Wine & Dine in Temecula
Located in Southern California’s Inland Empire, Temecula is a great place to visit for bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthdays, anniversaries, or just for a fun day with friends. While it’s widely known for its wineries, we can’t forget all the delicious food throughout the town and in the Wine Country. Here are a few of our favorite restaurants to eat and drink in Temecula that will make for a very special evening.
At Thornton Winery you can spend the day wine tasting and enjoy the evening at the Gold Award-winning restaurant, Chef Champagne. Thornton Winery wine is paired perfectly with its combination of French Country Elegance and Contemporary Cuisine. Experience the sunset over the rolling hills and stay for live music. A visit to Thornton Winery is one you will not forget.
Ponte Winery is perfect for weddings and special events or for a full day of fun. Ponte Winery offers wine tours, live music, wine tastings, and a beautiful hotel to stay in to complete the weekend getaway. The Restaurant at Ponte is highly rated on Trip Advisor and Open Table and the menu will not disappoint! With veggies being locally grown and sustainably farmed meat and poultry, the freshness is something you will not forget.
South Coast Winery Resort and Spa is another amazing winery for many special events and memory-making. No matter what brings you here, the food and wine will keep bringing you back. Housed in an elegant, Tuscan-inspired dining room with a relaxing wine bar and terrace, The Vineyard Rose Restaurant serves contemporary California cuisine sourced from the season’s freshest, locally-grown ingredients.
Temecula Creek Inn offers a variety of activities to fill your day and many different dining experiences to match. At Temecula Creek Inn you will find Cork | Fire Kitchen with farm-to-table dining and golf course views, a bar with crafted cocktails and local beer and wine, CFK Patio to relax, and Porter’s 19 for a perfect ending to a day on the course.
Falkner Winery offers The Pinnacle Restaurant, a Mediterranean style restaurant with breathtaking views of the valley. If you are planning a special event, the Wine Cave below the restaurant will give your gathering an extra special touch.
Callaway Winery features Meritage Restaurant, a relaxing restaurant sitting high atop the valley. Meritage uses ingredients from their onsite greenhouse and garden when available and all of their dishes are paired perfectly with Callaway’s award-winning wine.
If you are looking for something truly spectacular, spend your evening at The Restaurant at Leoness. The Restaurant is rated the #1 Winery Restaurant by USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice and Best Restaurant of the Inland Empire for four consecutive years. From harvest to bottling, Leoness Cellars makes hundreds of carefully thought out decisions to offer you the highest-scoring wine, all of which pair perfectly with their made-from-scratch kitchen.