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Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country’s Women Create Their Own Heritage

The Wine Institute of California estimates that between 15-20% of California winemakers are women, which is an increase of 5-10% from the early 1990’s. Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is no exception.

01/11/2017 View Article

2017 Fests, Festivals, and Special Events in Temecula Valley

Sunny weather, beautiful scenery and rich culture make Temecula Valley an ideal location for a variety of events throughout the year. Details for all these events and more can be viewed at VisitTemeculaValley.com.

01/06/2017 View Article

Pechanga Takes on a Major Expansion to Create an Ultimate Meeting Destination in Temecula Valley

What guests search for in Las Vegas will now be found in Temecula at the #1 casino in America, ranked by USA Today. A $285 million expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2017 and will heighten the entire meeting experience in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country.

12/28/2016 View Article

Celebrate The Holidays with "Temecula Chilled" in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

Temecula Valley celebrates the holidays the old fashion way, with carolers, horse-drawn carriages, twinkling lights, outdoor ice skating, live theater performances...the entire town gets into the festivities themed "Temecula Chilled."

10/21/2016 View Article

Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country Reveals Winners of First Annual People’s Choice Bli

Wilson Creek Winery and Danza del Sol Winery take top spots in first regional consumer blind tasting.

10/06/2016 View Article

Visit Temecula Valley Discovers an Upswing with Millennial Golfers in Temecula Valley

The impressive golf courses in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country are noticing a change in the average age of golfers on the green. They are now providing exciting opportunities that appeal to the whole family.

08/17/2016 View Article

Roots Run Deep in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

Temecula Valley wineries keep family at the core of their businesses.

08/16/2016 View Article

Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, Key Destination to Watch in 2016-2017

With over 2.7 million visitors annually and an exciting series of new construction, property additions, and renovations, TEMECULA VALLEY Southern California Wine Country is strategically placed as a key city to watch for the 2016-2017 seasons.

08/01/2016 View Article

Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country Shows It’s Never Too Late for a Career in Wine

Temecula Valley Wine Country Owners and Winemakers Seduced Away from Diverse Careers to Make Wine in Southern California

07/29/2016 View Article

Visit Temecula Valley Introduces 10 Creative & Unique Team Building Activities in Temecula Valley

Businesses that are looking to get their staff out of the office are discovering a playful paradise in Temecula Southern California Wine Country.

07/20/2016 View Article

Visit Temecula Valley Announces Top Awards from Temecula Valley Microbreweries

– Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country offers many hidden treasures amongst its flowing vines and historic buildings. Visitors can brew up some fun with a visit to the award winning microbreweries in Temecula Valley. With so many different brews to sample, an overnight stay is recommended at one of the many lodging options ranging from relaxing resorts to comfortable hotels.

07/14/2016 View Article

Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country Offers a Summer White for Every Palate

Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country Offers a Summer White for Every Palate

07/11/2016 View Article

On the Way to $1 Billion, Temecula Valley Tourism Increased Nearly 5% to Almost $700 Million

Today, Visit Temecula Valley announced a record $696 million in travel spending by visitors, record earnings of $219 million, and a record Temecula Valley visitor volume of 2.7 million in 2015. The State of Tourism, a first-ever event presented by Visit Temecula Valley, also highlighted positive economic impacts since the 2004 establishment of the Temecula Hotel Tourism Improvement District; the latest, strategic marketing strategies for the Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country branding platform; and most current details for new hotels and wineries opening in the near future.

07/07/2016 View Article

Visit Temecula Valley Unveils Temecula Valley's Most Artful Wine Labels

Temecula Valley wineries are putting just as much creativity and originality into their label designs as they are in their wines.

05/31/2016 View Article

Visit Temecula Valley Introduces Passionate Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting Temecula Valley on the Map

Temecula Valley is in the spotlight for its award-winning wines, but behind the scenes, culinary artisans are creating products that are gaining attention from visitors and foodies across the globe.

05/27/2016 View Article

Visit Temecula Valley Announces Jazz Entertainment This Summer in Temecula Valley

Get a head start on summer when Temecula’s Summerfest, featuring live entertainment all summer long, launches June 1. If jazz suits your style, you won’t have to look far in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country to enjoy its syncopated rhythms on soft evenings under the stars.

04/29/2016 View Article

Visit Temecula Valley Presents an Insiders’ Guide to an Irresistible Breakfast in Temecula Valley

More than one million visitors stay in Temecula Valley each year, enjoying its beautiful wine country, charming Old Town, and four-diamond Pechanga Resort & Casino. Guests wake up to sunshine, hot air balloons floating above, and the smell of French toast on a buttery grill.

04/29/2016 View Article

Visit Temecula Valley Receives City of Temecula Proclamation in Support of Travel and Tourism Week

Visit Temecula Valley received a proclamation from the City of Temecula at the City Council Meeting on April 26, 2016 in support of National Travel & Tourism Week and the generous economic impact tourism has on the City of Temecula.

