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South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Hotel Contact:
34843 Rancho California Road
Temecula, California 92591
United States
Main: 951-587-9463
Email: Email Hotel Elizabeth Hunt
Senior Sales and Catering Manager: Elizabeth Hunt
Website: www.wineresort.com
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.5
Chain Independent
Opened 2004
Renovated 2008
Guest Rooms 126
Kings/Suites/Doubles 48 / 57 / 21
Room Rates High $289 - 489 Low $169 - 389
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Max Group Size 1000

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee $19
Room Tax 10
Sales Tax 8

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 7,200ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 16,200ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 35,000ft²

Airport Proximity

John Wayne Airport
75 min 89 miles (143 km)
Long Beach Airport
75 min 85 miles (137 km)
Los Angeles International Airport
90 min 90 miles (145 km)
Ontario International Airport
45 min 57 miles (92 km)
San Diego International Airport
57 min 69 miles (111 km)

Business:

Business Support Services
State-Of-The-Art Audiovisuals
Complimentary High-Speed Wired
Wireless Internet

Recreation:

Winery Tour
Tasting
Spa
Fitness Center
Yoga Studio
Pool
Restaurant
Hot-Air Ballooning
Horse-Drawn Wine Tasting Trolley Rides Through The Vineyards

Nearby:

99 Holes Of Championship Golf
Additional Wineries
Historic Old Town Temecula
San Diego Zoo
Wild Animal Park
Seaworld
Disneyland
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Vineyard Rose
160
California Wine-country Cuisine

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $17-27 Cont. $12-18
Lunch Buffet $22-40 Plated $23-65
Dinner Buffet $48-81 Plated $36-80
Coffee Break $6-15
2-Hour Open Bar N/A
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4.5
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Arrival Experience:
4.5
Accommodations:
4.4
Food & Beverage:
4.5
Guest Service Experience:
4.6
Conference Services Staff:
4.5
Meeting and Function Facilities:
4.6
Activity or Recreation Options:
4.2
Planner-to-Planner Recommendation:
4.4
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Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Barrel Room 390 30.2 x 24.7 3 4,200 99 x 81 10 40 140 240 400 32 32 40 20
Carter Reserve Room N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 24 N/A N/A N/A
Castile Room 39 6.3 x 6 N/A 420 21 x 20 N/A 36 60 N/A N/A 26 24 N/A N/A
Courtyard 1,164 N/A N/A 12,528 N/A N/A N/A N/A 800 1,200 N/A N/A N/A 50
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BIG WINS FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY
Posted April 28, 2016
2016 INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITIONS KICK OFF
Temecula, California – April 28, 2016: South Coast Winery Owner/Vintner Jim Carter kicked off the 2016 Wine Competition Season in grand form this year when he and his talented winemaking team, Jon McPherson and Javier Flores, brought home to Southern California’s Temecula Valley Wine Region the 2016 Grand Champion Best Red Wine award with its 2014 Mourvedre in the 2016 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition. In fact, South Coast’s winning Mourvedre was not only crowned the Best Red Wine in the competition, but it also garnered a Best of Show, a Best of Class and Gold Medal honors.

Not one to be content with just one award-winner, 14 other wines from Carter’s impressive collection went on to earn 16 additional awards and medals in the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition this year, including two more Best of Class, five Gold, seven Silver and two Bronze medals this year.

While South Coast Winery 2014 Mourvedre, the Grand Champion and Best Red Wine titleholder, exhibits classic red cherry fruit alongside hints of Red-Vines, leather and gingerbread, there were two other reigning champions coming from the South Coast Winery collection that earned Best of Class honors: 1) 2015 South Coast Winery Verdelho; and 2) 2014 Muscat of Alexandria.

South Coast’s Verdelho, exudes refreshing and vibrant notes ranging from exotic guava and passion fruit to bright lemon and grapefruit and has been crafted beautifully by the South Coast winemaking team into one brilliant bottle. The 2014 Muscat of Alexandria is a dessert wine, possessing rich and unctuous flavor of orange and is finished with close to 17% residual sugar.

“It’s moments like these that cause publications like WINE ENTHUSIAST to stop and take note of emerging wine regions like Temecula,” says Jim Carter, owner/vintner of the award winning winery. “I couldn’t be more pleased with South Coast Winery’s results in this international wine competition, and I am doubly thrilled to see that another Temecula winery share in Temecula Wine Country’s triumphs and claim two of the top seven grand champion awards.” In fact, other Southern California Temecula Valley Wine Country winners included Thornton, Callaway, Falkner, Maurice Carrie and Hart Winery, who earned a spot in the Grand Champions category with a Best Pacific Rim Rosé for its 2015 Rosé of Sangiovese.

