New Restaurants, Hotels, Wineries & Things To Do In Southern California’s Wine Country
Here’s what’s new in Temecula Valley with wineries, hotels, restaurants and a cool way to get around the area.
New Wineries & Wine Tasting In Temecula Valley
De Portola Estate Winery features a tasting room and restaurant with views from its location on De Portola Road. The winery is named after the Spanish explorer Gaspar De Portola and the restaurant is called Gaspar’s. Winemaker Paul Warson previously was making wine in Napa then Santa Ynez Valley. The winery will soon feature live music and events and will eventually also include a hotel and spa. It is currently open for weddings.
Website: De Portola Estate Winery
Europea Village has opened the Spanish-inspired Bolero to go along with its existing French-themed C’est La Vie. Europea Village is a unique winery with a hotel, restaurant, and coming soon, a spa. Its wines are from European-style varietal grapes, bringing forth premium wines in the classic traditions of France, Spain and Italy. The rustic Cantina at Bolero features a curated menu of tapas, house wines, spirits and cocktails and private label beers.
New Restaurants In Temecula Valley
Small Barn features rustic food in a historic Old Town building. Its setting includes beautiful outdoor seating on a patio with a wrap-around porch and a fireside lounge. Culinary Director, Angelo Sosa, is a passionate chef, restaurateur, author and TV personality.
Website: Small Barn
At Bottega Italian Chef Gimmy Piperku is a pizza maker extraordinaire originally from Rome Italy. He holds many national and international pizza competition titles. This authentic Italian restaurant provides both indoor and outdoor dining in Old Town Temecula and features “all you love about Italy.”
Website: Bottega Italia
Oscars Brewing Company is a brewery that has a patio restaurant with fire pits overlooking the Temecula Duck Pond Park, as well as a bakery for its pizzas. It makes its own beer on site and also serves cocktails. It is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner with indoor and outdoor dining.
Website: Oscar’s Brewing Company
Grazing Theory Wine & Cheese Shop is just what it sounds like: a place to go for cheese boards and quality charcuterie along with wine, too, of course. There are set boards for four to 30 people featuring brunch items, high end meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, honey, dips, breads, and crackers. Everything is customizable, the options are almost limitless. They also offer Wine & Cheese Pairing Charcuterie Workshops for groups.
Website: Grazing Theory Wine & Cheese Shop
New Temecula Valley Hotels
Staybridge Suites is the newest Extended Stay Hotelwith all-suites and fully equipped kitchens, including full size refrigerators, microwaves, and a cooktop. It has a complimentary deluxe hot breakfast buffet and evening receptions. Staybridge is located on Jefferson Avenue.
Website: Extended Stay Hotel Suites in Temecula California
With five elegant villas, The New Inn is “luxury at its finest” in Temecula Valley. Each room has its own indoor and outdoor rain shower, soaking tub, private patio with fire pit, double vanity, wet bar, refrigerator, free high-speed wireless Internet and Bluetooth audio speaker.
Website: The New Inn
Hilton Garden Inn is scheduled to open late fall on Jefferson Avenue, within walking distance to Old Town Temecula.
E-Bike Rentals In Temecula Valley
Temecula Wine Country E-Bike Rentals gets people pedaling on paved and dirt roads with little effort. Bikes come with a water bottle cage, cell phone bracket, lock, helmet, maps, picnic bag (available for rent), drawstring bag for personal belongings (for rent or purchase). Delivery is available at no charge or takeoff at various locations.
Website: Temecula Wine Country E-Bike Rentals