Just over an hour away from both Los Angeles and San Diego, Temecula is perfect for
growing grapes because it benefits from the “Rainbow Gap” – cool air that blows inland from the ocean that gets trapped in the valley and moderates the daytime temperatures creating a climate similar to the Mediterranean.
winery, to larger more established places, such as Callaway, one of the first wineries to open in the region.
Temecula’s wineries aren’t the only reason to visit. Old Town Temecula has been in existence since 1882 when the California Railroad was built and still has many historical features and looks like the set straight out of a Hollywood western.
Old Town also has a number of restaurants, entertainment venues, art galleries and boutiques selling everything from olive oil to clothes.