Below is the summary of results from the South Coast Winery Collection in the 2016 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition:

2014 South Coast Winery Mourvedre: Best of Show; Best Pacific Rim Red;
Best of Class; Gold
2015 South Coast Winery Verdelho: Best of Class; Gold
2014 South Coast Muscat of Alexandria: Best of Class; Gold
NV South Coast Winery Brut: Gold
2013 South Coast Winery Grenache: Gold
2015 South Coast Winery Tempranillo Rose: Gold
2014 South Coast Winery Viognier: Silver
2015 South Coast Winery Riesling: Silver
2015 South Coast Winery Rosé of Cabernet: Silver
2013 Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Zinfandel: Silver
2015 Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Touriga: Silver
2015 South Coast Winery TNT: Silver
NV South Coast Winery Brut Sparkling Wine Silver
2013 Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Syrah: Bronze
2015 South Coast Winery Sauvignon Blanc: Bronze


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South Coast Winery Resort & Spa produces five-star hospitality and a broad portfolio of premium wines. The winery has received over 2,500 awards and medals from both international and domestic wine competitions, including three-time winner of the coveted California State Best of State distinction. The winery graces the grounds of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, a 39-acre destination property located in the heart of Southern California Temecula Valley Wine Country at 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, California. Details can be found online at www.southcoastwinery.com. For more information about this release, electronic photos or to schedule a private media tour of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, contact Crystal Magon at (951) 587-9463 Ext. 7204 or cmagon@wineresort.com.
SOUTH COAST WINERY RESORT & SPA TOPS WINE COUNTRY CHARTS AS IT ENTERS TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Posted May 9, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:
Crystal Magon
Director of Sales & Marketing
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
34843 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591
951-587-9463 Ext. 7204
www.WineResort.com


SOUTH COAST WINERY RESORT & SPA TOPS WINE COUNTRY CHARTS AS IT ENTERS TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

TEMECULA, CA – May 9, 2013 -- As South Coast Winery Resort & Spa approaches its 10-Year Anniversary of Excellence next month, Owner/Vintner Jim Carter along with Winemakers Jon McPherson and Javier Flores are topping the wine competition charts in grand style for Southern California Temecula Valley Wine Country. Garnering the most medals for the region so far for 2013, South Coast Winery has already brought in 1,878 wine awards to date for the premium quality wines it has grown and produced locally over the past ten years and officially judged in international and domestic circuits.

South Coast Winery earned 91 awards and medals from 2013 Wine competitions, and the competition results are just now starting to arrive:

2013 Wine Competition Results as of May 8, 2013
6 BEST OF CLASS
1 BEST OF COUNTY
31 Gold Medals
36 Silver Medals
17 Bronze Medals

From its deep, dark reds to passionately pink rosés, South Coast Winery’s top “Best of Class” winners include: 2012 South Coast Winery Viognier, 2011 South Coast Winery Chardonnay San Chene, 2012 South Coast Winery Sauvignon Blanc, 2012 Cabernet Rosé, 2011 South Coast Winery Merlot Rosé, 2012 Tempranillo Rosé, and 2008 South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Of course, the not-to-be-missed non-vintage sparkling wines produced by South Coast Winery have been met with the Double Gold distinction for both the Sparkling Gewurztraminer and Blanc de Blanc. Additional Double Gold medal holders from the Still Wine category include the 2011 South Coast Winery Sauvignon Blanc, 2008 South Coast Winery GSM, and everyone’s favorite summer sipper: NV South Coast Winery California Girl White Table Wine.

According to Jim Carter, “I am highly optimistic about Southern California Temecula Valley Wine Country’s future and the role it’s playing in expanding California’s wine industry. As we at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa celebrate our successes with a Ten-Year Anniversary of Excellence next month, I would like to personally invite all of you to come and experience the unique flavors and personalized hospitality we offer here.”

