Temecula Valley is the wine country of Southern California. This is one of the most beautiful wine growing regions in the world. Winegrapes have been grown in the region since the 18th century. But it was only in the 20th century that the wine industry in Temecula became a force to reckon with.


The Wineries in Temecula CA are amongst the best in California. They are particularly famous for their Italian and Rhône varietals. The Balloon and Wine Festivals are celebrated with great pomp and show in the Temecula CA wineries.


Here’s a look at the premier Wineries in Temecula CA.


The Baily Vineyard & Winery is a family owned establishment started by Phil and Carol Baily in 1986. This is one of the most popular Wineries in Temecula CA and has been the recipient of a number of awards in wine competitions held across the state such as the San Francisco Wine Competition. The Bailys are veterans of the industry and they have been running their winery with a high level of professionalism. The Baily Vineyard & Winery is now housed in a world class winemaking facility with 50,000 gallons of wine tanks. Evert aspect of winemaking from start to finish is controlled here. The tasting room has been designed very well too.



Carter Estate Winery and Resort features an exquisite private tasting room which is open all days of the week and a huge collection of wines. The vineyard is spread across an area of 109 acres and is considered to be one of the finest Temecula CA wineries. You could stay overnight in the bungalows in the resort that is attached to the winery, which comes with a poolside spa service, stylish dining options and private cabanas. 



The Bel Vino Winery is an old fashioned winery where you can have the authentic Temecula wine country experience that you’ve been looking for. This winery is spread across an area of 40 acres and offers amazing views of the Temecula region. There is something very rustic and believable about this popular winery. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about wines. The Barrel Room and Tasting Room have a traditional design. You can choose from a portfolio of about 40 exquisite wines including some of the best red wines produced in Southern California.  



The Callaway Vineyard and Winery is located right at the center of the Temecula Valley.  You can choose from a variety of great wines here, all properly balances with a round body, crisp taste and fruit flavor. The winegrapes are sourced from the vineyards of the Temecula Valley, fermented at a lower temperature than usual and processed at a slower speed. You will be guided through a tour of the winery by the highly knowledgeable staff. You will see how the Callaway wines are produced; starting from how the grapes are picked at the vineyards to how the wine is fermented in the large wine tanks. This is followed by the sampling of the exquisite wines in the wine tasting room.


By: Chris Hartland