South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Offers Perfect Girlfriend Getaway in California’s Temecula Wine Country

It’s always wine weather in Temecula, California.

Nestled in between San Diego and Los Angeles, the Temecula wine country offers an intimate getaway for wine enthusiasts, road trippers and those seeking the good life, and the South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is the jewel in the heart of the region.

Perfect for a girlfriends’ getaway or romantic escape, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is one of the top Temecula wine country hotels for a relaxing vacation, wine tasting tour, elegant event and acclaimed dining experience.

The accommodations at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa are pleasantly tucked away in the vineyards. Lounge on the terrace of your private villa or hotel tower suite, surrounded by rolling vineyards for a unique winery getaway experience.

“When you think of the California wine country, everyone thinks of Napa or Sonoma, but the South Coast Winery Resort & Spa offers the full experience, not just wine. We have the full resort experience and are a one-stop shop for wine, relaxation and fine dining,” says Steven Sprague, marketing director.

“This is what really sets us apart from the rest of the region. We are the only full-service resort that’s also a winery, and we have the ability to cater to those who come here for vacation.”

In 1981, South Coast founder Jim Carter was introduced by his father to a pristine region in Southern California with views for miles of the valley below. He purchased 400 acres, which would later become the award-winning vineyards in the Southern California Temecula Valley.

Becoming a vintner inspired another chapter in Jim’s story when he built South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. Complete with villas, a restaurant and a spa situated in the middle of 63 acres, his story continues to grow, much like the vines he first planted.

“I wanted to share the complete wine country experience. Guests not only enjoy the finest wines paired with the finest foods, but they stay in a private villa right in the middle of a vineyard,” Jim says. “We are Temecula Valley’s only full-service winery-resort that gives them a glimpse of our lifestyle in one of the most beautiful places in Southern California.”

Today, the Southern California Temecula Valley winery resort has earned more than 2,000 distinguished awards and medals for the grapes it’s grown and wine it’s produced. In June 2016, South Coast Winery broke records with its fourth win in the California State Winery of the Year Wine Competition.

South Coast Winery brought home the first California State Winery of the Year award to its Southern California Temecula Valley home in 2008 and then again with a back-to-back win in 2009. It earned the top title in the California State Wine Competition again in 2013.

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South Coast Winery Resort & Spa features the main tasting room, an exclusive wine club tasting room and daily wine tours.

But don’t stop at the wine. South Coast Winery Resort & Spa offers an unforgettable Temecula lodging experience that allows guests direct access to vineyards from their patio. Villas and suites encompass between 490 to 1,150 square feet and feature amenities such as faux and gas fireplaces, soothing deep soaking tubs and plush bathrobes.

Most people who stay a few days at the resort dedicate at least one full day at the South Coast spa.

“Typically, people set aside one day for a full spa day. Here you can swim in the heated saltwater pool, take a yoga class, get a facial treatment and enjoy poolside dining,” Steven says.

The GrapeSeed Spa offers tranquility paths through the vineyards, private yoga classes and a fitness center. Guests can renew their souls in the luxury of one of the healing spa services that range from a variety of massage and body treatments, facials, nail care and social spa experiences.

After a day of rejuvenation, relax on an oversized chaise lounge on the spa’s spacious veranda overlooking wine country, or relax poolside with the sun overhead while sipping South Coast’s signature wines.

Although many people who visit find enough to enjoy on the property, the Temecula region offers an array of activities that can be booked through the South Coast concierge. Take a hot air balloon ride over the wine country, or book a winery tour to the area’s other wineries.

“Lots of people who visit wine country want to visit several different wineries, so it’s easy to book a wine tour,” Steven says. “The surrounding area is gorgeous with plenty of hiking and biking too. You can even book a jeep tour to the area wineries or a motorcycle sidecar tour.”

The old town of Temecula is nearby as well, offering nightlife, live music seven days a week and local restaurants and cuisine.

“We also have horse and carriage rides that you can book through the concierge,” Steven says. “There are lots of things to do out here in Temecula wine country.”

With specials and packages starting at $219 a night, the South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is the perfect way to enjoy a long girls’ getaway in the heart of California wine country. The resort is located roughly an hour north of San Diego and an hour south of Los Angeles, so it’s also easy and convenient to reach.

For more information, visit SouthCoastWinery.com.