Several exclusive ten-year anniversary offers are planned by the winery and resort for guests during the month of June, including a special anniversary bottle of wine, a once-in-a-lifetime GrapeSeed Spa treatment, shopping credits for the Gift Boutique, delightful Vineyard Rose treats and distinctive overnight stays. Festivities will culminate on June 29, 2013, as Go Country 105 FM teams up with the winery to shine the Country Music spotlight on South Coast Winery for an After-Party Concert, with top contenders from this summer’s nationwide Texaco Country Music Showdown Competition. Details can be found by contacting the resort at SouthCoastWinery.com.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa produces five-star hospitality and a broad portfolio of premium wines. Over the course of the first ten years of its production, the winery has received over 1,800 awards and medals from both international and domestic wine competitions, including two-time winner of the coveted California State Best of State distinction. The winery graces the grounds of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, a 39-acre destination property located in the heart of Southern California Temecula Valley Wine Country at 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, California. Details can be found online at www.southcoastwinery.com. For more information about this release, electronic photos or to schedule a private media tour of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, contact Crystal Magon at (951) 587-9463 Ext. 7204 or cmagon@wineresort.com.
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Uncorks Big Expanshion Plans for 2013
Posted December 13, 2012
TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA – December 13, 2012:

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa recently uncorked its highly anticipated plans for its 2013 expansion efforts when it received approval from Riverside County to proceed with plans to build a new winery in the region. The new winery is set to be named Carter Estates. The new 5,470 square foot winery, which will also house a tasting room, is part of the project that will include construction of 23 buildings on 42,000 square feet of space slated for resort, winery, spa, and office and meeting space. The construction plan also calls for a pool and plenty of parking for visitors and guests.



And while construction will begin shortly on Carter Estates, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is still on target to open their new three-story, 50–unit, all–suite structure, and additional meeting and event space in March 2013. This boutique property will feature 50 additional spacious guest suites, measuring in at a full 538 to 850 square feet. Each suite comes complete with a fireplace, soothing tub, and peaceful lanai deck placed in the vineyards at South Coast Winery Resort and Spa. After all, few things help bridge the romance gap like a good glass of wine and an intimate, elegant, romantic, private roof top perch at our new guest suites. Our new addition will also include a custom–tailored 10,000 square foot rooftop garden, great for hosting receptions, banquets, and meetings elevating your event from the ordinary into memorable high points.



When one thinks of California Wine Country, minds often times evoke images of Northern California, yet few know about the little known treasures found in the award winning wine country found in Southern California’s beautiful Temecula Valley – particularly South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. Awarded Best California Winery of the Year in both 2008–09 and 2009–10 by the California State Wine Competition, this 39–acre resort not only serves up award winning wines, but offers guests a one-stop getaway retreat in the heart of Temecula wine country. Guests are invited to live the life of a vintner with overnight stays in spacious, luxury villas tucked away in the vineyards, enjoy food and wine pairing menus at its highly acclaimed Vineyard Rose Restaurant & Tasting Room, get down to business in the 7500 square feet of meeting and function space, soar on hot air balloon rides high above the valley, plus peek behind the scenes with walking–tours of a real working winery culminating in a private sit–down food and wine pairing.



For more information about this release, electronic photos or to schedule a private media tour of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, contact Crystal Magon at (951) 587-9463 Ext. 7204 or cmagon@wineresort.com.
South Coast Winery Resort Announces Newest Addition
Posted February 17, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact:
Crystal Magon
Director of Marketing
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
951-587-9463 Ext. 7204


South Coast Winery Resort Announces Newest Addition To Its Line Up
Of Highly Decorated Executive Chefs

TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA - February 14, 2010 -- South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is proud to announce the appointment of Dean Thomas as Executive Chef at its Vineyard Rose Restaurant that sits upon the lush 39-acre luxury resort, tucked away in the heart of Southern California Temecula Valley Wine Country.

Chef Dean joins South Coast Winery Resort & Spa with an impressive culinary career, spanning over 30 years at various dining establishments and five-diamond resorts. In fact, Chef Dean's list of accolades, awards and medals are just as long and grand as South Coast Winery's award-winning wines including numerous ACF medallions in his portfolio.

A 2009 San Diego Chef of the Year nominee for the California Restaurant Association, among the many other culinary awards and competitions he's won during the course of his professional career include the state championship for Arizona Taste of Elegance and top contender in the National Taste of Elegance held in Chicago.

With just a few weeks under his wings at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, he's already raised the bar and is ready to welcome guests to the resort's Vineyard Rose Restaurant with these special invitations:

1.Prime Weekend Specials every Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening thru May.

