About Temecula, California

Experience Temecula

Temecula is a city in southwestern Riverside County, California, United States. It is located about 60 miles (97 km) north of downtown San Diego and 85 miles (137 km) southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The city is known for its picturesque wine country, hot air balloon festivals, and historic Old Town Temecula. It has a population of around 112,000 people.

Immerse yourself in the Temecula culture.

Temecula is known for its picturesque wine country, hot air balloon festivals, and historic Old Town Temecula. The city is home to over 40 wineries, many of which offer tastings and tours. The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival is held annually in June and features hot air balloon rides and a wine tasting pavilion. Old Town Temecula is a historic district featuring preserved 19th century architecture, shops, and restaurants. The city also offers outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, and golfing.

temecula california balloon festival
temecula wine country winery at sunset

Temecula Wine County Exceeds Expectations

The Temecula wine country is popular for several reasons. One of the main reasons is the region’s favorable climate and soil conditions, which are well-suited for growing a wide variety of grapes. The area has a Mediterranean-like climate with warm, sunny days and cool evenings, which allows grapes to ripen slowly and develop complex flavors. The region also has a variety of soil types, from sandy loam to clay and granite, which allows for the cultivation of different grape varietals.

Another reason for its popularity is the variety of wines produced in the region. Temecula wineries produce a wide range of wines including traditional varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay as well as lesser-known varietals like Tempranillo, Viognier, and Petite Sirah. This variety allows visitors to taste different wines and find their own personal favorites.

Additionally, the wineries and tasting rooms in Temecula often have beautiful views and are often located in picturesque settings, many of them have outdoor spaces, gardens and terraces that allow visitors to enjoy the views while sipping their wines. This, combined with the friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable staff, make for a very pleasant and enjoyable experience.

Temecula Wine County Villas Concierge

Looking for things to do while visiting Temecula, California and our Temecula Wine Country Villas? Start here at the Temecula Visitor’s Things to Do landing page. And check the Temecula Wine Growers Association website.

Please let us know if you need additional suggestions when planning your stay at our luxury villas. We love the Temecula old town, wine region and are familiar with the best activities, dining opportunities and can help you select the wineries that are best suited to your taste.

We look forward to your visit!

temecula wine country map

Map courtesy of the Visit Temecula Valley association.