If you don’t use it it’s just another bill
There are actually apps now that remind you about all of your bills. Many of us get caught up in life and don’t realize how much money comes out of our account each month for things we never use. Well, signing up for wineries is definitely going to fit this bill. Depending on the winery, there are usually 3 to 6-month obligations for signing up. If you find out but you never go to the wineries the only thing you’re going to get from it is a bottle of wine each month. My advice? Make a commitment that you will go once a week or once every couple of weeks to the wineries. This way you will get your money’s worth.
Very Busy on Weekends
This is a great thing for Real Estate prices but not so much for the person that wants to get out and enjoy the scenery and some wine on the weekends. The traffic in Temecula wine country is pretty bad on the weekends. With Wine Country Inn Temecula growing, you can only expect this to get worse. I am writing this blog post right after covid-19 some of this traffic might be people just trying to get out to do something. Honestly, I don’t remember the weekend’s being this busy at the wineries but wine country is growing significantly.
Wine doesn’t taste great in the summer
We actually have a blog post talking about the four Seasons in Temecula here. There are three to four months where it gets very hot in Temecula. We can tell you from experience, wine does not taste that great when it’s 100 degrees, especially red wine. Don’t expect to spend late mornings or early afternoon at a winery during summer. During the rest of the year, this is when the wineries are very busy. From 12 to 4:00 on the weekends is prime time. Primetime is miserable many days in the summer in Temecula. This is definitely a con because many people want to get to the wineries at a decent hour during the weekends. Be aware, there will be some months where you might not use your membership all that much.
Generally going to be a drive for most people
We live in North Temecula, even for us, the closest Winery is a 17-minute drive. Just because you’re moving to Temecula or Murrieta doesn’t mean that it’s a hop skip and a jump to get to a winery quickly. Especially during rush hour or on the weekends. If you plan on going to a winery, give yourself an hour to get there and back.
Because of traffic and where the wineries are situated, wine tasting can often be a full-day affair.
Takes Away The Variety
If you like the idea of variety or trying many different wineries this will definitely hinder those plans. When you are paying monthly for a winery, you tend to spend more of your time at the wineries you belong to. In our experience, three wineries is the maximum amount of wineries you visit a day before you’re done. If you belong to two wineries, usually those will be the ones you go to most of the time.