This specialty menu feature includes Iceberg Wedge Salad, Prime Rib Roast, Giant Salt-Baked Potato, Au Jus, and Creamed Horseradish.

Winemaker Recommended Pairing - 2004 Wild Horse Peak Meritage.
King Cut $36
Queen Cut $30

2. Business Bytes - Calling all Southern California businesses: Get away from the grind with a business lunch in the serenity of our relaxing wine country setting. The Chef Dean has put together 15 lunches under $15 for your business meeting. It's the perfect way to "seal the deal".

3. Harvest Celebrations in South Coast Style - Planning a party of 10 to 25? The Vineyard Rose Restaurant is here to help with delicious cuisine and award winning wine. Whether it's a birthday, rehearsal dinner or corporate holiday, we have just the setting to accommodate your party of 10 to 25 guests with custom menus to fit your budget.

Those interested can call: 951-587-9463 Ext. 7237 for reservations.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is a 38-acre destination property located in the heart of Temecula's Wine Country that provides quality times and produces award-winning wines. Its latest addition in Orange County is the popular wine country retreat, South Coast Winery Restaurant and Tasting Room. Located just north of South Coast Plaza at the corners of Bristol and MacArthur, it's open seven days a week for lunch, dinner, Sunday Brunch and a fully-stocked wine tasting bar. For more information about this release, electronic photos or to schedule a private media tour of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, contact Crystal Magon, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Director of Sales & Marketing, at (951) 587-9463 Ext. 7204 or [email]cmagon@wineresort.com[/email]. For more information visit us on line at [url]www.SouthCoastWinery.com[/url] or to make a reservation, call us at 951-587-9463.

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South Coast Winery Resort & Spa's Extreme Business Makeover
Posted September 21, 2009
Introducing: South Coast Winery Resort & Spa's Extreme Business Makeover.

This Extreme Business Makeover has been specially designed to benefit those corporations located in our neighboring Southern California region. Attractively priced, this package is guaranteed to re-energize your team and give them the tools needed to successfully survive the next decade!

Check out these top ten reasons to contact South Coast Winery Resort & Spa today for your company's Extreme Business Makeover:

- #10 Unlimited use of predetermined meeting space at no charge
- #9 Overnight stay for your attendees in private villas tucked away in our vineyards
- #8 Complimentary Hr. Wine Tasting Reception for your Team's first night of arrival
- #7 Continental Spa Breakfast included with each overnight stay
- #6 Complimentary Early Morning 50-Min. "Heart Healthy" Right Start Boot Camp Session
- #5 1 Hr. "Business As Unusual" Behind the Scenes Wine Tour & Tasting Session
- #4 Think-Outside-the-Box Boxed Lunch in Vintner's Garden
- #3 Express Spa Treatment for each meeting participant to enjoy before they head back to the office
- #2 Your Team Members emerge feeling informed, revitalized, and recharged
- #1 YOU WALK AWAY WITH YOUR NEWLY CHARGED TEAM, FULLY EQUIPED TO EMERGE WITH THE TOOLS AND COMMITMENT TO BE SUCCESSFUL

All this for just $239/night pp (mandatory tax, resort and service fee not included)

South Coast Winery is centrally located, so there's no airfare required for your attendees. Better still, with a minimum of just ten attendees and rooms booked mid-week by October 15 and contracted through November 15, this package has been trimmed down to fit into the just about any budget. Price not inclusive of resort fees, mandatory taxes or service fees.

CALL 1-866-994-6379 TODAY FOR DETAILS AND TO RESERVE YOU COMPANY'S EXTREME BUSINESS MAKEOVER TODAY.

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WINE COUNTRY EXPERIENCES-SURPRISINGLY AFFORDABLE, CLOSE TO HOME & DESIGNED JUST FOR YOU
Posted September 21, 2009
TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA - September 21, 2009 -- Temecula's Wine Country is booming, and it's no wonder. A quick trip to the Temecula Valley Winegrowers' Association's web site verifies that Temecula's Wine Country wineries and estates are offering up all the quality wines and luxury accommodations as more well-known wine producing regions of the world, yet at a fraction of the cost. South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, located at the corners of Rancho California and Anza Roads, in the heart of Temecula's pristine wine country, makes no exception with its two-time, back to back win of the Best Winery in the State of California distinction presented it at the California State Fair Wine Competition for the past two years. Add to great wine, its 76 luxury villas tucked away in the vineyards, a three-story 15,000 square foot spa and fitness center, plus the casually elegant tasting room and Vineyard Rose restaurant, and visitors soon discover South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is "the place" for those seeking world-class wine, served up with world-class hospitality and in world-class style without having to pay out-of-this-world prices.

