California Wine, Wine Makers & Winery’s
California has a wide range of climates, micro climates, which makes it the perfect place to grow grapes. Through out it’s history California has created and innovated some of the best tasting wines in the country and the World.
Either through terroir, climate, fermentation, or mad scientist, California has become a meca for wine makers and wine making. Growing from a select few and going through prohibition to where we are now, California has a lot to offer.
We will be exploring California Wine Region by Region, Winery by Winery to gain insight into wine making, grapes, seasons, harvest, drinking and enjoyment of wine. We are starting with Temecula since that is our nearest neighbor, then on to Paso Robles, Sonoma, and Napa and beyond.
Crushed Grape Chronicles, obviously chronicles our journeys and adventures as we tour various wine country. So off we Go.
Temecula Wine Country
Temecula Valley Wine Country is near San Diego, just off of Interstate 15. It has been growing for many years and since we began visiting in 2009 it’s has become even bigger and seems busier every time we go.
It has a great Old Town with shops & restaurants that is perfect for strolling after a day of Wine Tasting, or even during the day. There are two main roads with most of the vineyards, but there are several growing on the off shoot roads.
They have a great Balloon Festival which we will be posting pictures and video’s from along with many winery Events for wine Club members as well as events for everyone who loves wine. Our first Venture into Temecula was in December of 2009.
We have been back numerous times and find new exciting winery’s on each Visit. On our ever-growing search for information, and since we are chronicling our adventures we might as well start here.