Lindsay Taub

Southern California’s Wine Country: Temecula Valley

2011-09-08 by Lindsay Taub

Vineyards at Palumbo Winery

With a rich history, rolling hills covered with vineyards, championship golf courses, picturesque views, and plenty of unique shopping and recreation, Temecula makes for a perfect getaway from the city. Southern California’s wine country, located less than 60 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles, may not have the abundance of wineries as better known wine havens like Sonoma and Napa Valley, but many of its more than 30 wineries have consistently produced award-winning wines.

Made possible by a unique microclimate and well-drained granite soils, Temecula’s vibrant wine country spans 3,000 acres. While summer days can be hot in the Southland, Temecula Valley is perfectly situated at 1,500 feet elevation to offer cool summer nights and gentle afternoon breezes. The town’s name says it all – more than 300 years ago, the Luiseno tribe named it Temecula, or “Sun Shining Through the Sea Mist.”

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