Wine Country

Location & Scenery
Less than 60 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles lies Temecula Valley Wine Country, the heart of California's South Coast wine region. Rolling hills covered with vineyards, expansive views reaching to 11,000 foot high mountains, air swept by ocean breezes, and world-class wines make Temecula Valley Wine County a beautiful and fun area to visit.
Temecula Wine Country Map
These wineries produce award-winning wines made possible by a unique microclimate and well-drained granite soils. The 1,500 foot elevation makes for cool summer nights, and delightful breezes come through the vineyards every afternoon throughout the summer.

More Information
More information about the wineries, wine tours, or special events can be found on the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association website.
Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival
Festival demographics include visitors from San Diego, Riverside, Los Angeles and Orange counties, with 38,000 people attending during the Festival weekend.

The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival offers a "festival within a festival" and features:
  • Arts and crafts
  • Commercial exhibits
  • Food court
  • Kids Faire
  • Top-name concerts
  • Wine tasting in the Wine Gardens
Wine Tasting
Wine tasting features different premium wines from numerous Temecula Valley wineries as well as others from Southern California.

Hot Air Balloon Flights
Make your Festival experience memorable and book a hot air balloon flight.
  • Your flight will begin at sunrise as the balloon lifts gently into the sapphire skies above Lake Skinner. Balloons cannot "steer" and must fly with the gentle breezes of the air currents. You could find yourself back at the Festival grounds or floating gracefully over the Temecula Valley wine country.
  • Your pilot will return you safely to the Festival and an afternoon of fun.
More Festival Information
The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival is not a city organized event. More information about the festival can be found at the festival website.