Living in Temecula Wine Country
Meet a dynamic region that’s equal parts scenic suburb, rustic-chic resort and unspoiled high desert wilderness. Celebrated for its dry climate, watercolor landscapes and equidistance to the Los Angeles and San Diego metros, it’s the gateway to Palm Springs and the greater Coachella Valley — home to the eponymous music festival and iconic Joshua Tree National Park. The Temecula Valley AVA, historically a thriving winemaking region, has experienced a renaissance as of late, bottling award-winning vintages and playing host to a growing gourmet scene that’s pinging the radars of epicureans near and far. Booming development in recent decades transitioned the area’s once largely-agricultural towns to populous self-sufficient commercial centers, with well-stocked Main Streets full of eclectic shops and splashy sidewalk-table eateries. You'll also find championship golf, polo clubs, and a bevy of museums and attractions to explore.