Fall in Temecula Wine Country is the Best Time to visit this Little known Wine Region Between LA and San Diego

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Fall is the best season for visiting California Wine Country. Temecula offers great wines and great restaurants. Temecula Wine Country also offers beautiful wedding and event venues.

Fall is the perfect time of year to visit the wineries and restaurants in beautiful Temecula Valley. With cooling temperatures and grapes in "crush" season, visitors will be amazed with the energy of the wineries and beauty of the vines between October and New Year's Day. Start with the 30 boutique Temecula wineries in this region that lies inland between Los Angeles and San Diego. Complete with larger wineries like South Coast Resort and Wilson Creek Winery, moderate sized wineries such as Falkner Winery and Palomar Winery, or small wineries such as Palumbo Winery and Oak Mountain Winery, visitors to Southern California should take the time to spend a day or more in this newest of California wine country appellations. The region specializes in Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Riesling (Falkner won "Best of California" in 2009), Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and many Bordeaux and Tuscan style blends. Are the wines good? Absolutely! For example, South Coast Resort won the "Best Winery in California" award for the 2nd year in a row at the California State Fair.

If the wines and the beauty are not sufficient to convince a visitor to spend the time, then the restaurants in wine country surely should. With long time mainstays like the Café Champagne at Thornton Winery, or the hill-top, award winning Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery, or the casual outdoor dining at the Smokehouse Grill at Ponte Winery, guests will enjoy the wonderful cuisine along with house wines that pair well with every dish. Most are open for lunch and a few are even open for dinner. On October 19th the Pinnacle Restaurant with Executive Chef Gianni Ciciliot launches its new Fall/Winter menu with many great new lunch offerings and a Thanksgiving weekend special 3 course lunch for 2 with wine for $55/couple plus tax.

Thinking of a special event, such as a wedding or holiday party? Temecula Wineries specialize in evening events with both indoor and outdoor venues. This holiday season Falkner Winery is offering a special 20% discount on all holiday events with 20 or more people that is booked before Thanksgiving. Their Pinnacle Restaurant is also offering special group lunch packages for 8 or more people interested in a business holiday luncheon for their work group. For more information, contact the winery at 951-676-8231 x102.

Regardless of the reason, Fall is a great time to visit Temecula Wineries and Temecula Restaurants for the special experience it will provide you. Within an hour of San Diego, Riverside, and Anaheim, Temecula offers visitors a great time at an affordable cost. For more information on sights and business operation times, visit the Temecula Wine Growers Association website at http://www.temeculawines.org.

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Ray Falkner
Falkner Winery
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