Here’s a little-known fact about Southern California: it’s home to Temecula, one of the most innovative wine regions in California. This area just one hour north of San Diego might not have the publicity and prestige of, say, a Napa Valley, but it holds its own with the wines, producing top quality Syrah, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, and Tempranillo.
And yet, it remains tucked away. In fact, many of my friends who either were born and raised in San Diego or who have lived here for years, have never been! I’ve made it my mission to introduce them all to this town that offers so much.
A Soft Spot to Land After Wine Tastings
I’ll share more about Temecula wine in next month’s post, but this month, I wanted to share my experience staying at Temecula Creek Inn. (FYI Nancy Brown covered the basics and details about the hotel here. I’m giving my perspective as well as a few updates since her trip.)
After hitting even just two wineries, you won’t want to drive home. That wine is powerful! So my hotel of choice is Temecula Creek Inn, located right by the interstate. It surprises me that there aren’t more luxury and independent hotels in Temecula, but most tend to be national chains that feel impersonal after spending the day getting to know winemakers and their craft. […]