The Temecula Valley encompasses an area of more than 17,600 acres and includes both the Citrus Vineyard and Valle de los Caballos Policy Areas. Thousands of these acres, which feature vineyards, have assisted in the development and production of the award-winning wines produced here. Tourists may enjoy winery accommodations such as wine-tasting, guided tours, lodging, restaurants and special facilities for weddings or other events. The policies and standards within the County's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance (Ord. 348), specifically the Citrus Vineyard Policy Area and the Citrus Vineyard and Commercial/Citrus Vineyard Zoning designations, provide for the establishment of wineries among the rural estates. Now home to more than 30 wineries, the area is primed to one day develop many more wineries, hotels, resorts and other related facilities (see the links below for more information on existing and proposed Winery Development Activities).
The goal of the Wine Country Community Plan is to ensure that the rural character of our wine country is preserved while allowing the wineries and surrounding communities to reap the benefits of continued economic growth. Development of the area will be compatible with the values and aspirations of the citizens and is intended to reflect the community's needs and desires while maintaining the quality of life for all Wine Country residents.