When people mention Temecula they often think of the dozen or so wineries that populate the hillsides of the community. However, there has only been one who has stood out as the best winery in the state of California for 2 years running straight: the South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. Located along 35 acres of vineyards and state of the art facilities, South Coast doesn’t just give you a taste of local wines. It gives you an unforgettable experience that delights more than the taste buds. Luxury not only comes from world-class service, but from their carefully manicured vineyards. Here’s a taste of what South Coast offers:
There are 4 distinct vineyards that South Coast gets their famed wines from. Each one offers distinct characteristics and brings a quality that other wineries in Temecula can’t compare to. The Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard consists of 400 acres in Southern California and feed from the Aqua Tibia Wilderness to deliver great product that later turns into Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Their Temecula wineries, Curran Family Vineyard and Huis Vineyard, are carefully taken care of by their viticulturists. Rich soil and nourishment creates local delights such as Chardonnay, Roussanne, and Semillon. The last of South Coast’s vineyards are the Lopez Ranch Vineyards. Located in Rancho Cucamonga, you will find these grapes dry farmed and left to Mother Nature’s graces. The resulting product are world-renowned Zinfandels and Pinot Grigios.
The Wine Tasting Room
No winery is complete without a proper wine tasting room. Marked by a grand fountain and decorated with Tuscan decor, you’ll find award-winning wines waiting for your tasting. Open everyday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., you can taste a variety of 5 wines for $15 (Saturday-Sunday is $20). If you’re looking for a private tasting you can reserve a room by appointment (Call 866-994-6379 X7219 for details). The great thing about tasting wines at South Coast is that you can try them while standing next to the stone fireplace or on the terrace overlooking the vineyards. With beautiful views like the Palomar Mountain as your backdrop, it’s guaranteed that you’ll have a great time at South Coast.
South Coast’s Spa
South Coast recognized early on that people don’t only want to taste wines, but they also want to relax. If you’re looking for a chance to revitalize and soothe your body, mind, and soul head over to their wine country spa. You’ll have secluded places to unwind, tranquil paths that lead you through the vines, and the chance to soak in an alfresco whirlpool. And with complimentary wine, how can you not relax? Enjoy a relaxing massage, skin care treatment, and some soothing body rituals.
Private Vineyard Villas & Suites
As your wine sanctuary, you can find additional hotel suites and villas designed to add to your relaxation. An ultra plush, 3-story hotel offers a “higher” perspective as you get to look over the vineyards. In a way, it’s your very own private vineyard. With peaceful balconies, a cozy fireplace, and soothing double tub, you will have an unforgettable time at South Coast.
For more information, be sure to visit South Coast’s website: click here.