Temecula 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 perfect for strolling after a day of wine tasting, or even during the day. There are two main roads, Rancho California and Deportola Road, where most of the vineyards are located, but there are several growing on the off shoot roads.
Our first venture into Temecula was in December of 2009. We have been back numerous times and find new exciting wineries on each visit. This area is perhaps the nearest wine growing region to Las Vegas so it was an easy place to start our exploration of wine country and our chronicling of our adventures.
We created our own Winery Pages, creating a chronicle and history as we went to follow along with the growth of Temecula, learning more about the terrior involved, when & why they began growing grapes here and why more vineyards followed. We will explore the wine maker’s visions and even how they promote their wineries. It’s all about chronicling the grape…from dirt to glass or maybe even further back to when they were just an idea in an aspiring wine dreamers mind.