Our History



The De Portola Wine Trail captures the true essence of what wine tasting should really be about: Great Wines and Great Times! That is why the De Portola Wine Trail family of wineries sticks by its roots, that all good wines become better when surrounded by good friends and family. The wine created in the Temecula Valley Wine Country, where the De Portola Wine Trail is located, helps to create the atmosphere that should accompany any good wine tasting event, it is a beautiful landscape full of lush plants and beautiful rolling hills.

One look and you will know why great wine grows in the Temecula Valley.

The De Portola Wine Trail is quickly becoming the new "Wine Row" of Temecula, and this is a balance combination of the picturesque valley and the 9 unique wineries that continue to nestle themselves amid the rolling hills. Each winery is easily accessible and offers something for everyone, no matter what your wine taste may be. The newest member of our family is Fazeli Cellars. They are making wine, have a temporary tasting room in Old Town, and will participate in our Festivals and Events.

The owners of each winery are also usually available to show its guests the wine-making process and enable them to see first-hand the total wine experience. In addition you can discover the histories of each winery and their individual wine-making styles. Nearby Old Town Temecula also offers activities for everyone with its many shops and restaurants. The De Portola Wine Trail is the Southern California comparable version of the Silverado Trail of the Napa Valley. If you experience the De Portola Wine Trail you will really experience California Wine Tasting.

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Temecula Valley Local Wine Region

The great California wine sensation began as vineyards at missions in San Diego around the turn of the 18th century. Each new mission that was established also established its own vineyards and wine making processes. Wine making became a staple of Southern California life and was, at the time, the lead wine production area of the state. This continued until the mid 19th century when Northern California became the lead wine producer in the region. A wine revival came about in the Temecula Valley Region in the late 1960's, and by 1968 an immense amount of wine grapes had been planted in the region.

Temecula Valley Wine Country is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Southern California; with rolling hills, high mountains, and remarkable landscaping, you will forget you are anywhere but the Golden State. The Temecula Valley Wine Region has proven to be a diverse and unique habitat that has lead to a myriad of thriving grapes that grow well in the Mediterranean climate such as Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and Tempranillo, just to name a few. The weather and the landscape combined together produce an amazing experience that is unmatched by few other areas across the globe.

The landscape alone provides sufficient backdrop to a perfect wine-tasting experience but is not the only temptation to consider. Providing the wineries substantial additional services to compliment the experience, many gourmet restaurants and luxury resorts have opened in the area. A great day of wine tasting can be followed by a gourmet dinner and then a luxurious massage or spa. In the Temecula Valley Wine Country all of your desires can be extolled.