Temecula Wine Country, Southern California (April, 2002)

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.