19 Jun, 2009
Temecula’s Sustainable Foods, Olive Oil, and Wines
Are you seeking a wine & food experience for a fabulous weekend getaway or weekday stay? Californians are discovering that award-winning wines are available, thanks to hand-tied vines of Temecula wine countryt. For a Culinary Itinerary, check out the Inland Empire in Riverside County’s Temecual. Formerly part of Los Angeles County and on historic Route 66, the Inland Empire is a premier wine region where grapes grow exceeding well. Thanks to warm, dry climate and afternoon’s cool ocean breezes, the perfect wine growing conditions make for unique grapes not found anywhere else in California.
The rolling hills of California’s southernmost wine region about an hour distance by car from San Diego, hour from South Orange County, and 1.5 hours (90 minutes) from Los Angeles, offer a bounty of fruits, vegetables, meats, exquisite culinary adventures, and wines that are winning the top awards.
While wineries such as Wien Brothers are big on the rich reds, you’ll discover an incredible list of wines that make for a weekend of sampling or entire week of wine trail tasting with around 30 wineries to check out.
If olive oil’s your thing, a new olive oil tasting room in historic Old Town Temecula offers gourmet (fresh) olive oil that’s filtered and not infused as in cooking with heat to force flavors into the olive oil products. A delightful blend with locally grown oranges is one of our favorites, though many prefer garlic flavored olive oil. Temecula Olive Oil Company is a family?owned and operated business practicing eco-concepts with sustainable growing in their oilve groves. The International Olive Oil Council?certified Master Taster creates some of the finest oils on the coast or anywhere. We actually prefer them to the imported Italian oils. temeculaoliveoil.com