Urban Wineries Offer Tours and Tastings & COVID-19 FAQS

Urban Wineries Offer Tours and Tastings & COVID-19 FAQS

During this unprecedented time, our hearts go out to all individuals around the world being impacted both directly and indirectly by COVID-19. The health and safety of both visitors and Temecula Valley residents is our number one priority.

Temecula Valley now offers outdoor dining and both outdoor and in-store (with limited capacity) shopping in Old Town Temecula, Temecula Valley Wine Country, and Promenade Temecula. Each business has adjusted to meet and exceed all CDC and State requirements to ensure everyone’s health and safety. Face masks and social distancing are required when in public. 

Thank you for supporting our businesses and helping to restore our economy.

safer together, greater together in Temecula


Are wineries open?

Yes, all Temecula Valley Wine Country wineries are open. Some have modified hours, so be sure to check Temecula Valley Winegrowers winery listing for up-to-date hours and modifications. Tasting rooms have moved outdoors, shaded areas are common, and some also provide misters. Please note the list shows which wineries are not allowing any one under the age of 21 at this time.
Are any Farmers Markets open?

There are three Farmers Markets open every week: Old Town Temecula every Saturday 8:30am-12:30am, Vail Headquarters every Tuesday 9am-1pm, and Promenade Temecula every Wednesday 9am-1pm.

Can I hike? If so, where?

Yes, the beautiful outdoors can be enjoyed on acres of hiking trails at Lake Skinner or Santa Rosa Plateau. Lake Skinner requires a day pass and Santa Rosa Plateau is $4 per person entry. Portions of the Sylvan Meadows multi-use trails are currently open at Santa Rosa Plateau.

Are golf courses open?

Yes, a few of the top, award-winning courses to choose from are CrossCreek Golf Club, Journey at Pechanga, and Temecula Creek Golf Club. Some modifications are in place due to COVID-19. Please be sure to read their websites when making your reservations.

Is Old Town open?

Yes, Old Town Temecula has adapted to provide outdoor shopping and dining experiences. There are many restaurants and retail stores open outdoors. Temecula Valley Museumoffers outdoor art exhibits at Sam Hick Monument Park, check their website for dates and times. Old Town Community Theater, The Merc, and Pennypickle’s Workshop are closed at this time.

Are spas open?

Our destination spas are not open at this time.

Are stores open for shopping?

Yes, shopping can be found in Old Town Temecula and Promenade Temecula. Old Town Temecula also offers some outdoor shopping on Old Town Front Street.


Are hotels open?

Most hotels are open with extended cleaning protocols in place and modified dining options where applicable. Closed hotels at this time are Pechanga Resort Casino and Temecula Creek Inn. Check rates and availability here: https://www.visittemeculavalley.com/hotels/ 

Can I rent a vacation home?

Yes, vacation rentals are available in Temecula Valley Wine Country. There is everything from quirky and fun to grand and indulgent.

Is camping allowed?

Yes. Camping is available at Pechanga RV ResortLake SkinnerVail Lake KOA.


Which restaurants are open?

Restaurants are open for outdoor dining, take out, and curbside pickup. A map of the restaurants open can be found here.
There are 23 restaurants open in Temecula Valley Wine Country at the following wineries: Avensole Winery, Baily Vineyard & Winery, Bel Vino Winery, Bolero at Europa Village, BOTTAIA Winery, Callaway Vineyard & Winery, Cougar Vineyards & Winery, Doffo Winery, Falkner Winery, Fazeli Cellars, Leoness Cellars, Lorimar Vineyards & Winery, Lumiere Winery, Miramonte Winery, Monte De Oro Winery, Mount Palomar Winery, Oak Mountain Winery, Ponte Family Estate Winery, Robert Renzoni Vineyards & Winery, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, Ponte Vineyard Inn, Thornton Winery, Wilson Creek Winery. All of these locations offer outdoor dining with beautiful views of the vineyards.
Old Town food district is a happening place to dine with expanded outdoor seating at all of the restaurants. Recommended places to eat are 1909, Baily’s, Crush & Brew, Devilicious Eatery, E.A.T. Marketplace, Espadin, Le Coffee Shop, Mad Madeline’s Grill, Oak Grove Culinary Creations, Texas Lil’s Mesquite Grill, The Gambling Cowboy, and The Goat & Vine.
Promenade Temecula shopping center has popular favorites including California Pizza Kitchen, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Lazy Dog Café, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, Luna Grill, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Sushi Boat, The Cheesecake Factory, and Yard House.
Other places around town offering delicious foods are Earth Bistro, Gourmet Italia, Great Harvest Bread Co., S!!! Thai Food, The Pizza Press, Toast, Trattoria Toscana, and Zabber Thai Fushion.


Can I have a wedding?

Wedding ceremonies are permissible; however receptions are not allowed at this time. The number of people is restricted and must be able to provide social distancing. Check wedding venues for specific information.

Are there any events?

No physical events are allowed, however several partners have virtual experiences and mini creative outdoor or virtual events.

Is there live entertainment?

Live entertainment is not permitted at this time.


Do I have to wear a mask?

Yes, it is a state order. Masks must be worn outdoors when visiting businesses in Temecula Valley unless eating or drinking. Mask guidance.

Will social distancing be in place? 

Every business is set up for physical distancing in lines, at tables, and when tasting. Some wineries are only offering flights and bottle sales at this time to avoid gathering at the counters. Retail shops are limiting the number of people in the store at one time.

Where can I find pubic safety information?

Temecula Valley businesses have come together to show our commitment to ensure visitors health and safety with our Safer Together, Greater Together Pledge



Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *