Exploring Temecula is moving on with our Temecula Winery tour. This week we decided to write about the wineries with hotels in Temecula. Our first stop was the Inn at Churon which is located at 33233 Rancho California Road Temecula, CA 92591 and is open daily from 10am – 6pm . This winery has changed a great deal from our last visit. Ownership has changed, and at first glance, they seem to be doing a great job. The Inn at Churon now has a finished courtyard in front of all rooms and some very nice murals in the basement tasting room. This Winery has a relaxed type of vibe and would be great for somebody looking to walk around, enjoy the views and finish with a tasting
What We Liked
A few things that caught our attention immediately were the beautiful views of the rolling hills the grand lobby which has plenty of seating as well as a fireplace. The large tasting room on the bottom level is nicely decorated, has very nice painted murals and has a large tasting area. One of the biggest reasons we decided to pick the Inn at Churon was because they were playing live music. I’m sure the schedule changes all the time, but from what we understand, live music is Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4.
Wine Tasting fees are Weekdays $15.00, Weekends (Sat & Sun) $17.00. Personally, we liked the whites and champagne more than the reds. After hundreds of wine tastings around the world one thing that’s very important to us when we wine taste is the server, in this particular case, it was average. A server can make or break a wine tasting experience and being funny, engaging and coming across like they love their job makes the experience so much better.
So we didn’t actually go in the rooms on this trip but we have stayed at the hotel before. The rooms are a good size, are very nice and relaxing with fireplaces and nice big soaking tubs. We also liked the fact that they have beautiful views from the patio’s. Another bonus that we do remember was how good the breakfasts were, not just continental but full-on great breakfasts. We do suggest that you do some research before booking a room on their website. From what I have seen hotels.com or Trivago have better deals or prices than the actual main site. Another thing is to check Groupon. Many times wineries in Temecula have Groupons for wine tasting or overnight stays.
The grounds are probably my favorite part of this winery. It’s pretty big and nice to walk around, both front and back. The views in the front are very nice and I realized the new ownership has worked hard at improving the overall appearance and functionality There’s also plenty of outdoor seating which is nice for when the weather gets better. All of the outdoor seating does have beautiful views and faces the front of the winery.
In my opinion, The Inn at Churon would be a great place for a weekend getaway if you’re looking for peace and quiet and relaxation. If I was looking for a really fun Friday or Saturday afternoon or night I probably wouldn’t go to The Inn at Churon. That’s just my personal preference and the vibe that I get when I’m there.
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