The Temecula Wine Valley Tour: from The OC Coast
Duration: 8 hours
Schedule: Fridays & Saturdays
Start Time: Laguna Beach – 8:00 a.m. | Newport Coast – 8:15 a.m.
Pickup Locations: Laguna Beach, Newport Coast
Transportation: 14-passenger customized mini-bus for a comfortable ride
- Visit Four Wineries
- Three Wineries with Tastings
- One Winery with a Charcuterie Board
- One Production Warehouse Tour
- One Wine Cave Tour
- Friday: Lunch at Cougar Winery (pre-order through Best Coast Tours; payment on-site)
- Saturday: Lunch at Bel Vino Winery (catered by Board & Brew; purchase through Best Coast Tours)
Relax and enjoy the scenic Temecula Valley vineyards while we handle the driving!
- Adult Alcohol-based tour: Ages 21+ yrs
- Child No Alcohol Included: Ages 3-20 yrs
- Toddler Ages 0-2 yrs
Prepare for an exhilarating journey through the breathtaking Temecula Wine Valley with our guided California wine tasting tour. Led by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide, this experience promises to be an unforgettable adventure. Get ready to indulge your taste buds in a tantalizing treat of 3 wine tastings, each sip offering a symphony of flavors. And that’s not all; at one stop, you’ll be delighted by delectable charcuterie boards that will excite your palate.
But the excitement doesn’t end there! Brace yourself for a captivating production tour, revealing the secrets of winemaking, and venture into the heart of the valley’s largest wine cave for an awe-inspiring experience like no other.
And let’s not forget about lunch – it’s a culinary escapade in itself! On Fridays, we’ll savor mouthwatering delights from Cougar Winery’s Sangio Deli, while Saturdays offer a feast of catered Board & Brew Sandwiches, tantalizing your taste buds (lunch not included in the cost of the tour). Plus, Saturdays at Bel Vino come alive with live music, making it the perfect party spot!
As we journey through the picturesque countryside, we’ll visit four handpicked wineries, each with its unique charm and award-winning wines. Immerse yourself in the captivating ambiance of the ‘jewel’ of Riverside County, with its rolling vineyards, enchanting hot-air balloons, and acclaimed restaurants.
Sit back, relax, and let us take care of the driving, as we pick you up and drop you off at your hotel in Orange County, San Diego, or Temecula. Throughout our top-tier wine tour, our expert guide will regale you with fascinating stories and the rich history of the valley, ensuring your senses are captivated every step of the way.
Somerset Winery: Unveil the art of winemaking with tastings and a captivating Production Warehouse Tour, all included in the tour price. Discover the craftsmanship behind Somerset Winery’s exceptional wines, cultivated with care and passion.
Oak Mtn. Winery: Venture into the depths of the wine cave during this tour, which includes Charcuterie Boards, tastings, and a fascinating Cave Tour. Experience the magic of Oak Mtn. Winery’s unique underground cellar and savor delightful flavors.
Cougar Winery (Friday’s Lunch Stop): Indulge in a delightful lunch at Sangio’s Deli, where you can savor seasonal selections, from mouthwatering salads to hand-tossed pizzas, each bursting with a symphony of flavors. Please note that lunch is not included in the tour price, allowing you to choose your favorites and relish every bite at your own pace.
Bel Vino (Saturday’s Lunch Stop): Satisfy your taste buds with sandwiches catered by Board & Brew, crafted with fresh, real ingredients delivered daily. Prepare to be serenaded by live music at the winery while relishing your culinary experience. Lunch is not included in the tour price. Check out their wine slushies and enjoy a 25% discount on tastings here (all other tastings throughout the tour are included in the price of the tour).
Callaway Winery: Toast to an unforgettable journey through the Temecula Wine Valley with tastings included in the tour price. Raise your glass to this final stop, celebrating the beauty of this exceptional wine region.
Join us on this thrilling adventure, and let’s raise our glasses to a day filled with joy, discovery, and the finest wines that Temecula has to offer!
Discover the Wineries:
Experience 30 years of winemaking excellence at Somerset Vineyard & Winery. This 13-acre estate specializes in sustainably-farmed varieties from Southern France and select regions in Spain. Delight in their Rhône and Spanish varieties like Viognier, Grenache, and Tempranillo, all grown on the property.
Tastings and a Production Warehouse Tour await to immerse you in their world of exceptional hand-crafted wines.
Nestled on the De Portola Wine Trail, Oak Mtn. Winery boasts the only mined wine cave in Southern California. Sample handcrafted wines in the cave tasting room or the main tasting room, both offering scenic views of the vineyard. Don’t miss the captivating tour through the 10,000 square foot wine cave, a truly unique experience.
Charcuterie boards and tastings complete this delightful winery visit.
A family-owned boutique winery, Cougar Vineyard & Winery, has been crafting exceptional wines for over two decades. Savor their unique Italian varietals rarely found in the United States, such as Lambrusca di Alessandria and Brachetto. Enjoy picturesque views of the valley, have a picnic surrounded by olive trees and grapevines, and indulge in their award-winning wines during tastings.
Lunch at Cougar Winery’s Sangio Deli is a flavorful treat (meal not included in the tour price). Menu to be found here: https://cougarwinery.com/deli-menu/
Bel Vino Winery offers an authentic wine country experience on its 40-acre vineyard, providing spectacular views of Temecula. Enjoy up to 30 great wines, including gold medal winners, in their beautifully converted horse stable turned Tasting Room and Barrel Room. Complimentary live music on weekends adds to the fun.
Savor the flavors of the valley’s finest cuisine catered by Board & Brew during your lunch stop (meal not included in the tour price).
As Temecula Valley’s founding estate winery, Callaway Vineyard & Winery boasts a rich history of producing premium wines. Admire panoramic vineyard views and experience artfully crafted award-winning wines during tastings. For a truly unforgettable culinary experience, dine alfresco at Meritage at Callaway. The menu, crafted with passion and quality, complements the elegant art of plating, providing an unparalleled dining experience in Southern California’s Wine Country.
Tastings are included in the tour price.