As the Harvest Season springs into full force and meeting and event planners begin looking for venus that will create new memories for their clients that will last a lifetime. Wine aficionados and novices alike will no doubt enjoy a Southern California Wine Country Get-away. Below is a quick at-a-glance listing of Harvest Season events that have been designed by South Coast Winery Resort & Spa to help make each Wine Country experience complete:

Fabulous Facial Day -- Harvest A Brand New You
Sunday, September 27

Tight budgets and impossible deadlines have you dreaming of an ultimate -- yet inexpensive -- pampering pick-me-up? Then mark your calendars now for this special one-day event.

The GrapeSeed Spa has teamed up with the skin care professionals of Kerstin Florian to host an exclusive "Fabulous Facial" event you won't want to miss. Call to schedule your appointment at South Coast's GrapeSeed Spa between the hours of 10am to 6pm on Friday, September 25th, and you'll receive an ultimate 40-minute Enlightened Facial, plus a one-on-one educational session with a Kerstin Florian skin care professional to create a signature home care regimen that's just right for you -- all at the amazing price of just $40. Make a day of it, and enjoy our relaxation room, pool, saunas, whirlpools and fitness center. And if you thought this day of pampering couldn't get any better, we've sweetened the deal even further with this special one-day opportunity: If you purchase any Kerstin Florian home care product that day of $59 or greater, we'll apply the $40 you would have paid for your Fabulous Facial towards the purchase price of your Kerstin Florian home care product, making your facial absolutely FREE!

CALL TODAY: 951-587-9463

Book early to avoid disappointment as spaces are restricted to this one-day only!!


Grape Stomp Blessing of the Wines & Harvest Celebration
Sunday, September 27

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is known throughout Southern California for its warm and friendly hospitality and fun-filled events, but it's particularly known for its fun-filled, family friendly harvest celebrations!!! This year our popular Grape Stomp & Harvest Celebration makes no exception. Join us Sunday, September 27th for an unforgettably good time. It's that time of year when we invite you, our friends and family, to celebrate the Harvest as they offer up an authentic Grape Stomp -- Blessing of the Wines -- and Harvest Celebration complete with friendship, fun and plenty of laughter. Join for:

- Grape Stomping Contests
- Games and activities for the Kiddies
- Tractor pulled rides through the vineyards
- Face Painting
- Wine Blending Sessions
- Great Wine & BBQ'd Delicacies with all the fixings and fresh salads and desserts
- Dancing and entertainment throughout the entire day
Call: 951-587-9463 Ext. 7210 today to reserve your place - Make it authentic by reserving your own private villa tucked away in the vineyards for the night,.

Annual Wild Women of Wine Country
Luncheon and Fashion Show
Tuesday, October 6th

You're invited to join South Coast Winery for its Annual Wild Women of Wine Country Luncheon. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we couldn't think of a better time to show we care than with this very special, fun-filled day at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, featuring Chef's celebratory harvest lunch, fabulous auction, shopping and some incredibly dynamic speakers and entertainers. This year, we've added the Traveling Bra Show to really "perk" things up; guests for the day vote on their favorite bras. Cost is just $20 pp; and the proceeds for the event benefit Michelle's Place Breast Cancer Resource Center. Show your support & reserve your place today! Call today: 951-587-9463 Ext. 7210.

Please note all ticket sales are final; if you should find you cannot come, send a friend!

Bridal Open House
Sunday, October 11th
10 AM to 4 PM
Experience the splendor of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa's full service Bridal Packages and Wedding Getaways -- all perfectly designed for you. Let the magic of our vineyards transform your "wedding dreams" into unforgettable "wedding memories." Join us for a tour of our beautiful resort all dressed up in its full wedding dcor. Best of all, admission is FREE and there's no RSVP requirement. Call for details: 951-587-9463 Ext. 7214.

Winemakers Dinner
Saturday, November 14th
6 PM to 9 PM

You're invited to join South Coast Winery for yet another intimate evening with its Executive Chef Dean Thomas and Winemakers Jon McPherson and Javier Flores as they share the joys of South Coast's passion for great wine and quality times; while indulging in some spectacular new wine releases and familiar favorites. Delight your senses with an amazing wine and food journey that includes a five-course menu. Reservations required. Cost is $125 per person/$115 club.

