Celebrity-Approved Spots in Temecula Valley 

The Temecula Valley offers world-class wines paired with a haven of wineries, award-winning restaurants, breweries, and bed & breakfasts. It's the perfect place to relax and enjoy wine country. Many celebrities have been known to frequent Temecula Valley Wine Country. Check out the celebrities that love Temecula Valley Wine Country.

Dean Norris

You might recognize longtime Temecula Valley resident, actor Dean Norris, from his starring roles in Breaking Bad, Terminator, Terminator II, Total Recall, Under the Dome, One Nation Under Al. An Old Town business owner himself, these are some of his top places to visit in Old Town Temecula.

When taking his wife Bridget out on a date night, their favorite place for dinner is Small Barn. “Great food and beautiful setting,” were his comments on why he put this on the top of his list.

Wondering what Dean’s favorite thing to do is? He loves to go bar hopping with his buddies. “There are so many great places to hang out and we always meet fun people,” Dean adds. There’s no shortage of choices from restaurants to speakeasies to breweries.

When it comes to hanging with the family, grabbing a burger at Mad Madeline’s Grill and exploring Pennypickle’s Workshop were their go-to while the kids were growing up. When asked what he loves most about Old Town Temecula, Dean commented, “I love how Old Town continues to grow with the community while also preserving the history and essence of what Temecula is all about.”

Mario Lopez

Actor and television host Mario Lopez is a regular Temecula Valley visitor. He makes a point to come at least once a year with his wife, family members and close friends. He always looks forward to staying at Pechanga Resort Casino and dining in wine country and Old Town. Mario is a big bocce ball fan, and he loves to taste while enjoying a game or two at Wilson Creek Winery, Robert Renzoni Vineyards and Peltzer Family Cellars.


Gordon Ramsay

“It’s a dream scenario. Everyone’s more excited about Santa Barbara and the sort of Big Sur of California and Northern California. No one quite understands the magic that this part of Temecula offers. The wine region is incredible. You forget just how fruitful this area is. I think it’s one of the best-kept secrets down here.“


Forrie J. Smith

The California Ranch Company heightened excitement as Forrie J. Smith, the cherished character from the immensely popular TV show Yellowstone, honored us with his presence for an entire week. With his magnetic charisma, he captivated the crowd as they witnessed the top horses and  top cowboys compete!   The atmosphere was charged with an extra dose of glamour, courtesy of this esteemed star.

Celebrity Sightings

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell in Temecula aka "Temuscany"

Ant Anstead and Renée Zellweger in Temecula Valley Wine Country with Grapeline Wine Tours

Ant Anstead and Renée Zellweger

Bryan Cranston and Dean Norris in front of Swing Inn in Old Town Temecula! The perfect duo! 

Mark Wahlberg at EōS Fitness gym in Temecula, CA 

The Weeknd filmed trailers for his After Hours album at Pechanga Resort Casino

The Kominsky Method, Netflix:
Pechanga Resort Casino, Kelsey's. Michael Douglas & Alan Arkin meet Eddie Money: