25 Fresh, Vibrant, SpringFest Things To Do in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country



Thanks to our friends at the Temecula Convention & Visitors Bureau



CONTACT: Kimberly Adams, 951/491-6085; Kimberly@TemeculaCVB.com

TEMECULA VALLEY Southern California Wine Country: March 30, 2011 – “The joys of spring – fresh blue skies, colorful wildflowers in bloom, grapevines budding out, and green grasses beginning to grow between vineyard rows – beckon to play now in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country,” encourages Kimberly Adams, Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO. “To inspire SpringFest experiences are 5 ideas each for Food and Wine Lovers, the Great Outdoors, Authentic and Cultural Experiences, Romantic Get-Aways, and The Ladies – or mix and match. It’s easy to experience so much of Old Town Temecula, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and Temecula Valley Wine Country in just a few days.” The casual, picturesque valley with rolling hills and vineyards celebrates SpringFest daily through May 31 and is centrally located just 1 hour from Orange County and Palm Desert, and 1½ hours from Los Angeles.


For Food & Wine Lovers

1. Experience the Vineyard Picnic Tour with tastings at 4 intriguing Temecula Valley wineries plus a gourmet picnic lunch; it makes for a feast of a spring day.*

2. Discover or revisit Old Town Temecula specialty food stores with celebrated olive oils, vinegars, artisan cheeses, herbs, spices, more; stores’ tasting bars are an exceptional, sensory experience.

3. Savor at Old Town Temecula wine bars and tasting rooms including new releases and the vintages of the valley’s small, one-of-a-kind, boutique wineries.

4. Do a dedicated discovery of the De Portola Wine Trail’s 9 appealing wineries in Temecula Valley Wine Country; it’s the southeastern route accessed via Anza Road.

5. Shop spring’s Old Town Temecula’s Farmers’ Markets, Saturday mornings for spring greens, beautiful strawberries, sweet citrus; enjoy casual dining with international fare.

*Reservations required or recommended.


In the Great Outdoors

1. Experience springtime hot air ballooning over Temecula Valley Wine Country for spectacular views of green countryside and wildflowers in bloom.*

2. Do a dedicated discovery of Temecula Valley’s excellent golf courses;  stay 3 days and nights, and play all challenging and scenic,  5.*

3. Discover the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve in spring with wildflowers in bloom and pollinators like butterflies busy-at-work.

4. Savor Temecula Valley Wine Country at night with dining and live music; time your visit for the full moon or – for a sky full of stars, the new moon.

5. Horseback ride in Temecula Valley Wine Country for fresh, crisp air and spring scenery; choose your pace: leisurely or at a happy trot.*

*Reservations required or recommended.


For Authentic & Cultural Experiences

1. Catch excellent stage performances like the musical, Jesus Christ Superstar at every-seat-is-a-great seat, Old Town Temecula Community Theater.*

2. Experience the awesome Pechanga Theater and its renown for headline shows like Chicago, Tony Bennett, Julio Iglesias, B-52s, and The Moody Blues.

3. Savor personable experiences by planning your stay mid-week when potential opportunities to meet Temecula Valley Wine Country winemakers and winemaking families are greater.

4. Do a dedicated discovery of the multi-faceted live music (jazz, popular/rock/rhythm n’ blues, country, and classical) at the intimate Old Town Temecula venue known as The MERC.

5. Wake early for an exhilarating flight over Temecula Valley Wine Country by hot air balloon; nothing else quite compares to this springtime adventure.*

*Reservations required or recommended.


For A Romantic Get-Away

1. Taste, wine and dine in Southern California’s oh-so-very romantic Temecula Valley Wine Country; purchase favorite sparkling wines to toast special moments and achievements, back home.

2. Discover the spring romance of Old Town Temecula strolling hand-in-hand, shopping the unique stores, and stopping to enjoy the fine wine bars, restaurants, and bistros.

3. Savor spring days and nights at Pechanga Resort & Casino with exciting gaming 24/7, exceptional entertainment and dining, plus great golf and an inviting spa.*

4. Share an oh-so memorable, spring, hot air balloon flight over Temecula Valley Wine Country; know romance floating free and silently.*

5. Enjoy more, personable experiences and say, “Old Town Temecula and Temecula Valley Wine Country were OURS,” by staying mid-week.*

*Reservations required or recommended.


For The Ladies (Friends, Mothers, Sisters, Daughters)

1. Do a dedicated discovery of a favorite wine varietal and taste many styles in Temecula Valley Wine Country; plus dine, shop, and enjoy live music.

2. Explore hip and historic Old Town Temecula in springtime with the seasonal specialties of boutiques, wine bars, restaurants, bistros, and coffee houses; plus Saturday mornings Farmers’ Markets.

3. Do springtime get-away to the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve; hike, picnic, admire wildflowers, butterflies, and perhaps rabbits and deer.

4. Experience Pechanga Resort & Casino (OC Register People’s Choice, Best) with exciting poker, table games, slots; plus excellent springtime dining and nightlife; and a tempting spa.*

5. Delight in a  post-flight toast to adventure and friendship following an ultimately memorable, spring-time hot air balloon ride over Temecula Valley Wine Country.*

*Reservations required or recommended.


To learn more about Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, please go to VisitTemecula.org or call 888/363-2852.


***PLEASE NOTE: Information is believed to be accurate but is subject to change. Please call ahead for the latest details.


Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau:

VisitTemecula.org is the official website of the Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, a 501(c)6 non-profit organization that is the region’s official resource for visitors, and that stimulates tourism and economic development by promoting Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country.

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