If you guessed Temecula Valley, you're correct. This California Wine Tourism  postcard-perfect view is taken from Mount Palomar Winery of the vineyards behind Stuart Cellars Winery. If ever the term "up-and-coming" could be applied to a California wine region, this one would be it. Tourists to Temecula Valley will immediately notice the extreme vegetation - cacti and succulents mingle with vineyards as does chaparral. The climate is not quite as hot as some other wine regions, but it's very dry without many of the cooling breezes common in hot wine regions. Many of the wineries here, such as Falkner and Baily have their own restaurants, and some, like South Coast Winery Resort and Spa, are complete resorts (although the wine may not be their strongest suit). The landscape has it's challenges, but wine makers, like those at Hart Family Winery, are dedicated to making Temecula Valley noted for Italian and Spanish varietals. 
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