Temecula, California is located at the southernmost point of Riverside County. Thanks to its prime location between mountain ranges along with cool ocean breezes, the climate in Temecula Valley is likened to that in the Mediterranean: dry summers, cool winters and little rainfall, that make it perfect for wine making.
Temecula produces hundreds of award-winning wines and currently has over 40 wineries in operation with more popping up every year. That’s a lot of wine to explore and enjoy! It can be overwhelming, so it is best to relax and hand the wheel over to an expert, literally. Temecula has a ton of wine tours, but I have put together a list of five truly unique, best Temecula wine tours that even have lunch included!
You can’t go to all these amazing wineries and not bring back some bottled souvenirs right? For those who want to bring back some choice wine and want to keep it safe on the journey home, check out my guide to wine travel suitcases.
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Temecula Cable Car Wine Tour
41740 Enterprise Cir N STE 106, Temecula, CA 92590
Historic Cable Car – Shared Tours – Private Tours – Haunted Spirits Tour – Lunch Included – 3 Wineries
As if going wine tasting isn’t exciting enough, why not add to the fun by riding in a historic 1914 San Franciscan cable as you explore Temecula’s gorgeous wine country. Beautifully restored, the cable car is open air, allowing you to take in unobstructed views of the countryside. The All-Inclusive Wine Tour starts at $120 a person and is a five hour adventure that includes wine tasting at three different wineries and lunch! They also offer a private and custom wine tour, for those looking for an even more special experience! You can catch the cable car at the main office or at one of their other pick up locations.
Adding to their uniqueness, unlike any other Temecula wine tour, Temecula Cable Car Wine Tour offers Nightly Spirits Haunted Cable Car Tours where you get to sip drinks and learn about Old Town Temecula’s haunted history. They also offer a private haunted pub crawl where you can have a drink in the most haunted bar in Temecula! Tours run seven days a week with various departure times. You can catch the cable car at the main office or at one of their other pick up locations.
Temecula Valley Jeep & Wine Tours
31939 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591
Jeep Tour – 3 Wineries – Lunch Included – Free Hotel Pick Up – Shared Tours – Private Tours
Kick up some wine country dust with a back road jeep adventure. Enjoy the open air as you cruise through lush vineyards while making stops at three Temecula wineries. There are three options for wine tours offered by Temecula Valley Jeep & Wine Tours. The shared jeep tours both offer stops at three wineries, wine tasting, guided crush and barrel room tour, back-road vineyard tour, picnic lunch, bottled water and free hotel pick up. The only difference is that the weekday tours are $120 while the weekend tours are $140. The private jeep tour, for $200, offers the same itinerary and amenities, except you get to choose the three wineries.
Rockin’ Wine Tours
30777 Rancho California Rd #892261, Temecula, CA 92591
Private Tours – Party Bus – Limousine – Pick Up at Any Temecula Location – 3 Wineries – Lunch Included – Appetizer Cheese Platter – Complimentary Champagne
If you are looking for a rocking good time in wine country, look no further than Rockin’ Wine Tours. They are said to be Temecula’s most fun wine tour. Specializing in special occasions like bachelorette, birthday parties and more, Rockin’ Wine Tours offers exclusively private wine tours. All it takes is eight people to qualify and you have the party bus or limousine to yourself. You can even have the vehicle decorated for the special celebration. Sip on complimentary champagne as you make your way through wine country, stopping at three unique wineries with wine tasting, cheese platter and lunch included. Plus, you will have a fun and interactive guide to keep you informed and entertained throughout your day.
Tours run seven days a week and are about four to five hours long, starting at 10:30 am. However on Saturdays they do offer the popular Sunset Tour that starts at 4:00 pm. The Sunset Tour provides dinner at Lorimar Winery with a full glass of wine. Since it is a private tour, Rockin’ Wine Tours will pick you up at any Temecula location.
PO Box 893953 Temecula CA 92589
Chauffeured Bus – Tour Host – 3 Wineries – Complimentary Champagne – Lunch Included – Complimentary Snacks
Take a sip of your welcome glass of champagne as you cruise through Temecula wine country in a chauffeured bus on your way to wine taste all day. On board, you will learn all about the wineries and insights on wine thanks to your tour host while enjoying onboard snacks. A Gourmet lunch is also included on this wine tour. Selections included a chicken club, Italian trio, turkey club, harvest veggie or seasonal salad with chicken. Tours pick-up and drop-off at three locations, the Old Town Temecula parking garage, Embassy Suites and South Coast Winery.
Destination Temecula Wine Tasting Tours
28475 Old Town Front St, Temecula, CA 92590
Anaheim & San Diego Pickups – Airport Pickups – Private Tours – Public Tours – Multi Day Tours – Team Building Events – Wine Collectors Tour – Lunch Included
Destination Temecula Wine Tasting Tours is more than just a wine tour, they are a multi-service company to help you plan the perfect experience in Temecula wine country. With pickups from various locations, including Orange County, San Diego County and multiple airports, you won’t have to worry about how you are going to get there!
The public wine tour includes a guided scenic tour of wine country as you make your way to three distinct wineries. Enjoy a complimentary picnic lunch at the first winery under a covered patio as you gaze out over the vineyards. At the end of the tour, get dropped off in Old Town Temecula to enjoy some local history, fantastic restaurants and nightlife.
That’s a Wrap!
Who is thirsty? I know I am. Turn an ordinary day into a celebration with one of these unique Temecula Wine Tours! Oh and don’t forget to bring your wine travel case, so you can bring all those delicious vinos home safely!!
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