Location: Temecula (60 Miles / 1 Hour North of Downtown San Diego)
Cost: $97 and up.
Features: Enjoy Wine Tasting Tours in the Temecula Valley; Nearly Two Dozen Wineries; Shuttle and Limo Services
Temecula Wine Tour Highlights: Just north of the San Diego County border on highway I-15 is the Temecula Wine Valley. It has become a San Diego bedroom community and winemaking powerhouse over the past few decades.
Temecula is an inland community near the desert, which provides warm daytime temperatures. Unlike its immediate neighboring communities, the Temecula Valley benefits from canyon passes directly to the west. These canyon passes allow cool moist ocean air to sweep in between the mountains and bring cooler evening temperatures. The cool moist evenings followed by warm sunny days creates a perfect climate for winemaking.
Nearly two dozen wineries produce nearly as many award-winning wines in the Temecula Valley. Savignon Blanc, Syrah, and Zinfadel wines are among the popular wines produced in the area. Learn more about the Temecula Wineries from the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association.
Several wine tasting tours are available to take tourists from San Diego up to the Temecula Wine Valley. Listed below is brief information on several of these wine tasting tours. TourGuideTim Reveals San Diego does not vouch for the quality of the services. This information is provided as a reference point to help you get started on creating the perfect tour for you.
Temecula Wine Tasting Tours (Costs are Approximate)
Destination Temecula – $109 per person includes Shuttle from San Diego hotels, wine tasting and lunch in a small, intimate tour. Lower rate available for friends who do not want to drink. Shuttle leaves San Diego around 10AM and visits three wineries.
The Grapeline – $109 per person includes Shuttle from San Diego pick-up points, wine tasting, and lunch. Shuttle leaves San Diego around 9AM-10AM and visits four wineries.
Executive VIP Tours – $185 – $225 + 20% gratuity includes four to five hour customized wine tour in a Lincoln Town Car (up to 3 people) or Van (up to 6 people). There is an additional cost for transportation from San Diego that will be quoted upon request and wine tasting fees.
Skye Limousine Tours – $349 for two passengers in a luxury sedan up to $799 for a stretch limo holding up to 10 passengers. Cost includes travel from San Diego, gratuity, and complimentary drinks in the vehicle. It does not include wine-tasting fees. Select either a six-hour or eight-hour wine tasting tour, which includes time for transportation to and from the Temecula Valley.
Top Dog Limo Bus – $519 – $640 includes a five-hour wine-tasting Limo Bus Ride from San Diego for up to 28 passengers. Gratuity and wine-tasting fees not included.