Temecula, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2013
“From fun and in-depth Wine 101; specialty white, red, and sparkling tastings; wine-and-hors-d’oeuvres, artisan cheese, or dessert pairings; to knowledgeably guided, experiences via black car, cable car, executive van, horse, Hummer, Jeep, limousine, Mercedes, trolley, or luxury motor-coach. There are many ways to wine-taste in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country – considered Southern California’s only major, American Viticulture Area (AVA). Like premium, award-winning wines grown and produced here there is something for everyone! We are pleased to announce the newly compiled set of 44 Unique Ways to Wine Taste,” announced Kimberly Adams, Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO.
Wine tastings on less-busy weekdays mean potential conversations with talented winemakers and gracious winemaking-family members; and Temecula hotels-and-resorts’ Sunday-through-Thursday, midweek (better-than-weekend) nightly room- and group-rates. The savings can become additional resources for purchasing Temecula Valley’s award-winning wines. Travel-time from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Desert is 1-hour; Los Angeles, 1½ hours. Please note: Tastings, tour-and-transportation, and lodging-packages require advance reservations; minimum number of participants may be required.
*At Temecula Valley Wineries
1-Bel Vino Winery
Experience private, Vine-to-Wine tour-and-tasting with cheese display.
2-Briar Rose Winery
Seated tastings include wine education with sommelier.
3-Callaway Vineyard & Winery
Groups enjoy private tour, wine tasting, and luncheon.
4-Cougar Vineyard & Winery
Tasting of 100% estate Italian varietals follows educational tour.
5-Danza del Sol Winery
The 2½-hour Winery Experience includes tank- and barrel-tasting, wine appreciation, tasting.
VIP tour-and-tasting includes motorcycle collection; winemaker’s private selections; hors d’oeuvres.
Monthly, 4-hour, novice-and-expert Wine Appreciation class includes luncheon.
Artisan cheese and dessert accompany private reserve-and-library tasting. Also available: team-building ‘blind wine-tasting’.
Weekday “all-access” tour-and-tasting includes exploring vines, tasting wines, discovering art gallery and works of Jami Tobi.
“VIP Journey” includes vineyard, crush pad, cellar; wine tasting on the veranda.
11-Monte de Oro Winery
Top-of-the-line is tour-tasting-and-luncheon or dinner in subterranean barrel room.
12-Oak Mountain Winery
Wine 101 develops wine-tasting skills; buying/serving wine, food-pairing confidence.
13-Palumbo Family Vineyards &Winery
Private barrel tasting-tour-and-lunch with winemaker includes gourmet-picnic. Available with tour by appointment only: heli-pad.
14-Ponte Family Winery
After private tour-and-tasting, dine at Restaurant. Also available: group wine-blending contests.
15-Robert Renzoni Vineyards
Tasting among winery tanks and premium wines-with-cheeses follows walking tour.
Tasting Methode Champenoise sparkling wines, premium varietal still-wines follow winery tour.
17-Wilson Creek Winery
Offered are seated wine tastings, private wine-bar experiences, food-and-wine tastings.
*With Temecula Valley Wine-Tasting Tours
Many Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country tours include tasting at multiple wineries and a lunch option. Guides’ knowledge ranges to the especially informative and entertaining. Vehicles span black car, cable car, executive van, horse, Hummer, Jeep, limousine, Mercedes, sedan, to trolley.
18-Brewens Empire Trolley
21-Executive VIP Shuttle
22-Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle
23-Rockin’ Wine Tours
24-Saddle Up Wine Tours
25-Sunset Limousine & Transportation
26-Temecula Black Car
27-Temecula Valley Cable Car Wine Tours
28-Temecula Valley Jeep & Wine Tours
29-The Winemakers Tour
*With Other Temecula Valley Wine Country Transportation
From personalized driving services and charters (wine-tastings, winery-restaurants, winery-concerts), to executive transportation, Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country options include customized passenger vans, limousines, SUVs, mini- and motor coaches.
31-A Vineyard Tour of Temecula
32-Lux Limousine Company
33-My Driver Temecula
35-Sun Diego Charter Company
36-Vineyard Coast Transportation
37-West Coast Chauffeur
*With Temecula Hotel/Wine-Tour Packages
Temecula Valley Southern California tour-and-tastings are included in select, lodging packages. From Wine & Dine, Vineyard Picnic, and Taste-of-Wine-Country to Temecula Black Car, Sunrider Jeep, Rockin’ Wine, Trolley, and Grapeline Tours.
38-Fairfield Inn & Suites
39-Holiday Inn Express
42-Temecula Creek Inn
43-Pechanga Resort & Casino
44-Group Lodging and Wine-Tours/Activities
With 10+ overnight, Temecula hotel-or-resort guest rooms, Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau (TVCVB) sales staff assists with acquiring lodging and special rates. TVCVB also coordinates with wineries, tour-and-transportation companies for tours, tastings, activities, meeting- and event-venues. Groups may contact TVCVB sales staff at 951/491-6085.
*Information is believed accurate but may be subject to change.
ABOUT TEMECULA VALLEY AND THE TEMECULA VALLEY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
With natural gifts of climate and geography (bolstered by Pu’eska Mountain, the Rainbow Gap, and Santa Margarita Gap), casual picturesque Temecula Valley is widely recognized as Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. The popular boutique-destination includes a trio of main attractions – Old Town Temecula, Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, and Pechanga Resort & Casino – and recently received TripAdvisors’ Travelers Choice “Best U.S. Wine Destination Top-10” award.
Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, the region’s official tourism marketing organization and resource for visitors is online at VisitTemecula.org; Facebook, “Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country”; Twitter, @Visit_Temecula. The Temecula Valley Visitors Center (Third Street and Mercedes, adjacent Old Town Temecula Parking Garage) is open 7 days. For visitor assistance, call 888/363-2852 or 951/491-6085.