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A Dozen Best Places to Watch Sunsets in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

Thursday, August 2, 2018 12:00 PM by Annette Brown

Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is known for its stunning sunsets over rolling hills of vineyards.  Professional photographers flock to wine country’s hilltops in hopes of capturing some of the most stunning landscape images rich with blended colors of scarlet, crimson, saffron, dusty orange, gray-pink, and eggplant in the vast open skies above.

The best spots to relax with a glass of wine while watching a breathtaking sunset are Avensole Winery, Bel Vino Winery, Callaway Vineyard & Winery, Carter Estate, Danza Del Sol Winery, Falkner Winery, Lorimar Vineyards & Winery, Lumiere Winery, Miramonte Winery, Monte De Oro Winery & Vineyards, Mount Palomar Winery, and Palumbo Vineyards & Winery. Autumn sunsets compliment the leaves changing their colors in the vineyards. 

Striking sunsets are just one of the compelling reasons to vacation in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, there’s a plethora of things to do from sunrise to sunset and well into the evening. A perfect day begins with a hot air balloon flight at sunrise, even just watching the balloons from below against the azure skies above is spectacular.

The day can be spent enjoying outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, golfing, and sunbathing. There’s plenty of shopping from local made products to high-end brands in Old Town Temecula, Temecula Valley Wine Country, Promenade Temecula and Pechanga Resort Casino. It’s always a great idea to make time for pampering at Grapeseed Spa or Spa Pechanga, where visitors can rejuvenate with grape or indigenous inspired treatments. More than 40 wineries from expansive resorts to boutique wineries pour award-wining wines daily. Save room for local craft beer and distillery tastings, just minutes away. After sunset, the evening brings concerts, live theater performances, dancing, gaming and comedy clubs.

Whether it’s a romantic rendezvous, a friend’s getaway, or a special occasion, sunsets in Temecula Valley are a great reason to book an autumn trip. A three to five-night stay is recommended to experience everything there is to do and see, after all sunsets are never the same. For lower rates with no crowds, a Sunday through Thursday stay is recommended. More information about the destination can be found at

About Visit Temecula Valley
With natural gifts of climate and geography Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is recognized for scenic vineyards, award-winning wines, and 40+ wineries. The popular, boutique destination includes the Temecula Valley A.V.A. (American Viticulture Area) as well as Historic Downtown Old Town Temecula, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and Temecula Wine Country Golf Trail.

Visit Temecula Valley is the region’s official tourism marketing organization and an online resource for visitors at Temecula Valley Visitors Center is located in Old Town Temecula (Third Street and Mercedes). For visitor information and assistance, call (888) 363-2852 or (951) 491-6085.

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.