Call 951-587-9463 Ext. 7210 today.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is a 38-acre destination property located in the heart of Temecula's Wine Country that provides quality times and produces award-winning wines. Its latest addition in Orange County is the popular wine country retreat, South Coast Winery Restaurant and Tasting Room. Located just north of South Coast Plaza at the corners of Bristol and MacArthur, it's open seven days a week for lunch, dinner, Sunday Brunch and a fully-stocked wine tasting bar. For more information about this release, electronic photos or to schedule a private media tour of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, contact Crystal Magon, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Director of Sales & Marketing, at (951) 587-9463 Ext. 7204 or [email]cmagon@wineresort.com[/email].

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THE "BEAR" FACTS: SOUTH COAST WINERY AWARDED "BEST OF THE BEST" WITH BACK-TO-BACK PRESENTATION OF CALIFORNIA STATE WINERY OF THE YEAR AWARD
Posted August 3, 2009
TEMECULA, CA - JULY 10, 2009 - The results of North America's oldest wine competition, the 2009 California State Fair Wine Competition, have been tallied, and the "bear" facts are in: South Coast Winery Resort & Spa retains its "Golden State Winery of the Year" position, and this Southern California Temecula Valley Wine Country Winery remains at the top of the state's "Best of the Best" rankings for the second consecutive year in a row.

With just five (5) years of wine production under its belt, South Coast Winery spun the industry "sideways" last year with its first Golden State Winery of the Year win; and it continues to capture the attention from both international and national wine buyers and critics across the nation for its wine quality, value, and selection as results from 2009 Wine Competitions continue to come in.

"With this back-to-back win, South Coast Winery continues to demonstrate to the world that Southern California's Temecula Valley is a quality, award-winning wine region," states Jim Carter, owner/vintner for South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. "While I am personally pleased with our performance, this win is not just for South Coast Winery. We are proud to share this prestigious accomplishment and the attention with the entire region."

It has always been the vision of owner/vintner Jim Carter to create the finest vineyards that would produce the greatest wines, however, that's not all Carter found himself particularly good at. The resort side of the South Coast Winery enterprise completes the wine country experience and has earned high rankings on the internet's top travel sites for its luxury villas, award-winning restaurant and a three-story 15,000 square foot destination spa tucked away in its vineyards. In 2007, South Coast Winery Restaurant & Tasting Room opened its doors in Orange County California allowing more Southern California guests to enjoy the blending of nature, fine wine, fine food, and elegant comforts.

From vine to shelf, Jim Carter and the dedicated team of South Coast Winery have always placed quality ahead of quantity. With 52 of its wines earning 295 awards and medals from both regional and international wine competitions so far for 2009 - including the Golden State Winery of the Year, there is little doubt in anybody's mind that South Coast Winery is committed to producing quality wines and adhering to quality production methods.



SUMMARY OF SOUTH COAST WINERY
2009 WINE COMPETITION RESULTS TO DATE

1 Golden State Winery of the Year
2 Gold Sweepstakes Medals
3 Chairman's Award Double Gold Medals
49 Gold Medals
123 Silver Medals
93 Bronze Medals
4 Best of Show Sweepstakes
1 Best of Region Medals
20 Best of Class Medals

For more information about this release, electronic photos or to schedule a private media tour of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, contact Crystal Magon at (951) 587-9463 Ext. 7204 or [email]cmagon@wineresort.com[/email].

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What Do Women Really Want? South Coast Winery Discovers Answer.
Posted June 1, 2009
TEMECULA, CA - APRIL 6, 2009 - It's the topic of songs that continuously tops the music charts week after week. You'll find this common theme in scores of Oscar winning movies, and hotly debated in divorce courts across the country each day. And since women buy 60-70% of all the wine in the U.S., South Coast Winery felt it important to discover the answer to the age old question:

What do Women really want?

It was with this in mind that they selected five of their best selling tasting room wines and entered them into the 2009 National Women's Wine Competition, the first and only United States based wine competition judged solely by superstar women in the wine industry. Some of the top leading ladies who played a role in judging for this year's wine competition included none other than Gina Gallo, 3rd generation family winemaker; Mary Ewing Mulligan, President, International Wine Center; Leslie Sbrocco, Wine Consultant and TV Host; plus author, sommelier, Natalie MacLean, to name a few.

