Temecula Wine Tours
“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance”, said Benjamin Franklin. This could be as good an excuse as any to go on a Temecula wine tours!
Temecula lies in California, in the Riverside County, and is an American Viticultural Area. Started in the 1960s and growing to have nearly 1300 acres of vineyards today, Temecula wine tours give you the opportunity to taste a wide variety of wines. The grapes produced in this AVA range from Cabernet Franc, Black Muscat, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Gamay noir, Cabernet Sauvignon to Petite Sirah, Roussanne, Riesling, Orange Muscat and Viognier (among many more).
The Temecula Valley lies south of South Francisco, resulting in greater exposure to sunlight and lower rainfall. The growing season here is from March to September. High quality grapes have very favorable growing conditions here. The soil which is granitic as well as a lighter sandy loam help in keeping the flavors pure and clean.
Temecula wine tours are an integral part of enotourism in this region. There are annual Harvest Wine Festivals as well as a Balloon and Wine Festival that are major events in the enotourism calendar. Temecula wine tours offer an entire range of wine experiences that make your wine tasting unforgettable-from barbeques to live music performances and hot air balloon rides. You can choose any variety of everyday to exotic options to have your Temecula wine tour in-from horse-drawn carriages to limousines or shuttles.
More than 30 wineries in the picturesque valley are open to Temecula wine tours. Both boutique wineries as well as large scale wineries open their tasting room doors for both private and large group parties. Still, most Temecula vineyards are still family owned, so a Temecula wine tour can get you to meet the winemakers or owners themselves who give you personal attention with a lowdown on the region’s history in the tasting room of their winery.
Temecula wine tours give you tastes of world class wines, whether it is Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, or Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Petit Verdot, or Merlot (among numerous others). There are many varietals of Bordeaux too available. There are also blends and varietal wines of Rhone. There are also Temecula wine tours of wineries that give you Italian wines, Spanish wines, and French wines.
The wineries operate around the year. The peak season begins from December and goes on till March. Though these are the months that pruning of the wines take place, it is great if you want to avoid massive crowds of other tourists. Enotourism is heavy during the months of summer and spring, so expect to have a crowded tasting room experience if you go during those months. The yearly Balloon and Wine Festival takes place in the month of May.
Temecula wine tours are perfect for wine connoisseurs as well as food gourmets, with wineries offering perfect combinations of food and wine that will have you coming back for more! For a wine connoisseur, the Temecula region is one place that must not be missed!