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12 Unique and New, Group Event Venue and Menu Inspirations in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

February 10, 2014 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

VisitTemecula.org announces midweek inspirations for meeting and event planners, and tour and travel operators – from Tuscan-inspired wine country courtyards and farm elegant patios with views of vineyards and mountains, to authentic winery cellars and barrel rooms, all with customized menus and activities to meet group needs.

Welcoming 2 million visitors each year and featuring Downtown Old Town Temecula, Temecula Valley Wine Country, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and the Temecula Wine Country Golf Trail, the casual picturesque Temecula Valley is located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Hollywood.

TEMECULA VALLEY Southern California Wine Country, February 5, 2014: “For meeting and event planners, tour and travel operators, Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country’s unique, midweek group venues, menus, and activities beckon. From Tuscan-inspired wine country courtyards and farm elegant patios with vineyard views, to authentic winery cellars and barrel rooms,” announced Kimberly Adams, Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO. “Venues work to customize arrangements; and Temecula hotels and resorts provide 1,400+ guest rooms including nationally recognized, lodging property, contemporary accommodations.” Welcoming 2 million visitors yearly and with Old Town Temecula, Temecula Valley Wine Country, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and Temecula Wine Country Golf Trail, casual picturesque Temecula Valley is located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Hollywood.250x250TICBanner

*1-Courtyard: South Coast Winery (up to 1,200 guests)
Tuscan-inspired outdoor venue is ideal for Fortune 500 companies to non-profit organizations’ theme events, tradeshows, luncheons, celebrations. Unique menus include 5-course Chef’s Wine-Pairing feast. Activities include hot air balloon flights, bocce ball, horse-and-carriage rides, scavenger hunts, group-therapy yoga.

*2-Stone House and Stone Meadows: Temecula Creek Inn
(up to 36 guests; up to 250 guests)
Beside towering oak trees, historic Stone House is natural for executive retreats, wine dinners. The outdoor Stone Meadows features social deck and dining arbor ideal for luncheons, receptions, dinners. Offered are catering services, golf tournaments, glow ball contests.

*3-Barrel Room: Monte de Oro Winery (up to 200 guests)
With glass ceiling and stacked oak barrels, subterranean venue is truly unique. It is excellent for meetings, luncheons, celebratory dinners. Provided are customized menus, California-fresh, bistro cuisine; private wine tasting, blind tasting, seasonal grape stomps.

*4-Olive View Ranch (12 to 200 guests)
Renowned for sustainably grown, 100% California extra-virgin olive oil, Temecula Olive Oil Company’s rural countryside ranch is exceptional alfresco/outdoor venue among olive groves, flower/vegetable gardens (March through June, October-November). With sustainable agriculture as backdrop/inspiration, this is excellent setting for brainstorming, team building, seminars. Available are catering (rustic-style sandwiches to multi-course feasts); ranch tours, olive oil tastings, artisan-food classes.

*5-Journey’s End: Pechanga Resort (20 to 180 guests)
This is excellent for evening receptions, dinners. West-facing windows provide beautiful vistas of golf course, native canyons, boulder-strewn mountains; outdoor patio, night-sky stars. Available are full catering/beverage arrangements.

*6-Barrel Room: Wiens Family Cellars (25 to 50 guests)
With French and American oak barrels, this classic wine-country ambiance is ideal for meetings, formal dinners. Among group menus is “soup-and-salad buffet” (homemade soups; freshly baked bread, basil butter); “sanity break” (bruschetta, crostini, Wiens Sangiovese).

*7-Palumbo Vineyards & Winery (4 to 18 guests)
Exclusively by reservation, private, farm-elegant Barrel Tasting, Tour, and Lunch is premium varietal, artisanal, encounter with owner-winemaker Nicholas Palumbo. Gourmet picnic lunch on Palumbo Patio features vineyard and mountain views.

*8-Reserve Room: Callaway Winery (up to 20 guests)
Private, working-luncheons/dinners are memorable in picturesque Reserve Room. Private patio overlooks vineyards; private bar facilitates wine tasting, wine-by-the-glass. Also with vineyards views is newly renovated Chardonnay Room (up to 60 guests).

*9-Wilson Creek Manor (9 to 14 guests)
Mediterranean-inspired Manor retreat center sits on private, handsomely landscaped property. A salon with overstuffed couches and grand fireplace complements furnished boardroom. Available are customized catering; hot air balloon flights, horseback tours, wine tasting.

*10-Barrel Room: Ponte Estate Winery (12 guests)
Excellent for multiple meeting-configurations, lunches, receptions, dinners, with six giant oak casks and oak barrels tower from-floor-to-ceiling. Ponte provides catering; helps coordinate electric-bus estate tours, hot air balloon flights, vineyard hayrides, seasonal grape stomps.

*11-V.I.P. Room at Falkner Winery (up to 18 guests)
This is ideal for executive outings and unique parties. Barrel-shape, with a cove ceiling, and brick façade; richly appointed, windows view Falkner barrel room. Beautifully prepared, healthful menus consistent with Mediterranean diet are specialties.

*12-Temecula Valley Wine Country with The Grapeline (15 to 200 guests)
Grapeline wine tours provide custom itineraries, wine tasting, memorable, charter lunch- and dinner-packages. Available are event enhancements (wine blending, receptions, entertainment, tethered hot air balloon rides.) Other Temecula Valley wine-country tour companies (such as Executive V.I.P. and Sunset Limousine) also offer private tours and luncheons.

*Information is believed accurate but may be subject to change.

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