The competition results arrived today, and here's what South Coast Winery learned: Of the five wines entered into the 2009 competition, they now know without a shadow of a doubt that women really love:

- 2007 South Coast Winery Grenache Rose
- 2007 South Coast Winery Chardonnay Reserve
- 2007 South Coast Winery Chardonnay Sans Chene

The International Women's Wine Competition results arrived at South Coast Winery on the same day the winery received news it had tied with Napa's prized V. Sattui Winery for the number of medals earned in the recent 2009 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Each winery brought in a hefty 22 medals from the competition - each earning the coveted Double Gold. "We are proud of the competition results we're garnering so far this year - especially for our Double Gold winning NV South Coast Winery Spumante Diamante," states a proud Jim Carter, winery owner/vintner. Carter went on to report that, "In the first year of release, South Coast Winery's newest sparkling Muscat Canelli -- Spumante Diamante -- is making quite a name for herself -- earning one Gold Sweepstakes medal in the San Diego International Wine Competition, one Silver medal in the Monterey Wine Competition and one Double Gold medal in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition."

South Coast Winery produces a broad portfolio of premium wines that are 100% grown and produced with care under his tutelage in Southern California's Temecula Valley Wine Country. Over the course of the first five years of its production, the winery has received over 600 awards and medals from both regional and international wine competitions. The winery graces the grounds of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, a 38-acre destination property located in the heart of Temecula's Wine Country at 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, California and also has a wine-country themed restaurant and tasting room in the heart of Orange County California, and both can be found online at [url]www.southcoastwinery.com[/url].

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Serenade In The Vineyards
Posted June 1, 2009
Temecula, CA - Mozart he isn't; but South Coast Winery's owner/viticulturist Jim Carter is considered one of today's finest, modern-day composers, of a different varietal!

With over 400 acres of award-winning vineyards, Jim Carter's love for growing the finest grapes in Southern California's Temecula Valley Wine Country has lead to the harmonious orchestration of one of the finest sonatas in the Southland. In fact, it took Carter just five years of production to earn the highly acclaimed Best Winery in the State of California award last year from the California State Fair Wine Competition. Add this to the harmonious accompaniments of 76 luxury villas tucked away in the Temecula vineyards, a 15,000 square foot spa at the center of this resort vineyard property and, of course, its Vineyard Rose restaurant's crowning achievement for being named "Best Restaurant in the Inland Empire" four years running, and the crescendo continues to build as Carter continues to receive even more highly acclaimed awards regularly.

"It all started with a vision and the love my wife, Maggie and I have for the vineyards. We challenged our staff to create the romance of a Wine Country experience with the blending of nature, fine wine, fine food, and elegant comforts, and asked them to present these attributes to each guest with gracious hospitality. Our high customer service ratings on top travel sites prove we're on the right track," states Jim Carter.

"This year, we're intent on picking up the tempo even more by combining our world class winery resort with several dynamic events featuring premier musical entertainment -- a Serenade in the Vineyards of sorts..." admits a modest Jim Carter.

The 5th Annual Blessing of the Vines & Spring Celebration, on April 19, will feature local Jazz Artists and one of South Coast Winery's favorite musician's Diego de Jesus Mondragon. This traditional celebration marks the beginning of a fruitful growing season; and Mondragon and his band "SAVIO" will perform original compositions from their newly released CD, "Corazon de Mondragon" (Heart of Mondragon). Like a fine blended wine, this band showcases a versatile style that infuses classical elements, jazz, Latin, gypsy and flamenco. Attendees will be whisked away by this rich mosaic performance of haunting melodies, moving rhythms, high energy and passion while enjoying fine wine and BBQ food among the vineyards.

The tempo heats up even more on August 8th when world renown percussionist, drummer, and singer Sheila E takes center stage with her band for a concert under the stars at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. Proceeds benefit Elevate Hope Foundation providing abused and abandoned children with alternative methods of therapies through music and arts.

The rhythm continues at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa when it hosts the Shriners Hospitals for Children's 3rd Annual Rhythm on the Vine concert on June 27, starring R&B great Jeffrey Osborne and saxophonists Kirk Whalum and Gerald Albright. According to Jon Dellaria, ROTV Producer, "It's a win-win for everyone. Adults enjoy a day away from it all, tucked among in the vineyards, and all proceeds from this show go to care for needy children at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Los Angeles." Shriners Hospitals for Children has another outstanding concert scheduled at South Coast for September 12 - artist(s) to be announced.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is located at 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, California. They also have a wine-country themed restaurant and tasting room in the heart of Orange County California's popular South Coast Plaza district. Discover both at [url]www.WineResort.com[/url].

