Temecula Wine

The name Temecula is derived from the native American description for the 'land where the sun shines through the mist’. The aptly named Temecula Valley viticultural area enjoys a unique climactic phenomenon. As the eastern valleys heat up, warm air rises, creating a low-pressure system. This helps draw cool misty Pacific air into the Temecula Valley through the Rainbow and Deluz gaps. The maritime influence refreshes the vineyards, effectively moderating the extreme heat of the southern California sun. The region's vineyards also benefit from their high natural elevation (most are close to 1,500 feet) and well drained decomposed granite soil. In the late 1990s, Pierce’s disease plagued this Southern California AVA and vineyard acreage dramatically fell from 2,300 to 1,300 acres. Through the efforts of the USDA and the local winegrowers’ association, the problem seems to have been turned around. A spin-off benefit from the disaster has seen vineyards being replanted to ‘en vogue’ red varietals Read more »

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Popular Wineries in Temecula View all

  • Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards

    Nestled at the end of Rancho California Road in Temecula Valley lies our family estate vineyard a...

  • Maurice Carrie Winery

    The Maurice Car’rie Vineyard & Winery is nestled amidst the rolling hills of beautiful Temecula V...

  • Palumbo Family Vineyards

    Located in the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country, Palumbo Family Vineyards is committed to sm...

  • Hart Winery

    Joe and Nancy Hart of Hart Winery are an inspiration to those who have ever dreamed of owning and...

  • Keyways Vineyard & Winery

    Keyways Winery, founded in 1989 by Mr. Carl Key, was one of the original wineries that establishe...

  • Boorman Vineyards

    Boorman Vineyards is one of Southern California’s newest bonded wineries! We are located on the S...

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Temecula on Snooth

  • Mount Palomar Port Blend Temecula Valley Limited Reserve NV


    Very nice and light port wine. Read More

    Wine review by PaTay

  • Maurice Carrie White Blend Temecula Valley Summer's End 2001


    A very nice dessert wine. Read More

    Wine review by PaTay

  • The only almond wine I know of in the States is a sparkling made by a Temecula winery - Wilson Creek Winery, but I don't think they make a still or dessert almond wine. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Looking for almond wine

  •  This wine is fairly tannic, and not particularly tannic.Sometimes, I ... ... ... what is the name of that Temecula make Read More

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  • Emark - you got it. If they have Zinfandel, they shouldn't also list it by ... for it.There's a guy in Temecula who is making a good Montepulciano! He does Aglianico too but his Montepulciano is seriously drinkable.As far as Grignolino, good catch. I don't know why it's not on the list except that maybe there's just so little of it? Which as f... Read More

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  • Basically, they just bottle before fermentation is finished and let it continue ... and yet I've had some in Temecula of all places.Souzao, Touriga Francesca, and Touriga Nacional are Port grapes so if you've had Port, chances are you've had those. I'm really interested in tasting some from CA though because I think those would make perfect sen... Read More

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  • Both. He championed a lot of things. May not have been the first or the ... In ... In fact, there are places (Temecula?) that exist ONLY for tourism because the wine itself isn't worth a lot.Fume Blanc was brillian Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aspiring wine lover

  • Unless you're an utter Revolutionary War geek, or want to get down and ... ... ... if we can just get the Temecula grape growers and winemakers to produce products that give a sense of that sagebrush spice, and the fossilized earth.  Then get that to spread north up into Santa Barbara, too. It only took the Languedoc winemakers 2500 years aft... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Looking for a less expensive...

  • The 85% rule for Champagne vintage dating brought up the question in my mind ... remaining 15% came from the Temecula Valley, then either of the following scenarios would allow for the labeling of the wine to specifiy 2010 Stag's Leap:If 100% of the Stag's Leap grapes were harvested in 2010, then at least 2/3 of the Temecula grapes were harves... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Year Label?

  • In high school I started out with the sugary swill of Boonesfarm and Annie ... ... the Winter Barrel tasting in Temecula. We stayed at the South Coast Winery and on that Saturday and Sunday, the shuttle came and took us to the 20 wineries (10 each day) where they did the barrel tastings.  We had a blast!  At each winery you sampled the wines i... Read More

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  • A long time ago I had a beautiful white wine from Temecula, CA. I was told that it was only available in the Spring season. I don't remember the name however, it was born in Temecula, Ca. Might anyone have any ideas of how I might find this loved wine once again? Thanks - Mick Vee

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