Come out to taste the place because We ARE the Place. Every single day, owner and vintner Jim Carter and the entire Carter family bring their vision of serenity and luxury to create an upscale, one-of-a-kind vacation and tasting experience in their two Southern California Wine Country winery resorts. The Carter Hospitality Team lives this commitment to make wine country dreams come true and exceed guests’ expectations.
In celebration of California Wine Month, the community is invited to come out to celebrate the spectacular 2015 harvest from the wine gods with the 13th Annual Blessing of the Wines Grape Stomp & Harvest Festival at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa on September 20th. Tickets are on sale now for this fun-for-the-entire-family event and admission includes entry into the Festival, unlimited games, live musical entertainment by Diego Mondragon and his band, Chef’s all-you-can-eat buffet, tractor rides through the vineyards and chances to compete in grape stomping competitions and win plenty of prizes.
Of course, California Wine Month would not be complete without a stop in to visit one of the two great wine resorts in the Carter Family’s dynamic Southern California Wine Country collection. South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is a three-time holder of the prestigious ‘California State Winery of the Year’ Award and winner of over 2,500 awards and medals from both international and domestic wine competitions. Sitting on 39-acres of lush vineyards, this resort features two tasting rooms serving up over 40 different varietals of award winning wines, a gift boutique, the award-winning three-story GrapeSeed Spa with wine-themed spa treatments and services, the Vineyard Rose Restaurant, a wide variety of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces and event venues, as well as a 50-unit all-suite hotel tower and 72 private villas for overnight stays.
Carter Estate Winery and Resort is a 109-acre luxury lifestyle resort, producing award-winning wines amidst a backdrop of the picturesque Southern California landscape. In addition to the winery and its luxurious sit-down wine tasting room with a superb collection of wines, the resort’s other amenities include a pool with private cabanas, in-room and poolside spa services, delectable dining options and beyond heavenly overnight stays in spacious bungalows tucked behind the gates of this private Temecula Wine Country respite. Each bungalow comes complete with a private deck and balcony area, perfect for soaking up the California sun and sipping the delicious wines aged to perfection in the finest European oak barrels and released in limited quantities. The wines of these family estate vineyards exhibit balance, complexity, and concentration.
Both properties are located at Anza and Rancho California Roads, just around the “Round About,” in the heart of Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. For more information, visit WineResort.com or stop by today.
Photo: Justin Hulse