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5 Mother's Day Gift Experiences for Everlasting Memories

Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:00 AM by Annette Brown

Mother’s Day is a great reason to treat Mom to a Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country Getaway. There are special brunches and dinners at some of Temecula Valley’s finest and most popular restaurants, as well as great outdoor and spa experiences to make her feel extra special. Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is conveniently located within a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Palm Springs.

1. Spa Day

Mom can start the day with much deserved pampering at a full-service spa. Murrieta Day Spa offers several packages ideal for gift-giving: “Better Than Flowers” includes a massage or specialty facial for $125; “Mom’s Day Off” aromatherapy massage and a European facial for $210, “Mother ‘Glows’ Best” Swedish massage, European facial, hand paraffin, salt glow, and lunch for $295; and “She’s Worth It!” specialty massage, specialty facial, deluxe manicure, deluxe pedicure, and lunch for $380. All the packages are paired with a glass of sparkling wine. GrapeSeed Spa at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is another option that provides luxurious spa experiences utilizing innovative techniques, organic ingredients, and sustainable products.

2. Dining Experiences

Several restaurants in Temecula Valley Wine Country and Old Town Temecula are offering special Mother’s Day menus including brunch, lunch, dinner, to go. Reservations are a must. Mother’s Day a la carte brunch will be served on the veranda at The Vineyard Rose at South Coast Winery on Sunday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mom will be welcomed with a flower. Families are encouraged to roam the scenic grounds and post selfies of their experience on social media with the hashtag #southcoastwinery #vineyardroserestaurant for a special drawing for overnight stays, breakfast and lunch for two. Meritage at Callaway Winery is serving a brunch special that includes a mimosa, an entrée, and dessert. The Bouquet Restaurant at Ponte Vineyard Inn’s brunch menu features chef specials and popular dishes. The beverage menu includes wine, wine flights, beer, cocktails, and margarita flights. Grazing Theory will be having a Mother’s Day brunch on Saturday, May 2, at the Grazing Theory Wine and Cheese Shop located in Vail Headquarters. For a unique brunch experience, families can dine onboard a horse drawn carriage. Pack a picnic to dine onboard or upgrade to a pre-packaged picnic of meats, cheeses, crackers, and chocolates with Temecula Carriage Company.

Restaurants in Old Town Temecula celebrating with special brunch menus include The Gambling Cowboy, Baily’s Old Town, and E.A.T. Marketplace. The Gambling Cowboy will feature their classics as well as special items, Baily’s Sunday brunch is a popular choice with their bottomless mimosas, while E.A.T. Marketplace can be ordered online to go.

For lunch, Europa Village in Temecula Valley Wine Country will serve bottomless sparkling wine with delicious food. For those looking for a special dinner experience, The Vineyard Rose at South Coast Winery Resort is welcoming moms with a flower. They will have signature cocktails, a special menu, and house-selected wine pairings. Families are encouraged to roam the scenic grounds and post on social media using hashtag #southcoastwinery #vineyardroserestaurant for a special drawing for overnight stays and breakfast and luncheon for two. Take out dining is also available if placed by the previous Saturday for pickup on Sunday.

Pechanga Resort Casino is offering a Mother's Day Holiday To-Go meal. Spoil the leading lady in your life with an unforgettable meal at home with your loved ones this year. Orders must be made by Friday, April 30th.  

3. Sip & Relax

Moms can truly unwind while enjoying the beautiful, rolling hills of Temecula Valley Wine Country and sampling the fruits of the valley. Wine trails meander throughout wine country, with tasting opportunities throughout. Make sure mom visits Cilurzo Award for Winery of the Year winner South Coast Winery. For the ultimate outdoor setting she can stop for tastings at Vindemia Winery, Lumiere Winery, and Bel Vino Winery.

4. Sunset Viewing

Stroll through Rose Haven Heritage Garden on aromatic pathways and sit atop the hillside to watch the sun set on the horizon. Another great sunset viewing spot is Callaway Winery, just be sure to enjoy it with a glass of wine.

5. Book A Night 

She can relish the chance to have a night away from the stresses of daily life, and Temecula Valley boasts a wide assortment of lodging options for moms of all styles. Charming accommodations can be found in wine country, especially at the Inn at Europa and Inn at Churon Winery. Moms wanting to add a bit of pampering to their getaway can choose The New Inn or Bolero at Europa Village. What a view if mom wants to extend her stay and work remotely. There are also several options in Old Town Temecula or stay at a favorite brand just minutes away.

Midweek, Sunday through Thursday, experiences are great for a more relaxing and personal experience. There are also several hotel packages to choose from that might be the perfect gift. Start planning the ideal Mother’s Day experience at VisitTemeculaValley.com.  

ABOUT TEMECULA VALLEY AND VISIT TEMECULA VALLEY 
Temecula Valley is welcoming back California visitors. The community has created strict cleaning and safety protocols to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort. The businesses have met and often succeeded county and state requirements because visitors; and their employees; health are priority.

Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is a year-round vacation destination, located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles.

Temecula Valley Wine Country is widely recognized for its scenic vineyards, award-winning wines, and experiential wineries. The popular boutique destination includes the Temecula Valley Wine Country as well as historic Old Town Temecula, and Pechanga Resort Casino. It also was named as a 2019 Wine Enthusiast 10 Best Wine Travel Destination.

Visit Temecula Valley is the region’s official tourism marketing organization and resource for visitors. The Visitors Center is located in Old Town Temecula. For visitor information and assistance, please call (888) 363-2852 or go to VisitTemeculaValley.com.

Author: Annette Brown

If you see, hear or read about Temecula Valley, chances are it originated from Annette. When not pitching stories, she’s is often traveling around Temecula Valley showing media the amazing people and places that make the destination an unforgettable experience. Nearly 30 years, Annette has been working in public relations and marketing. Annette joined the Visit Temecula team in 2011 and is the Director of Public Relations.