04/27/2016 View Article

Temecula Valley Winegrowers Inaugural Hall of Fame at 33rd Annual Grape Day Conference

Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association (TVWA) introduces the first Hall of Fame at the 33rd Annual Grape Day one day conference on April 21, 2016 at South Coast Winery in Temecula, California. The inductees honored are Vincenzo and Audrey Cilurzo, and John Moramarco.

04/19/2016 View Article

CORN MAZE & HARVEST FESTIVAL PROMISES AMERICAN PRIDE DURING TEMECULA VALLEY’S AUTUMNFEST

For the 13th year in a row, Big Horse Feed Store will host the Big Horse Corn Maze and Harvest Festival, celebrating Temecula Valley’s Autumnfest season. There will be events each weekend and crowds are expected in record numbers. With the corn maze theme of “Proud to be an American,” this year the Big Horse Corn Maze has its own hash-tag #ProudAmerican.

09/04/2015 View Article

OAK MOUNTAIN WINE CAVE TO OPEN IN TEMECULA VALLEY WINE COUNTRY

Oak Mountain Winery, located off of the popular Temecula Valley Wine Country De Portola Wine Trail, has taken their expansion seriously. Their record growth and expansion has grown not out, but under the mountain for which they are named. Oak Mountain Winery now is debuting the first subterranean wine cave ever constructed in Riverside County.

09/03/2015 View Article

TEMECULA VALLEY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY HARVEST SEASON

Visitor look forward to Harvest as a time to celebrate another year of their favorite wines, and attend ‘Crush' celebrations and Grape Stomps where they can bring out their ‘inner Lucy'. But don't forget to give a thought or two for those hardworking people behind the scenes.

08/27/2015 View Article

Bucket List for Harvest 2015 Visitors to Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

For talented Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country vintners who are producing increasingly notable wines, there will be only one 2015 vintage. Likewise, for visitors to Southern California's casual, picturesque wine country, there is only one epic and exciting Harvest 2015. Now through September and California Wine Month are the opportunities to seize all the exclusive, exhilarating, and enriching experiences Harvest 2015 has to offer. Below is a bucket list of unique experiences for wine lovers and wine novices to enjoy.

08/27/2015 View Article

Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country Announces Summerfest Activities

From headline concerts, live music, dancing, and Shakespeare in the Vines, to farmers markets, picnicking, beautifully inspired dining, and delicious wines, Visit Temecula Valley announces opportunities to create what summer 2015 can be amidst Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country’s lush vineyards, charming Old Town Temecula, and exciting Pechanga Resort & Casino. Welcoming 2.6 million visitors each year, the casual, picturesque Temecula Valley is located 60 minutes from San Diego and Orange County, and within 90 minutes of Los Angeles and Palm Springs.

05/28/2015 View Article

Visit Temecula Valley Announces Temecula Hotel Tourism Improvement District’s New 5-Year Renewal

Visit Temecula Valley announces the new, five-year renewal of the Temecula Hotel Tourism Improvement District by unanimous consensus of the district’s 15 hotel properties and subsequent unanimous approval by the Temecula City Council; the district is projected to yield $1.5 million annually and $7.5 million over the next five years for strategic marketing and tourism campaigns. Widely recognized as Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, the casual, picturesque year-round destination welcomes more than 2 million visitors each year.

02/18/2015 View Article

A Top 10 of What's New for 2015 in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

Visit Temecula Valley announces what’s new for 2015 in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country including the new lobby at Pechanga Resort, rare vernal pools at Santa Rosa Plateau, Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar, Carter Estate Winery, the Villa at Robert Renzoni Vineyards, The Cave at Oak Mountain Winery, Shakespeare in the Vines, and E.A.T. Marketplace artisan cooking classes. Welcoming more than 2 million visitors each year, the casual picturesque Temecula Valley is located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; and 90 minutes from Los Angeles.

01/29/2015 View Article

Visit Temecula Valley Announces 2015 Fests, Festivals, and Events in Temecula Valley

Visit Temecula Valley announces the 2015 Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country special events including Restaurant Month, Wine Country Romance, Chocolate Decadence, Pechanga Wine Festival, World of Wine, Temecula Rod Run, Old Town Western Days, Balloon & Wine Festival, Microbrew Festival, Lavender Fields in Bloom, Hot Summer Nights, Wine Month, Crush, Outdoor Quilt Show, Wine Country Harvest, and Temecula Chilled. Welcoming more than 2 million visitors each year, the casual picturesque Temecula Valley is located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; and 90 minutes from Los Angeles.

