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Best Breakfasts In Temecula Wine Country

August 7, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: The Inn at Europa)

(credit: The Inn at Europa)

(credit: The Inn At Europa)

(credit: The Inn At Europa)

Mornings in Temecula Wine Country can be enchanting with its early sunrises, dewy vineyards, and crisp cool air. It is an idyllic setting for a scrumptious breakfast, or brunch. If you want to beat the crowds, and enjoy the vineyards at a slower pace head early into wine country or spend the night at one of the quaint and cozy bed and breakfasts.

(credit: Churon Winery)

(credit: Churon Winery)

Churon Winery

33233 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591
(951) 694-9070
www.innatchuronwinery.com

Leave your passports at home and experience a bit of France among the rolling vineyard hills in Temecula Wine Country. Guests who spend the night at the Chateau can enjoy a complimentary breakfast while watching hot air balloons wafting over the 11-acre French-style estate.

(credit: The Inn at Europa)

(credit: The Inn at Europa)

The Inn at Europa

33350 La Serena Way
Temecula, CA 92591
1-877-676-7047
innateuropavillage.com

Get first class treatment for breakfast at Europa Village. Guests who stay at the Inn, which is set on a lush vineyard knoll, can start their mornings at a slow pace as they sip coffee or mimosas while looking down over Europa Village and the beautiful Temecula Wine Country. The Inn offers guests peace and serenity as well as the hospitality and amenities that make memories for life.

Chef Dean starts each morning preparing a two-course gourmet breakfast prepared with local ingredients slow-food style. Chef Dean will also serve up for breakfast a guest’s favorite wine from Europa Winery upon request.

(credit: Wilson Creek Winery)

(credit: Wilson Creek Winery)

Wilson Creek Winery

35960 Rancho California Rd.
Temecula, CA 92591
(951) 699-WINE (9463)
www.wilsoncreekwinery.com

Nestled at the end of Rancho California Road in the Temecula Wine Country, Wilson Creek Winery offers amazing breakfasts created by Chef Clay. Each Sunday, Chef Clay prepares made-to-order dishes at the Creekside Grille. Guests can sip on Almond Champagne while enjoying French Toast with pure Maple Syrup, Belgian Waffles with Quartet-marinated berries and pecan butter, red potato corned beef hash with fried parsley, poached organic eggs with smoked pork loin and braised grape leaves, classic Hollandaise and toasted English muffin or a hearty grilled flat iron steak, eggs cooked to order, and breakfast potatoes or Ricotta Blintzes with Sweet and Sour Grapes. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and all day on Sundays.

(credit: Thorton Winery)

(credit: Thorton Winery)

Thorton Winery

32575 Rancho California Rd
Temecula, CA 92589
(951) 699-0099
www.thorntonwine.com

The award-winning, Café Champagne at Thornton Winery has been growing herbs and cutting home-grown flowers since 1988, making sure every effort has been made to offer the perfect combination of French Country Elegance and Gold Medal-winning Contemporary Cuisine. Breakfast, or brunch as some may call it at Thornton’s, is a delectable treat for a wine country experience. Executive Chef Steve Pickell’s breakfast creations include stuffed French Toast with warm caramelized apples and crisp bacon, petite filet with biscuits and gravy or traditional eggs Benedict. Don’t forget to pair your breakfast favorite with a Thorton wine like a Rousssane or Thorny’s Coat Red. Sunday brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(credit: South Coast Winery Resort And Spa)

(credit: South Coast Winery Resort And Spa)

South Coast Winery Resort and Spa

34843 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591
(951) 587-9463
www.southcoastwinery.com

Splurge on midweek breakfast or weekend brunch at South Coast Winery Resort and Spa. Try a warm Rolling Hills Banana “Foster” Pancake, or a Baguette French Toast with Spumante Diamante-Cinnamon Custard, and choice of pure maple or coconut syrup or a Breakfast Panini with fried egg, bacon and muenster cheese. Whatever you choose for your breakfast plate, you and your guest will be sure to have the freshest ingredients with many fruits and vegetables grown in the region. Breakfast is served from 8 to 10:45 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Michelle Mears-Gerst is a writer in South Orange County who can also be found @Sunnynsocal.

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