South Coast Winery Resort and Spa
What We Love
- Location in the heart of the Temecula Valley, with views of the vineyards and Mount Palomar in the distance
- Mix of 72 villas and 50 hotel suites dotted across the resort’s 38 acres
- The grounds include a 17,000 square-foot spa, pool and wine tasting rooms
- Meals at the award-winning Vineyard Rose restaurant, known for its wine pairings and popular brunches
What To Know
- Appointments for GrapeSeed Spa should be booked at least two to three weeks in advance
- Daily wine tours kick off at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and cost $40 per person (reservations required)
- There’s some car noise from nearby Anza Road
- If you're checking in on Saturdays, you must stay at least two nights
- A $19 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
An hour north of San Diego in the heart of the up-and-coming Temecula Valley Wine Region, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is a romantic spa escape in a working winery setting. Spread across 38 acres, the property encompasses 50 hotel suites and 72 standalone villas, a celebrated restaurant, tasting rooms, the GrapeSeed Spa and a lounger-dotted outdoor pool. Guestrooms range from a comfy 490 square feet to an apartment-sized 1,150 square feet, and all have King or Queen beds, faux or gas fireplaces and spacious bathrooms with double granite vanities and standalone or over-tub showers. Rooms overlooking the vineyards have private balconies with breathtaking views. The Tuscan-style Vineyard Rose restaurant is a favorite for hearty brunches, meat-heavy dinners with expert wine pairings, and afternoon drinks on the outdoor terrace. The restaurant also dishes up a special five-course private chef’s table dinner for special occasions (by reservation only). For spa lovers, the award-winning 17,000-square-foot GrapeSeed Spa specializes in vine-based treatments, including the GrapeSeed Renewal body treatment, which uses Himalayan salt and crushed grape seed.
In the Area
The rapidly growing (and increasingly popular) Temecula Wine Country lies on the town’s northeast side, with most of the wineries along Rancho California Road. Among the best are the hilltop Miramonte, sprawling Wilson Creek and eclectic Falkner, known for its edgy architecture and leafy gardens. And if you’re in search of Lady Luck, Pechanga Casino offers 200,000 square feet of gambling and headliner concerts. While you’re there, be sure to make the 10-minute drive down to Old Town Temecula; once a stop on the overland stage coach route, it now houses restaurants, boutiques and artisanal craft shops in many of its Wild West buildings.
How to Get There
This winery is top of the line! The spa, the rooms, the special entertainment we went to see and the service. We loved it and we'll be back!! Our view of the vinyards and the mountains, along with the decor and fireplace in the room was marvelous. Oh -- and the wine was great also!!
Place had a very nice villa! Pool was near by as well. The villa have their own private patio. Their system was down which made it more complicated than it should be and the service in restaurant was very poor. You would expect great service and food for the price you pay.
We recently stayed at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa for our 10th anniversary. The room we booked was absolutely perfect.... Fireplace, huge bathroom with jacuzzi tub and double shower, and a private patio with access to the vineyard. It was lovely, and very private. Out our front door was the beautiful setting where they hold wedding ceremonies, and the backdrop of the rolling hills and vineyards was spectacular! We enjoyed one dinner and two breakfasts at the hotel restaurant, and I have to say I was more than pleasantly surprised at how wonderful the food was. Our servers, Hope and Giuseppe, were knowledgeable and friendly. I'm gluten free, not by choice, and didn't have any issue dining at the hotel. The tasting room was cool, and the wines were nice. Our host, Evan, was interesting to talk to and really knew his stuff. I felt he had great knowledge of their wines and guided us through his favorite selections. We didn't partake in the spa, sadly, but only because we ran out of time. Overall I would definitely recommend staying here. The setting and grounds are lovely, our room (#2004, try to request it!) was romantic and very private, the restaurant was impressive. Centrally located so getting around is easy, and they even give you a full bottle of wine with glasses to keep at check in! We will certainly be back. The photo I included was taken from our private patio.