If you are visiting Southern California, you’ve likely heard about the wine growing region of Temecula, and are looking for the best wine tasting tours in Temecula.
Temecula is a beautiful wine region in southern California. There are more than 40 wineries to visit, and small tasting rooms where you can taste the some of the best wine that the region has to offer.
However, if you are visiting from San Diego, you may find that the hour-long drive to the wine tasting region of Temecula is much more than you bargained for. Southern California freeways are unfortunately notorious for traffic jams, and the one-hour drive to Temecula with no traffic can easily devolve into a two+ hour slog through traffic.
San Diego Wineries Are Among the Best in the World
There is an alternative to fighting the traffic to participate in the Temecula wine tasting tours. San Diego has more than 100 wineries right here in our backyard! That’s more than twice the number of wineries in Temecula!
In fact, San Diego County is California’s oldest and most established wine growing region; it is where wineries and viticulture (the science, production, and study of grapes) began in the Golden State!
Let San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours delight you on a tour of California’s most established wineries. San Diego County is full of vineyards with sweeping vistas, quaint tasting rooms, charming family-run vineyards, and some of the best wines in the world.
Wine Tasting Options to Fit Every Palette
San Diego vineyards are just a short, fun drive from downtown San Diego on our Chauffeured Winery Tour. We pick you up and drop you off from most San Diego locations.
Or, hop on a train with us and experience San Diego’s famous coastline. The Winery Train Tour hugs the California coastline and visits the region’s charming, eclectic urban wineries. It has been rated the #1 Wine Train in the World by TV’s Travel Channel, and is the perfect way to experience San Diego while indulging in your love of wine.
If you have a larger group who would prefer a more exclusive experience, join us on our Champagne Vineyard Adventure. This tour includes a visit to a local, family run vineyard with a knowledgeable and passionate guide to teach you about the process of winemaking, and a delicious winery meal.
On all our winery tours, you’ll learn about the history of the winery and about San Diego’s role in creating a booming California wine culture. You’ll also enjoy ample tastes of California’s best wine, and enjoy delectable hand-selected food selections. Your experienced Tour Guide will ensure that the entire experience is unforgettable.
Join us today, and learn why San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours has more than 1,000 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor, and has been internationally recognized as a world-class tour company.
Frequently Asked Questions about the San Diego Chauffeured Winery Tour
Watch this video of Shira Bliss, founder and owner, describe the difference between the Chauffeured Winery Tour and the Winery Train Tour, or read the transcript below.
You can choose non-alcoholic drinks instead of the wine/beer. You will get to participate in all the wonderful food, gifts, presentations, and guided tours. Published tour ticket prices apply.
Gratuities for your tour guide, although not required, are always appreciated. Industry standard is 20% of your tour ticket price which comes to about $30 per person.
[FAQ Video transcript: “The differences between the Chauffeured Winery Tour and the Winery Train Tour are primarily the mode of transportation and where we go. On the Chauffeured Winery Tour, we are going to be taking you to wineries with vineyards. On the Winery Train Tour, we’ll be taking you to urban wineries. Those are fully operational wineries where they make the wines, but not the vineyards where they grow the grapes. On the Chauffeured Winery Tour, we’ll be providing door-to-door transportation, so that means we’ll pick you up from your hotel or home. On the Winery Train Tour, you’ll conveniently go to your nearest train station. The Winery Train Tour is a little more active than the Chauffeured Winery Tour, you’re going to have guided historic walks on that tour, so it’s a great tour for those who like to get out and walk. On the Chauffeured Tour, there will be beautiful, gentle strolls in the vineyards if you so choose. So there you go! There are the differences between the Chauffeured Winery Tour and the Winery Train Tour.”]
[Main Video transcript: “The San Diego Wine Country Chauffeured Tour. It’s our most deluxe tour; it has the most wine and food of all of our tours. On that fabulous tour, we’ll pick you up from your home or hotel, and whisk you away to three wonderful wineries. We’ll have about 18 different wines on that tour, and at the first winery a delicious cheese and fruit platter with our wine tastings. At the third winery, we’re going to be enjoying a delicious dinner overlooking the winery’s grounds. You’ll get sightseeing and guided tours, and you’ll get to learn about the viticulture and the local history of San Diego; we’ll even have a wine tasting appreciation presentation. You’re going to absolutely love it!”]