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Best Wine Tastings for Mom on Mother’s Day

If you live near Temecula Valley or plan on visiting during Mother’s Day, you should leave some time in your schedule for a wine tasting. Better yet, bring your mom for a fun day surrounded by the beauty of Southern California’s wine country! With more than 40 wineries in the area, there’s sure to be one or more wine tastings for celebrating moms where you and your mother can make memories together this year. Check out our list of top wine tastings to visit this May as you celebrate Mother’s Day.

Sweet Oaks Winery

A perfect way to start any tour of Temecula Valley Wine Country is by first stopping at Sweet Oaks Winery for a tasting and a tour. The views of the rolling hills and lush vineyards make this among the best wine tastings for celebrating moms in Temecula. Then there’s the wine, which ranges from Syrah and Pinot Grigio to Viognier and Zinfandel—and many more! Plus, you can add a charcuterie board to your wine tasting if you’d like.

As you book a wine tasting for $35 per person at Sweet Oaks, don’t forget to also reserve a spot on the tour so you can get a behind-the-scenes look at this scenic, charming winery that both you and your mom will love.

Tasting room weekend hours: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Sundays  

Avensole Winery

When you want a relaxing experience to share with your mom for Mother’s Day, head to Avensole Winery’s tasting room. There you’ll find an elegant room with wood floors, pretty, chandeliers, and of course, lots of bottles of wine to try!

There’s live music on the tasting room patio on the weekends, as well as an on-site restaurant. Tasting flights start at $20 and include five wines you can try.

Tasting room weekend hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fazeli Cellars

Some wine tastings for celebrating moms even include winery tours, like the Deluxe Tour and Tasting at Fazeli Cellars! When you book the event in advance, you and your mother will be treated to a tour of this picturesque winery, where you’ll learn the history of the estate and try six wines while snacking on small cheese bites, fruit, and more.

This tour and tasting event is available on weekends at 11 a.m. and costs $55 per person. You do have to schedule it ahead of time, so do this today if you want to make sure there’s room for your group on Mother’s Day weekend!

Tasting room weekend hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Altisima Winery

As you search for wine tastings for celebrating moms in Temecula Valley, check out Altisima Winery, which is known for offering a variety of delicious Spanish wines. You and your mom can attend a tasting here any day. Tastings cost $25 for five wines.

If you come to this winery on Mother’s Day, consider reserving two spots for the luxury picnic experience in the relaxing Altisima olive grove. At this Mother’s Day event, you and your mother can spend a few hours in the grove as you drink wine, eat lunch, and take in breathtaking views of rolling hills. You can click here to make a reservation for the 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. picnic on Mother’s Day weekend.

Tasting room weekend hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Longshadow Ranch Vineyard and Winery

One of the most tranquil, charming spots for wine tastings for celebrating moms is Longshadow Ranch. A detail that sets this winery apart from others is the presence of rescued animals on the property, from llamas to horses, all waiting for some attention from guests!

On weekends, this winery offers live music and food from Great Scot BBQ. And on Sundays, specifically, you can listen to live music while eating brunch and sipping a glass of sangria or wine. Tastings are $18 and include six types of wine to try.

Tasting room weekend hours: 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards

If you like the idea of sipping wine at a fancy Tuscan-themed property, Wilson Creek  Winery is your best bet. Bring your mom here to give her a taste of the good life—and good wine! You’ll be in awe of this sprawling estate from the moment you walk up to the front doors, and the architecture makes it easy to pretend you’ve taken a quick trip to Italy to try some wine with your mom.

You don’t have to make a reservation for wine tasting here. Just show up with your mom, ready to try six wines for $25 per person. There are two eateries on-site in case you get hungry during your wine tasting, and you can also schedule a tour of the winery to learn more about it.

Tasting room weekend hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Akash Winery & Vineyards

There’s no need to schedule a reservation for a tasting at this Temecula Valley winery, so it’s ideal if you made a last-minute Mother’s Day trip to this area. At Akash Winery, there are several outdoor tasting bars on a beautiful patio that overlooks the vineyards, making it among the most scenic wine tastings for celebrating moms.

It’s $30 to taste five wines, and you can buy food from one of several vendors or order a charcuterie board from the Naughty Pig.

Tasting room weekend hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monte de Oro Winery

If you’re looking for an indoor wine tasting at a gorgeous location that will make your mom feel like royalty, check out Monte de Oro. The tasting room is ornate, with awe-inspiring cathedral ceilings and an elegant ambiance, while the connoisseurs are welcoming and knowledgeable about wine.

At the three tasting bars—complete with a glass floor that gives you a view of the barrel cellar—you can choose from two types of wine tastings. The traditional tasting is $20 and includes six 1-ounce wine samples, while the premium tasting is $30 and includes a total of nine 1-ounce samples. So, if you want variety, this is one of the wine tastings for celebrating moms to consider. If you go, make a reservation for the Mother’s Day brunch at 10 a.m. so you can enjoy some food before you head to the tasting room!

Tasting room weekend hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

These wine tastings for celebrating moms should give you some ideas on where to go in and around Temecula Valley. Once you decide where to go, be sure to buy a gift to bring your mom on Mother’s Day. You can’t go wrong with a bottle or two of vino if your mom is a big fan of wine, so check out our wine options at Sweek Oats Winery today. Or better yet, bring her to Sweet Oaks to taste our wines in person!

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