As we checked into a hotel our first night
in San Diego we were pleasantly surprised to find a brochure on a wine
country (with 15 or more wineries) only an hour's drive from San
Diego. We had found it mentioned on the web while planning our
trip but luckily we left a day open for just such a place!
Temecula is north of San Diego (on I-15)
and is an interesting area. The wine country is fairly new and
the town is entirely new! Its current population is around
60,000 and it is damn near impossible to find anything that isn't new.
The town has just sprung out of nowhere.
That's Mel (on the bridge) on the grounds
of a winery.