By Deb Flomberg
Get off the beaten path and take a drive to Temecula Valley Wine Country. There are so many different wineries that you can easily visit 10 or 12 of them in a short trip. Of course, remember to either not swallow that wine or bring a designated driver along for the ride. The wineries are nestled fairly close together, so you can drive from winery to winery, sampling the best and picking up a bottle or two to take home or gift to your friends and family.
There are a number of self-guided winery tours at Temecula Wines, so you can pick the one the suites you best. Try the Familiar Favorites Tour, that will take you through Bailey Vineyard and Winery, Callaway Vineyard and Winery, Hart Winery, Maurice Car’rie, Keyways, Mount Palomar, Van Roekel, and Thorton Winery. Clearly, that is a lot of wine for one trip, but you’ll get a dose of Temecula Valley history along with all the great established wines.
Or try the Off the Beaten Path tour, that will lead you through some of the less-known wineries and the small gems that you may just fall in love with. From the Briar Rose Winery to the Foot Path Wiinery, Lumiere and Palumbo, this one also includes nine different locations. If you need something that has a sampling of wineries for everyone, then try the Something for Everyone tour, that will give you a great selection of both red and white wines, and take you to another nine stops, including Bel Vino, Danza del Sol, and Leoness Cellars along with several others.
For a road tour like this, you will definitely need the right car. Imagine driving from winery to winery in the SLK55 AMG Roadster from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You can put the top down, and enjoy the clear sky and cool breezes as your drive from stop to stop. It is the perfect luxury car for a truly luxurious drive.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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