During our trip to Temecula, we knew we had to visit at least one local vineyard while we were there. It is wine country after all! After attending the Balloon and Wine Festival, taking a hot air balloon ride, and a generally action packed schedule we only had the energy to visit one winery on the last day of our vacation.
I really wish we could have visited more, but boy, did we pick a good one for our only wine tasting stop!
Wilson Creek Winery is known for their Almond Champagne, which we figured must be pretty popular when we saw their hot air balloon during the “Balloon Glow” at the Balloon and Wine Festival.
Obviously we had try it, and wow, it did not disappoint! If you’re a fan of sparkling wine, you must try it! It’s the perfect wine to drink during those hot summer days in Temecula!
Wine tastings are $15 per person on weekdays and $20 per person on weekends. We did two tastings and shared both of them, which is what we usually do so we can try more. Not sure if they changed their policy on that and if you can still share, as this was a couple of years ago, but it’s definitely worth a try!
We tried a variety of reds, whites, sparkling and ports, and loved everything! They also serve food at their onsite restaurant, although we were there too early for lunch so we didn’t get to try anything. Everything sounded really good though! After our tastings, we spent most of our time exploring the grounds, which are absolutely gorgeous. Take a look at these photos and I’m sure you’ll agree!
I’m sure you can tell from the photos that they do a lot of weddings here. If you’re in the market for a fairytale wedding at a beautiful vineyard, be sure to check out their website for all the details!
If you have the time to visit more vineyards, you should definitely do so – I doubt you’ll have a bad experience at any of them. But if your schedule is too packed and you can only visit one like we did, I hope this post helped with your decision. Remember to try the almond champagne, and then let me know how much you liked it in the comments section below!
And if you’re looking for more things to do in Temecula, be sure to check out my post! You’ll find food suggestions, hotel recommendations, and lots more!