This past Saturday, a crew of me and 34 of my closest friends ventured inland about 50 miles to Temecula, which is basically the Napa Valley of San Diego. We went to one winery that was absolutely lovely, and I want to share it with you today.
Located at 33410 Rancho California Rd, Miramonte Winery has something for everyone, even those people who admittedly aren't huge wine fans (like, ahem, me). Beautiful views of rolling grape fields and other wineries, misters to cool you in the dry East County heat (necessary. It was about 91 degree the day we went!), and a delicious sangria selection (as well as wine, of course) make Miramonte a standout Temecula winery.
As you can see from the photos, zero fun was had. Despite this winery being beautifully decorated, with a rustic vineyard aesthetic, the location caters to a wide variety of attendees, up to and including relatively rowdy party buses. We also saw a handful of bride-to-bes and other large parties.
One thing to be aware of going in is that the food selection at Miramonte is relatively light. At one point my girlfriends and I ordered a "cheese plate" that ended up being a cream-cheese-esque tub of a mish-mash of cheeses. I mean... we still ate it (and it was good!) just not what we were expecting.
My favorite wines that I sampled at Miramonte were the Moscato and the Red Sangria, but like I said, I'm not a huge wine buff. One of the cooler things about sampling wines at Miramonte is that for $20, you get six tastings and one of their wine glasses (pictured above). Pretty nice souvenir!
Miramonte is a wonderful winery, but don't just take my word for it. Check out their Yelp reviews here
Have you been to Temecula? What other wineries would you recommend?