Why Temecula Is Perfect For Wine Growing
Temecula Valley is producing better and more superior wines each year! This vibrant and fun area offers delicate, bold, delicious, and complex wines for every single taste bud. Temecula Wine Country is home to almost 2 dozen types of wines, including Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. Winemakers in Temecula go the extra mile to craft each bottle carefully.
Temecula’s climate is the perfect location for wine growing because of the warm summers, minimal rainfall, and mild winters. In the Temecula Valley, there is a low-pressure system that pulls the cooler, much heavier air from the Pacific Ocean in through breaks in the mountains — the Rainbow Gap and the Santa Margarita Gap. This pressure system creates a pleasant environment that encourages a pattern of warm sunny days, breezy afternoons, and cool nights; the ultimate atmosphere for the wine grapes to develop complex flavors and aromas. According to the LA Times, Temecula’s “vines are rooted in granitic, well-drained soils” which permit the water to drain through quite easily. Granitic soils contribute to clean, pure wine flavors without odd tastes that wetter soil may create.
Back in 1974 Temecula’s first winery opened; however, there is evidence that shows that wine grapes were first planted in Temecula Valley in 1820! Temecula has really evolved since its first winery opening. Temecula continues to make its presence known against more “typical” wine destinations such as Napa and Sonoma. This valley also thrives as a wine haven because it has a great sense of community and camaraderie among its winemakers, which is quite unique. While some regions of wineries are usually individually quite competitive, Temecula Valley is more cooperative and collective. There is a buzzing synergy between the wineries, who collectively wish to see the region do well and succeed. Visit Temecula today and taste the difference yourself.