Elegant Suites at Four-Star Wine Resort with Art of Sparkling Wine Tour
With its carefully cultivated grounds and mediterranean architecture, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is reminiscent of Tuscany. But it’s set on 38 picturesque acres in Southern California’s Temecula Valley, a region revered for viniculture. The resort’s tower suites have panoramic views of the resort’s star attraction—the vineyards.
You’ll learn about how sparkling wine is made on a 30-minute Art of Sparkling Wine Tour included with this Getaway. It takes visitors through each aspect of the process, from the vineyard to the barrel room.
Later, you can unwind in the resort's luxurious GrapeSeed Spa, where you can apply your $10 spa credit toward treatments of $85 or more, such as full-body seaweed wraps. 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 or other gourmet entrees.
South Coast suites provide the most intimate setting to share an included bottle of preselected wine, and the bedroom's warm burgundy and green hues subtly recall the vineyards. You can also 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 small 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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