Elegant, Private Villas amid Sprawling Vineyards
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s private villas are so close to its vineyards that you could reach out the windows and pluck fresh grapes from the vine. With its carefully cultivated grounds and Mediterranean architecture, the resort is reminiscent of a remote village in Tuscany, but you’ll find it on 38 picturesque acres in Southern California’s Temecula Valley, a region revered for viniculture.
Your two-, three-, or five-night stay comes with an array of add-ons, which can be used throughout your visit. You could spend part of your first day taking a one-hour winery tour, which immerses you in every aspect of the winemaking process, from the vineyard to barrel room. The next day, you could spend some time unwinding in the resort's luxurious GrapeSeed Spa, which offers a number of indulgences, from champagne facials to full-body seaweed wraps. On the third day, feel free to use your lunch credit at the onsite Vineyard Rose Restaurant, a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner. You can pair the winery's cabernet sauvignon with pan-seared salmon and other gourmet entrees.
By opting for a three- or five-night stay, you and a guest will sample wines and cheese during a four-course chef’s tasting dinner in the tasting room. You’ll be sipping acclaimed vino—the California State Fair named South Coast the Golden State Winery of the Year in 2008 and 2009. An outdoor terrace provides a view of the rolling vineyards and nearby Palomar Mountain.
Your private villa provides the most intimate setting to share an included bottle of wine. The bedroom's warm burgundy and green hues subtly recall the vineyards, and the roomy jacuzzi supplies a romantic spot to relax. Or head to the outdoor saltwater pool, which pipes music underwater through waterproof speakers.
Temecula Valley, California: Rolling Vineyards and Small-Town Charm
Located in Southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego, Temecula feels like a small farm town compared to the metropolises it's sandwiched between. Temecula's landscape offers a relaxing contrast to its neighbors’ urban sprawl; here, you’ll find rolling vineyards that produce award-winning wines. Tours and tastings are a popular way to explore wineries, but Temecula's countryside can be best appreciated in a hot-air-balloon ride, which you can arrange through the resort.
Enjoy another quaint mode of transportation by hitching a ride in a horse-drawn carriage through Old Town Temecula, which resembles an Old West town with its rustic windmill, decorative wagons, and historical buildings. Along the wooden boardwalks, you'll find saloons, antique shops, and boutiques selling handmade quilts, baked goods, and cuckoo clocks. If you’re in town on Saturdays, visit the local farmers’ market for fresh flowers, fruits, and vegetables.
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