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Posted April 13, 2009
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TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA - April 13, 2009 - South Coast Winery Resort & Spa welcomes new Director of Sales & Catering, Mr. Hank Anderson, to its team of dedicated professionals. "By adding this seasoned Hospitality industry veteran with 14+ years of senior sales experience from premium properties such as La Quinta Resort & Club, Riviera Resort & Spa and Hyatt Grand Champions, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is positioning itself to compete for its place in destination and meeting planning markets," says the resort's General Manager, Frances Packham, who has worked closely with the new Director of Sales & Catering in the past.

Located in the heart of Southern California Temecula Wine Country, this unique 39-acre boutique property was named California State winery of the year in 2008, hiding away 76 private villas tucked into a real working vineyard. It also houses over 25,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and conference pace, the prized Vineyard Rose Restaurant, the three-story 15,000 square foot GrapeSeed Spa and fitness studio, as well as boasting over 600 prestigious awards over the years for the wines produced by Master Winemaker Jon McPherson in both regional and international Wine Competitions.

According to the property's web site, guests attest that its convenient location (about an hour away from Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego) make South Coast Winery Resort and Spa a complete all-in-one place to groups of 5 to 500. According to Anderson, "I'm delighted to be a part of the team, and encourage any meeting planner in this competitive marketplace, who is faced with surpassing client needs and adjusting to shrinking budgets, to consider this little known destination."

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LITTLE KNOWN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WINERY COMPLETES 2008 WINE COMPETITION CIRCUITS RANKED AMONG TOP IN THE NATION
Posted November 24, 2008
TEMECULA, CA " AUGUST 12, 2008 " The results are in and South Coast Winery, this years winner of the prestigious California Golden State Winery of the Year award, is capturing the attention from both international and national wine buyers and critics across the nation for its wine quality, value, and selection.

From vine to shelf, South Coast Winery has always placed quality ahead of quantity. With 41 of its wines earning 255 awards and medals from both regional and international wine competitions in 2008 alone, there is little doubt in anybody's mind that South Coast Winery is committed to producing quality wines and adhering to quality production methods. As owner/vintner, Jim Carter, summarizes it, We started with great passion and commitment to making the finest wines possible here at our winery. As you can see, the efforts of our winemakers Jon McPherson and Javier Flores have really been paying off in the amount of medals that we are winning, including the additional stature of having earned the California Winery of the Year medal. But, our commitment is still to produce the finest wines possible, which we now know are already in the bottles awaiting release next year.

SUMMARY OF SOUTH COAST WINERY
2008 WINE COMPETITION RESULTS


1 Best of State
1 Golden State Winery of the Year
46 Gold Medals
107 Silver Medals
74 Bronze Medals
23 Best of Class Medals
1 Best of Region
2 Best of Show


It has always been the vision of owner Jim Carter to create the finest vineyards that would produce the greatest wines, however, thats not all Carter found himself particularly good at. The resort side of the South Coast enterprise completes the wine country experience and has earned high rankings on the internets top travel sites, including Expedia
and Trip Advisor. The blending of nature, fine wine, fine food, and elegant comforts, presented to guests with gracious hospitality is taken from the organizations Vision Statement. Says Carter, South Coast Winery understands the important role it plays in helping raise the level of awareness in the domestic and international circles about the high quality wines being produced in the Southern California Temecula Valley Wine Region and takes this job seriously.

South Coast Winery produces a broad portfolio of premium wines that are 100% grown and produced with care under his tutelage in Southern California's up and coming Temecula Valley Wine Country. Over the course of the first five years of its production, the winery has received over 600 awards and medals from both regional and international wine competitions. The winery graces the grounds of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, a 38-acre destination property located in the heart of Temeculas Wine Country at 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, California and also has a wine-country themed restaurant and tasting room in the heart of Orange County California, and both can be found online at www.southcoastwinery.com.

For more information about this release, electronic photos or to schedule a private media tour of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, contact Crystal Magon at (951) 587-9463 Ext. 7204 or cmagon@wineresort.com. Those interested in wine distribution opportunities should contact Brenda Ruocco at (951) 587-9463 Ext. 724 or bruocco@wineresort.com.