Guided Temecula Wine Tour from San Diego

65 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • E-Ticket
  • 9 hr

Departing San Diego our tour incorporates a visit to historic Old Town Temecula and an American Viticulture Area (AVA), the Temecula Wine Country. Our guest-focused guides make the tour unique - engaging and passionate about wine and the story of Temecula. Ample opportunity is provided to enhance wine knowledge if one chooses. We are committed to ensuring guests are entertained, catered to, and provided an elevated experience unlikely to be duplicated on their own or with other operators. Fellow tour participants often become friends, exchanging email addresses at day’s end! Our tour is an excellent diversion for individuals, couples or small groups, novice to enthusiast. We strive to create memorable, personalized visits for guests. Included is round-trip transportation from San Diego. When submitting a reservation, please identify the lodging establishment where you will be staying so we may verify the closest departure point and estimated departure time.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Destination Temecula Wine Country Tours and Experiences

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: San Diego Convention Center

We provide daily round-trip service from many San Diego hotels and lodging establishments. A partial list can be found in our listing below.

Stop At: Old Town Temecula

This first stop allows time to explore the rustic streets lined with unique shops, specialty food purveyors, galleries, tasting rooms, and antique stores. Peruse for gifts, sample gourmet delicacies, and soak in the quaint setting. Founded in the mid 1800’s, Temecula’s western history is showcased along the rustic streets, with numerous shops housed in original buildings. A popular Saturday morning Farmer's Market is always a favorite of participants.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At:

Departing for wine country, the tour follows a scenic route along the De Portola Wine Trail as our engaging Destination Temecula guide shares fun information about the culture of wine tasting, the historical significance of the valley, and the reasons grape cultivation flourishes in the Temecula Valley appellation. Indulge in a relaxing, fun, informative afternoon visiting three unique and breathtaking wineries, interacting with knowledgeable pouring staff, and often engaging with the wine maker and/or winery owner. Sample anywhere from 15-20 different wines throughout the day. A delicious, individually served upscale picnic lunch is enjoyed at this first winery stop. Savor the beautiful valley view before you with Mount Palomar on the horizon as you sample wines, enjoy your lunch, and engage in stimulating conversation with your tour mates, many who often become new best friends by the end of the day!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wilson Creek Winery

It is then off to the next winery, Wilson Creek, where you can join our guide for a fascinating private behind-the-scenes vineyard and production area tour conducted just for our guests, whom often find themselves chatting on the crush pad or in the production area with the winemaker. Play your cards right and you might sample a tasting from the tanks!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Temecula

Finish the afternoon at a third Temecula Winery. During this last stop, participants enjoy a "casual" tasting on their own, with ample time provided to sample wine, make purchases, explore the fabulous grounds, take pictures and marvel at the breathtaking scenery.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: San Diego Convention Center

The fun filled day of wine tasting and exploration finishes in the luxury of reclining seats and air conditioning arriving back in San Diego around 7 pm with drop off at each guest’s respective hotel.
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