We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Guided Temecula Wine Tour from San Diego

Select Date and Travellers
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

    We provide daily round-trip service from many San Diego hotels and lodging establishments. A partial list can be found in our listing below.

    Stop At: Old Town Temecula, Temecula, CA

    This first stop allows time to explore the rustic streets lined with unique shops, specialty food purveyors, galleries, tasting rooms, and antique stores. Peruse for gifts, sample gourmet delicacies, and soak in the quaint setting. Founded in the mid 1800’s, Temecula’s western history is showcased along the rustic streets, with numerous shops housed in original buildings. A Saturday morning Farmer's Market is always a favorite of participants. popular

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Frangipani Estate Winery, 39750 De Portola Rd, Temecula, CA 92592-9628

    Departing for wine country, the tour follows a scenic route along the De Portola Wine Trail as our engaging Destination Temecula guide shares fun information about the culture of wine tasting, the historical significance of the valley, and the reasons grape cultivation flourishes in the Temecula Valley appellation.

    Indulge in a relaxing, fun, informative afternoon visiting three unique and breathtaking wineries, interacting with knowledgeable pouring staff, and often engaging with the wine maker and/or winery owner. Sample anywhere from 15-20 different wines throughout the day.

    A delicious, individually served upscale picnic lunch is enjoyed at this first winery stop. Savor the beautiful valley view before you with Mount Palomar on the horizon as you sample wines, enjoy your lunch, and engage in stimulating conversation with your tour mates, many who often become new best friends by the end of the day!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Wilson Creek Winery, 35960 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-5088

    It is then off to the next winery, Wilson Creek, where you can join our guide for a fascinating private behind-the-scenes vineyard and production area tour conducted just for our guests, whom often find themselves chatting on the crush pad or in the production area with the winemaker. Play your cards right and you might sample a tasting from the tanks!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Callaway Vineyard & Winery, 32720 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4925

    Finish the afternoon at one of three wineries, Callaway Vineyard and Winery, Churon Inn and Winery, or Chapin Family Vineyards.

    The winery selection is based upon the day of the week, time of the day, and the type of wines the group on that particular tour has enjoyed over the course of the visit.

    During this last stop, participants enjoy a "casual" tasting on their own, with ample time provided to sample wine, make purchases, explore the fabulous grounds, take pictures and marvel at the breathtaking scenery.

    At Callaway, all wine is only sold on property, created exclusively from estate grown grapes..This beautiful, casually sophisticated setting offers stunning views of the rugged terrain surrounding our valley.

    Churon Inn and Winery offers an elegant, yet very relaxed setting featuring a tasting room with comfortable seating, an interesting, extensive selection of wine-related gifts, and fabulous grounds to explore.

    Chapin Family Vineyards, a boutique vintner specializing in “refined” red wines, is located in the former vacation home of the owner and winemaker, Steve Chapin. Guests relax on the covered patio to enjoy table service from friendly, informative staff while soaking in the beautiful vineyard setting and frequent, incredible sunsets.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

    The fun filled day of wine tasting and exploration finishes in the luxury of reclining seats and air conditioning arriving back in San Diego around 7 pm with drop off at each guest’s respective hotel.
    Show More
    Reviews (34)
    Filter reviews
    20 results
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Traveller rating
    Show reviews that mention
    All reviews destination temecula old town temecula wilson creek different wineries wineries visited fun trip first stop day trip would highly recommend this tour great tour san diego sonya vineyards frangipani
    Selected filters
    Updating list...
    1 - 5 of 20 reviews
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    First of all, the White Cabernet (2018) at Wilson Creek Vineyard is EVERYTHING. This was a great experience with my group of friends (6 of us in total) from San Diego. We visited the 3 wineries and had an amazing time. I will say the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Maria U
    Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

    The wineries visited are diverse to showcase many wines. Our guide Steve was very knowledgeable and helpful. Despite a bizarre traffic situation Steve maintained calm and cheer, excellent driver!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Julie M
    Reviewed 30 June 2019

    Myself and 2 girlfriends went on this wine tour. Steven was our guide and he was really great! The lunch was good, and the 3 wineries all offered different and unique wine and tastings! It was a really fun day trip!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank kimsK6078LX
    Reviewed 17 June 2019

    Our guide, Steven, was very knowledgeable about a variety of topics (e.g., wine, fauna, trivial info re: Topgun, food, etc.). He shared a ton of valuable information and he knew when to stop talking and let us do our own thing. Our first stop was...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Ang723
    TemeculaWineTourGuy, Owner at Destination Temecula Wine Tours & Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2019

    Very kind of you to take the time to share your experiences with others Ang723. Your comments are greatly appreciated by Stephen and the entire Destination Temecula team. For both your reference, and the benefit of others who may take heed of your perceptions, the...More

    Reviewed 21 May 2019

    On May 19th, I took the Guided Temecula Wine Tour. Dave (our tour guide and host) picked me up at my hotel and kept a running commentary/conversation throughout the trip. We stopped at 3 wineries and sampled the wares--quite good for some vintages--and generally had...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Pat O
    View more reviews
    Questions & Answers
    Ask a question
    8 August 2019|
    Response from TemeculaWineTourGuy | Property representative |
    Yes, pick up from this location can be arranged.
    Carol S
    4 August 2019|
    AnswerShow all 2 answers
    Response from Maria U | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, it does.
    30 July 2019|
    Response from TemeculaWineTourGuy | Property representative |
    Hello lagirlstrip19 - thank you for your inquiry. Our private excursions offer an inclusive package featuring a vehicle dedicated exclusively to your group. This option offers pick up from any Southern California location... More
    Key Details
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: +1 855 275 5071
    Travellers Also Viewed
    Frequently bought together
    La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour
    127 Reviews
    from US$45.00*
    Viator Exclusive: San Diego Luxury...
    77 Reviews
    from US$136.96*
    Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum
    489 Reviews
    from US$21.00*
    San Diego Zoo
    174 Reviews
    from US$54.00*
    La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour
    127 Reviews
    from US$45.00*
    San Diego City Tour
    142 Reviews
    from US$48.00*
    La Jolla & San Diego Beaches Tour
    18 Reviews
    from US$39.00*
    SoCal Riviera Electric Bike Tour of...
    224 Reviews
    from US$99.00*