Southern California May 04, 2017
The Enchanting Wine Trail In Southern California That Is Perfect For A Weekend Adventure
When you think of California wine country do you first think of Napa and Sonoma in Northern California? Before you disregard Southern California as a wine country destination, you’ll want to explore this heavenly wine trail tucked away in the SoCal countryside. Along the trail you’ll find nine unique wineries all with their own personality, wine varietals, and stunning views that you’ll want to savor.
The De Portola Wine Trail in Temecula is a picturesque way to experience the charm of SoCal wine country.
Located along De Portola Road in Temecula Valley, these nine local wineries are a delightful way to sip and sample wine.
Fazeli Cellars Winery -- 37320 De Portola Road
Fazeli Cellars is best known for its Shiraz grapes that produce many of their award-winning wines. This family-owned winery is deeply connected to its Persian roots and takes pride in honoring those cultural traditions. From the rich and flavorful wines to the stunning views of Temecula Valley wine country, you'll be absolutely dazzled during your visit to Fazeli Cellars.
Robert Renzoni Vineyards and Winery-- 37350 De Portola Road
Recently the winner of the Cilurzo Winery of the Year award, this family vineyard got its start producing wine in Italy over 100 years' ago. You'll find a large range of Italian varietals including Chardonnay, Montepulciano, Tempranillo, and Pinot Grigio grapes grown in the lush vineyard.
Gershon Bachus Vintners -- 37750 De Portola Drive
Step inside this Temecula Valley estate and you'll be surrounded by pure luxury. A boutique winery, Gershon Bachus Vintners specializes in providing an intimate wine tasting experience that is both elegant and educational.
Leoness Cellars Winery -- 38311 De Portola Road
It's no wonder this winery is so enchanting as its name literally translates to "Village of Dreams." Not only does this vineyard producing award-winning wines, but it's also recently been named one of the best winery restaurants.
Oak Mountain Winery -- 36522 Via Verde
Located right off De Portola Trail, this hillside family-owned vineyard provides spectacular views that overlook Temecula Valley Wine Country. Show up on a weekend at Oak Mountain and you'll be treated to live music at the Vista Pavilion. Or schedule a cave tour and sip and sample wine underground in a climate-controlled cave.
Danza del Sol Winery -- 39050 De Portola Road
Danza del Sol is set on 40 heavenly acres within Temecula Valley Wine Country. Indulge in an afternoon of sipping and sampling wine at this rustic winery and then relax outside on their sprawling outdoor patio with heavenly views of the surrounding countryside.
Frangipani -- 39750 De Portola Road
The rustic charm of Frangipani Winery is purely breathtaking. Surrounded by the rolling hills of Temecula Valley, this hidden gem along the De Portola wine trail is a divine place to stop.
Cougar Vineyards and Winery -- 39870 De Portola Road
This family-owned winery stretches across 17 acres with multiple grape varietals grown in the vineyard. The onsite tasting room is inviting and educational. Show up on Friday night or Sunday afternoon and you will be treated to live music at Cougar Vineyard and Winery.
Masia de la Vinya -- 39788 Camino Arroyo Seco
Translated to "The Manor House of the Vineyard," Masia de la Vinya Winery lives up to its name with its sprawling property and elegant Spanish influence. Located at the end of the De Portola Wine Trail, this is the perfect spot to make a toast to your winning wine weekend adventure.
Doesn’t this look like the perfect way to spend a sunny SoCal weekend? To reach the De Portola Wine Trail just head to Temecula Valley where you will find these nine hidden gems tucked along De Portola Road.
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