but in addition presents stay music each day of the week. This vineyard wins as not solely my favourite wine producer in Temecula, but in addition probably the most enjoyable! The 2017 Meritage right here was successful and we made positive to grab a bottle to carry again residence with us. I additionally particularly cherished the 2021 Vermentino and Sauvignon Blanc which I now love having close by in my wine cooler.
Whereas Falkner Vineyard takes you away to Tuscany, Churon will mentally place you within the South of France with breathtaking views of sprawling grape vines surrounding the charming Chateau that triples as an inn, spa, and vineyard. The views of Temecula Valley listed here are magnificent. You will additionally love their tasting room which exudes a French vibe to all who sip their superbly introduced flights of wine laid on a picket board so as from “most mild” to “most daring”.
When you hit Italy and France, make your method over to Bolero for this Spanish-inspired vineyard within the coronary heart of Temecula that has an extremely genuine tapas restaurant, Bolero Restaurante, on its premises. Even on a Tuesday night, this place was packed, reservations are extremely inspired. After a full day of sipping wines, you may wish to finish your day right here and embark on a scrumptious meals journey, with extra wine in fact! A number of the highlights of our meal included the Fried Cauliflower with Marcona almonds, the Hearth-Roasted Eggplant and Blistered Shishito over a Chickpea Puree, the Patats Bravas, the Autumn Vegetable Paella, and the Striped Seabass; all completely ready to please each palate.
Temecula Wine Valley is actually Southern California’s model of Napa Valley. There isn’t any have to make your method over 4 hundred miles North to sip on glorious wines. I promise that you can see the panorama, wineries, and meals equally marvelous in Temecula.