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Temecula Valley Wine Country has rich history begging to be explored


Last updated 12/23/2017 at Noon

Award-winning wines adorn the walls of Callaway Winery’s tasting room. Andrea Estrada photo

We all know Temecula Valley Wine Country. Most residents of the area have spent time there, discovering wines of all varieties, but did you know the first winery became reality in 1974, 15 years before the city of Temecula was incorporated?

According to Annette Brown, with Visit Temecula Valley, the first Temecula Wine Country pioneers began purchasing acreage and planting their vineyards in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In 1974, the founding of Callaway Winery marked the beginning of winemaking in the Temecula Valley.

Callaway Winery’s website said that founder Ely Reeves Callaway Jr...

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