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Guided Temecula Wine Tour from San Diego

From USD 169.00
  • Learn the culture and techniques of wine tasting from the experts
  • Enjoy tastings of 15-20 wines plus an upscale picnic lunch
  • Your guide will share stories of the places and history of the area
Guided Temecula Wine Tour from San Diego
From USD 169.00
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Guided Temecula Wine Tour from San Diego
From USD 169.00
Enjoy a day in wine country outside San Diego in Temecula. Your small group will be chauffeured to Old Town from San Diego to start the day exploring the quaint town and its shops and galleries. From there, enjoy lunch and a tasting at the first winery you’ll visit. After your picnic, tour two more wineries, enjoying tastings and learning about the wines as you go.
What to Expect
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Pass By: San Diego Convention Center

We provide daily round-trip service from many San Diego hotels and lodging establishments. A partial list can be found in our listing below.

Stop At: Old Town Temecula

This first stop allows time to explore the rustic streets lined with unique shops, specialty food purveyors, galleries, tasting rooms, and antique stores. Peruse for gifts, sample gourmet delicacies, and soak in the quaint setting. Founded in the mid 1800’s, Temecula’s western history is showcased along the rustic streets, with numerous shops housed in original buildings. A Saturday morning Farmer's Market is always a favorite of participants. popular

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Frangipani Estate Winery

Departing for wine country, the tour follows a scenic route along the De Portola Wine Trail as our engaging Destination Temecula guide shares fun information about the culture of wine tasting, the historical significance of the valley, and the reasons grape cultivation flourishes in the Temecula Valley appellation.
Indulge in a relaxing, fun, informative afternoon visiting three unique and breathtaking wineries, interacting with knowledgeable pouring staff, and often engaging with the wine maker and/or winery owner. Sample anywhere from 15-20 different wines throughout the day.
A delicious, individually served upscale picnic lunch is enjoyed at this first winery stop. Savor the beautiful valley view before you with Mount Palomar on the horizon as you sample wines, enjoy your lunch, and engage in stimulating conversation with your tour mates, many who often become new best friends by the end of the day!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wilson Creek Winery

It is then off to the next winery, Wilson Creek, where you can join our guide for a fascinating private behind-the-scenes vineyard and production area tour conducted just for our guests, whom often find themselves chatting on the crush pad or in the production area with the winemaker. Play your cards right and you might sample a tasting from the tanks!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Finish the afternoon at one of three wineries, Callaway Vineyard and Winery, Churon Inn and Winery, or Chapin Family Vineyards.
The winery selection is based upon the day of the week, time of the day, and the type of wines the group on that particular tour has enjoyed over the course of the visit.
During this last stop, participants enjoy a "casual" tasting on their own, with ample time provided to sample wine, make purchases, explore the fabulous grounds, take pictures and marvel at the breathtaking scenery.
At Callaway, all wine is only sold on property, created exclusively from estate grown grapes..This beautiful, casually sophisticated setting offers stunning views of the rugged terrain surrounding our valley.
Churon Inn and Winery offers an elegant, yet very relaxed setting featuring a tasting room with comfortable seating, an interesting, extensive selection of wine-related gifts, and fabulous grounds to explore.
Chapin Family Vineyards, a boutique vintner specializing in “refined” red wines, is located in the former vacation home of the owner and winemaker, Steve Chapin. Guests relax on the covered patio to enjoy table service from friendly, informative staff while soaking in the beautiful vineyard setting and frequent, incredible sunsets.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: San Diego Convention Center

The fun filled day of wine tasting and exploration finishes in the luxury of reclining seats and air conditioning arriving back in San Diego around 7 pm with drop off at each guest’s respective hotel.
Reviews (22)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2018
Had a great time!

Destination Temecula made planning for our group of 10 super-easy. The wineries they suggested were perfect for the group's tastes and the lunch was great. Pickup and dropoff in San Diego were right on time, too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Passenger34944853643
Reviewed 10 October 2018
So worth it!!

First, it was so great to be picked in downtown San Diego at our hotel - super convenient! Our guide, Sonya, was incredible. Prompt and so friendly! She provided our group with lots of interesting information about the city and the wine, of course.She made...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kimberly P
TemeculaWineTourGuy, Owner at Destination Temecula Wine Tours & Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Hi Kimberly: Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to share your perceptions of the day with others. We have passed your kind compliment on to Sonia. We are fortunate to have wonderful, passionate staff who love sharing the story of Temecula...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Great guide, great wines, fun trip

Strongly recommend this tour. Made easier with a pickup in San Diego; in our case, as we were not staying in a hotel, we just met the tour van at a local hotel 2 minutes away, so still very convenient. The tour was excellent, with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank davidskirk
Reviewed 10 August 2018
Such a fun day!

Sonya was AMAZING! Such a fun day! We were picked up at our hotel at 10:30am and returned back around 7pm. Visited 3 wineries and received 5-6 tastings per winery. Light lunch was provided at the first stop. Our day was very hot (100+) so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Amber K
Reviewed 5 April 2018
A great tour! Don't miss !

This was the highlight out our trip to San Diego. Dave Wilson was our tour guide. He picked us up at our hotel in San Diego and took us to Old Town Temecula first then to three different wineries. This is a "must see" for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rocketski22
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