01/21/2015 View Article

31 Ways for Groups to Relax, Refresh, and Recharge Weekdays in Temecula Valley

VisitTemeculaValley.com announces 31 ways for midweek groups of 20 to 50 people to relax, refresh, and recharge in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. Welcoming more that 2 million visitors each year, the casual, picturesque, Temecula Valley getaway and vacation destination is located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Hollywood.

08/31/2014 View Article

12 Artisan Food and Wine Experiences in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

VisitTemeculaValley.com announces 12 artisan food and wine experiences in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country including Briar Rose, Cougar, Doffo, Lumiere, Oak Mountain, Palumbo, and Vindemia wineries; EAT Marketplace and Eatery, Palumbo’s Ristorante, Robin’s Nest Desserts, Old Town Spice and Tea Merchants, and Temecula Olive Oil Company. The inspired, beyond-the-ordinary experiences combine to make three days and two nights genuinely nourishing in the casual, picturesque getaway and vacation destination located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Hollywood.

07/22/2014 View Article

8 of the Greatest Charms of Old Town Temecula in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

VisitTemeculaValley.com shares eight of the greatest charms of Old Town Temecula in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, including Temecula Olive Oil Company, Old Town wine tasting rooms, patio and porch dining, the Luiseño basket-artistry inspired fountain, Old Town Temecula specialty shopping, an EAT Marketplace picnic at Town Square Park, Old Town Temecula art galleries, and live music. Welcoming more than 2 million visitors each year, the casual, picturesque Temecula Valley getaway and vacation destination includes Southern California Wine Country, Downtown Old Town Temecula, and Pechanga Resort & Casino; and is located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Hollywood.

07/08/2014 View Article

Golden Southern California Wine Country Vintner is a Visit Temecula Valley Dreamer

In celebration of the dreams and innovative, creative spirit of exceptional individuals who personify California’s anything-is-possible determination, VisitTemeculaValley.com introduces Jim Carter, Temecula Valley Dreamer, and Golden California Vintner of Southern California Wine Country; his South Coast Winery is a three-time award winner of the prestigious, California Golden State Winery of the Year. Welcoming more than 2 million visitors each year, casual, picturesque Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is a getaway and vacation destination located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Hollywood.

06/26/2014 View Article

51 Ideas for Savoring Summer Nights 2014 in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

VisitTemeculaValley.com announces 51 ideas for savoring summer nights in Southern California Wine Country, Downtown Old Town Temecula, and at Pechanga Resort & Casino including concerts, special events, live music, entertainment, and dining from Friday, May 23, of Memorial Day Weekend through Monday, September 1, of Labor Day Weekend. Welcoming more than 2 million visitors each year, the casual, picturesque getaway and vacation destination is located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Hollywood.

05/08/2014 View Article

11 Down-to-Earth Indulgences in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

VisitTemeculaValley.com announces 11 Southern California Wine Country Down-to-Earth Indulgences including A Grape Escape balloon adventure, Baily Estate private wine tasting, Spa Pechanga Bamboo Massage, Vineyard Rose Chef’s Table, golfing Journey at Pechanga, Leoness Cellars wine tasting, Temecula Olive Oil tasting, Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz gourmet supper, Umi Sushi and Oyster Bar, Vail Ranch Steakhouse, and GrapeSeed Spa’s Vino Vinyasa. Welcoming more than 2 million visitors each year, the popular boutique getaway and vacation destination is located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Hollywood.

04/08/2014 View Article

VisitTemecula.org Announces 17 Art and Culture Must See and Do in Temecula Valley Southern Californi

Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country’s new “17 Art-and-Culture Must-See-and-Do” list celebrates the valley’s multi-faceted culture and rich history with art and music in many forms. Creative destinations include Old Town Temecula, Temecula Valley Wine Country, and Pechanga Resort & Casino; all are great inspiration to immerse, experience, and stay.

03/21/2014 View Article

VisitTemecula.org Introduces 5 of the Celebrated Chefs and Restaurants of Temecula Valley

To inspire the journey to Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country and potential food-and-wine pilgrimages as the annual grape harvest and California Wine Month approach, VisitTemecula.org announces 5 of many Celebrated Chefs and Restaurants. Less-busy mid-week stays are ideal for potential opportunities to meet talented and passionate chefs and winemakers; for experiencing Old Town Temecula, Temecula Valley Wine Country, and Pechanga Resort & Casino; and for appealing Sunday-through-Thursday (better-than-weekend) hotel-and-resort, nightly room-rates.

03/21/2014 View Article

Destination Overview: Sunny, Relaxed, Temecula Valley Welcomes Visitors

Welcoming more than 2 million visitors each year, casual, picturesque, Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is a year-round getaway and vacation destination situated within southwest Riverside County. Temecula Valley is conveniently located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Hollywood. Each visit to this genuinely inviting, boutique destination promises a wide variety of things to experience, enhanced by the sunny, relaxed spirit synonymous with Southern California.

