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By Annette Brown
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A dozen best places to watch sunsets in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country


Last updated 9/14/2018 at 3:57am

Jeff Pack

Sunsets at Callaway Vineyard & Winery are a sight to behold.

Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is known for its stunning sunsets over rolling hills of vineyards. Professional photographers flock to wine country's hilltops in hopes of capturing some of the most stunning landscape images, rich with blended colors of scarlet, crimson, saffron, dusty orange, gray-pink and eggplant in the vast open skies above.

The best spots to relax with a glass of wine while watching a breathtaking sunset are Avensole Winery, Bel Vino Winery, Callaway Vineyard & Winery, Carter Estate, Danza Del Sol Winery, Falkner Winery, Lorimar Vineyards & Winery, Lumiere Winery, Miramonte Winery, Monte De Oro Winery & Vineyards, Mount Palomar Winery and Palumbo Vineyards & Winery. Autumn sunsets compliment the leaves changing their colors in the vineyards. 

Striking sunsets are just one of the compelling reasons to vacation in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, there's a plethora of things to do from sunrise to sunset and well into the evening. A perfect day begins with a hot air balloon flight at sunrise or even just watching the balloons from below against the azure skies above.

Jeff Pack

A setting sun peeks through the trees at Miramonte Winery.

The day can be spent enjoying outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, golfing and sunbathing. There's plenty of shopping from local made products to high-end brands in Old Town Temecula, Temecula Valley Wine Country, Promenade Temecula and Pechanga Resort Casino. Visitors can make time for pampering at Grapeseed Spa or Spa Pechanga, where visitors can rejuvenate with grape- or indigenous-inspired treatments. More than 40 wineries from expansive resorts to boutique wineries pour award-winning wines daily. Save room for local craft beer and distillery tastings just minutes away. After sunset, the evening brings concerts, live theater performances, dancing, gaming and comedy clubs.

Whether it's a romantic rendezvous, a friend's getaway or a special occasion, sunsets in Temecula Valley are a great reason to book an autumn trip. A three- to five-night stay is recommended to experience everything there is to do and see, after all sunsets are never the same. For lower rates with no crowds, stay over Sunday through Thursday. More information about the destination can be found at

Visit Temecula Valley is the region's official tourism marketing organization and an online resource for visitors at Temecula Valley Visitors Center is located in Old Town Temecula. For visitor information and assistance, call (888) 363-2852 or (951) 491-6085.


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