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Top Romantic Things To Do in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 9:00 AM by Annette Brown

Temecula Valley Southern California beckons lovers with romantic hilltops, vibrant colors and breathtaking sunsets. It's the ideal setting to create beautiful memories with the one you love. Known for wedding proposals, destination weddings, and anniversary celebrations, Temecula Valley is a lovers’ paradise. Welcoming more than 2.7 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.

There’s so many romantic ways to spend Valentine’s with a loved one in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. Whether floating above the vineyards, riding through the vines on horseback or enjoying food and wine in a romantic setting, Temecula Valley has everything to make a stay special for Valentine couples.

Stay Among the Vineyards 
Visitors can stay the night at a quaint bed and breakfast, villa or bungalow almost an arms-reach from the vines, or choose from an unforgettable Valentine’s package. Pechanga Resort & Casino “Love is in the Air” Package includes four-diamond accommodations, Domain St. Michelle sparkling champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, in-room American breakfast for two, and 1pm late checkout. Temecula Creek Inn “Stay & Be Mine” package is a romantic one night stay that includes a $100 dining credit at Cork|Fire Kitchen, special turndown service with rose petals and chocolate truffles, complimentary breakfast for two at Cork|Fire Kitchen. Temecula Creek Inn also has a “Romance Month Add-On” which includes a Mule Lovers gift basket, plus get Moscow Mules for just $5 with the mug at Cork|Fire Kitchen during the stay. South Coast Winery Resort & Spa features a Hot Air Balloon package with an over night stay and two wine tasting tickets, as well as a Horse & Carriage package with a one night stay, pre-selected bottle of wine and charcuterie board. Carter Estate Winery and Resort is offering a “Romance” package to include one night luxurious accommodations, a complimentary bottle of wine, chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of Carter Estate sparkling wine.

Float Above the Vineyards 
Couples can watch the sunrise together in a hot air balloon floating over the vineyards. This is a popular, romantic setting for a marriage proposal and California Dreamin’, Magical Adventure’s , and A Grape Escape are ready with packages that include a “Will You Marry Me?” basket banner, champagne, an intimate, breathtaking, memorable experience.

Ride in a Horse Drawn Carriage 
There is something magically romantic about a horse and carriage ride through wine country. Temecula Carriage Company offers private horse drawn carriage rides for couples, complete with an intimate vineyard sunset, a bottle of sparkling wine and a picnic basket of goodies. Reservations for a one or two hour ride are available. They will also be offering Cinderella carriage rides on Sunday, February 11 at Vail Headquarters from 5pm-9pm. Vail Headquarters will have live music, free Valentine’s photo booth, screening of The Princess Bride, artisan shopping, a flower stand, desserts and a make your own Valentine craft.

Dine with your Love One
Many wineries have amazing Valentine dining options panoramic views or nestled within the vineyards, including The Restaurant at Leoness Cellars, Baily Estate Tasting Room, Café Champagne at Thornton Winery, Danza Del Sol Winery, Europa Village, Masia de la Vinya Winery, Bel Vino Winery, Briar Rose Winery, Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery, Creekside Grille at Wilson Creek Winery, Flower Hill Restaurant at Meritage Winery, The Restaurant at Ponte Winery, Vineyard Rose at South Coast Winery, Lorimar Winery, Avensole Winery, Fazeli Cellars, Vitagliano Vineyards & Winery, and Peltzer Family Cellars.

Other restaurant in Temecula Valley offering special Valentine experiences include Cork|Fire Kitchen at Temecula Creek Inn will have a three-course dinner overlooking the beautiful view of the golf course. Couples can savor specially created dishes. This will only be served on Wednesday, February 14. Texas Lil’s in Old Town offers some country cooking that includes a choice of a 12 ounce char broiled ground chuck with sides, chicken and shrimp with sides, baby back ribs and chicken with sides or catfish and hush puppies.

Tour Wine Country

Grapeline Wine Tours has a “Romanti-Size It!” package inspired by Cupid, available February 10-18. This is an opportunity to add-on truffles and a bottle of sparkling wine to any tour they offer. Tastin’ Temecula has Valentine a “Sweetheart Special” wine tour available February 10-18 that includes a champagne toast, transportation, tasting a three premier wineries with six tastes per winery, light snacks, food and wine paired lunch, chocolate covered strawberries.

For details about the romance overnight package and other Valentine’s specials, go to

Temecula Valley is widely recognized for its scenic vineyards, award-winning wines, and friendly wineries as Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. The destination includes the Temecula Valley A.V.A. (American Viticulture Area) as well as Old Town Temecula, and Pechanga Resort & Casino.

Visit Temecula Valley is the official tourism marketing organization and resource for visitors in the Temecula Valley Southern California region. Visit Temecula Valley is online at; “Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country” on Facebook; @Visit_Temecula on Twitter. The Temecula Valley Visitors Center is located in Old Town Temecula on Mercedes Street adjacent the Old Town Parking Garage. For visitor assistance, call (888) 363-2852.

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.