Located within minutes of each other are three compelling destinations to build a full, robust Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country getaway. Downtown Old Town Temecula, Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, and Pechanga Resort & Casino each have unique, premium varietal character that invites exploration. All are sincerely committed to the local lifestyle of celebrating the richness of the valley with others.

03/21/2014 View Article

Downtown Old Town Temecula

With a backdrop of untouched hillsides that bloom with lilac in spring, vibrant Downtown Old Town Temecula is Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country's popular, arts-entertainment-shopping-and-dining district. The pedestrian-friendly, historic, 12-block neighborhood melds genuine respect and appreciation for the Old Town Temecula legacy with casual, contemporary, Downtown Temecula style and enthusiasm. Visitors enjoy Downtown Old Town Temecula for its festive special events; relaxed restaurants and upscale bistros; art and entertainment; welcoming wine-tasting rooms; and a collection of unique, specialty stores and boutiques.

03/21/2014 View Article

21 Green, Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Things to Do and Experience in 2014 in Temecula Valley

VisitTemecula.org invites visitors to enjoy green, sustainable, and eco-friendly, wine country events, destinations, and activities from tasting the difference sustainable farming in vineyards, groves, and ranches makes; and hiking rare, protected landscapes; to distinctive art, eclectic fashion, pure and natural products and spa treatments, and more. Less-busy weekdays are especially great for green visits – chance conversations with winemakers and artisans, and Temecula hotels and resorts offer appealing Sunday-through-Thursday (better-than-weekend) nightly room rates – just 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Hollywood.

03/21/2014 View Article

Golf in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

With golfers discovering that Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country golf courses are indeed impressive, extended-stay and vacation-worthy, the region is a burgeoning, golf destination. Golfers-in-the-know celebrate the richness of the game at 7 excellent courses open to the public and at a highly regarded golf school. Many courses are embraced by nature with age-old oaks and sycamore trees, naturally occurring streams and creeks. Most feature elevation changes and expansive views. All have great course design and are popular with golfers of all skill levels for perfectly challenging, year-round play.

03/21/2014 View Article

8 Great Ways to Experience the New Craft Beer Scene and Local Microbreweries in Temecula Valley

Visiting small, independent craft breweries – Black Market, Wiens, Aftershock, Ironfire, and Refuge; the Pechanga Microbrew Festival celebrating the brewer’s art; brewery tours and beer tastings daily; and enjoying Temecula handcrafted beers at local eateries, are now among the variety of popular visitor activities in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country.

03/21/2014 View Article

16 Midweek, “Made-in-Temecula” Discoveries and More in Temecula Valley

TEMECULA VALLEY Southern California Wine Country – ““Providing some of the greatest joys of travel especially this time of year, midweek, “Made-in-Temecula” discoveries beckon from Downtown/Old Town Temecula to Uptown Temecula and Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. Experience local products; potentially converse with talented artisans, merchants, winemaking families, and winemakers; and purchase items to enjoy back home and to share with family and friends,” encourages Kimberly Adams, Visit Temecula Valley president and CEO. “VisitTemecula.org presents 16, midweek, “made-in-Temecula” discoveries: intriguing, family-owned, and operated establishments that genuinely merit a visit, year-round; collectively, great reasons to stay and explore Temecula Valley. With special, midweek Sunday-through-Thursday (better-than-weekend) hotel-motel-resort room rates, visitors enjoy appealing savings that can become additional resources for purchases of Temecula Valley goodness and greatness.” The casual, picturesque valley is 1-hour from Orange County, Palm Desert, San Diego; 1½-hours from Los Angeles.

03/21/2014 View Article

5 Interactive, Midweek-Vacation Adventures for Mature Travelers in Temecula Valley

“Mature, healthy travelers, age 50 and better, are enjoying interactive, midweek-vacation adventures in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. VisitTemecula.org is pleased to share five of the most popular,” explains Kimberly Adams, Visit Temecula Valley president and CEO. “From discovering the quality, award-winning wineries, premium varietals and proprietary blends of Temecula Valley So Cal Wine Country, and golfing the valley’s impressive, vacation-worthy courses, to experiencing the artisan foods and wines of the Old Town Temecula Tasting Trail, savoring with gusto Temecula Valley’s great outdoors, and exploring the shops of Promenade Temecula and Old Town Temecula. Mature travelers are satisfying their travel quests with the added bonus, Sunday through Thursday, of special hotel rates and packages.” The casual, picturesque valley is located 1 hour from Orange County and Palm Desert, and 1½ hours from Los Angeles; and includes hip and historic, Downtown, Old Town Temecula; gracious and friendly, Temecula Valley So Cal Wine Country; and upscale and exciting, Pechanga Resort & Casino.

03/21/2014 View Article