(Temecula Wine Country)
As Palm Springs temperature starts to heat up, a perfect place to escape the heat is to Temecula’s Wine Country.
Located within a 60-minute drive from Palm Springs, San Diego, and Orange County, and within 90 minutes of Los Angeles, Temecula Valley is widely recognized as Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. The popular wine destination is Southern California’s largest wine producing region by volume.
The Riverside County wine and winegrape industry, driven largely by the Temecula Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA), and its associated businesses deliver a total economic impact of $2.7 billion in annual economic activity for Riverside County’s economy, according to a new report commissioned by the Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG).
(Gershon Bachus Vintners)
(Bella Vista Vineyard & Winery in Temecula, CA)
Comprised of 93 vineyard and winery operations, and making up a portion of the larger South Coast AVA, Riverside County wineries and wine-related businesses generate 17,058 jobs and just over $956 million in annual wages and benefits.
“Wine Enthusiast named Temecula Valley one of the world’s top wine destinations for good reason,” said Krista Chaich, executive director of the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association. “As the center of Riverside County’s wine industry, our nearly 50 wineries and wine-related businesses are not only a significant contributor to economic impact for the County but also a substantial provider of employment and career opportunities for the community and surrounding areas. And yet, despite these impressive numbers, Temecula Valley remains an approachable, welcoming Southern California wine region with true small-town heart.”
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