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Smart Meetings, Experience the Extraordinary - Fall 2023

Discover the perfect blend of food, wine, and picturesque settings in Temecula's wine country, where Oak Mountain Winery offers intimate meeting spaces in its underground wine cave and Wilson Creek Winery hosts events amidst the oldest cabernet vines in America. Delight in gourmet Sicilian cuisine by acclaimed chefs Alex & Charity Prestifilippo, and elevate your experience with a majestic hot air balloon ride provided by A Grape Escape, culminating in group bonding and celebration with champagne toasts and honorary certificates.

Ranch & Coast Magazine - March 2024

Less than an hour north of San Diego, historic Old Town Temecula thrives with over 100,000 residents and 47 wineries across 33,000 acres. The recently purchased Swing Inn by Dean Norris adds to the town's charm, while the upcoming Europa Village Wineries promises a grand fusion of Spanish, French, and Italian villages, expanding Temecula Valley's allure beyond wine country with diverse experiences like horseback riding at California Ranch Company.

San Diego Foodie Fan - April 2024

Nestled in the scenic mountain foothills of Temecula, Temecula Creek Inn offers a tranquil retreat just a short drive from San Diego, boasting picturesque views of its 27-hole golf course and locally sourced cuisine at Corkfire Kitchen. With luxurious accommodations, onsite dining, and nearby activities like wine tasting and hot air balloon rides, it's the perfect destination for a relaxing getaway or a golfer's dream vacation in Southern California.

Visit Temecula Valley, Outdoor Recreation - 2024

Explore the stunning Great Outdoors of Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, where visitors can enjoy activities like hiking, golfing, horseback riding, and even hot air balloon rides over the valley's picturesque landscape. With its mild year-round climate and proximity to major cities like San Diego and Los Angeles, Temecula offers outdoor adventures for every taste, from wildlife spotting at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve to bass fishing at Vail Lake Resort, all against the backdrop of breathtaking views and rolling hills.

Stroller in the City, Adventures in Temecula - March 2024

Temecula offers an array of outdoor adventures amidst its picturesque wine country, complemented by luxurious accommodations like Domaine Chardonnay Winery Estate & Luxury Guest Suites, where guests can partake in exclusive experiences like the Winemaker for a Day program. From exhilarating hot air balloon rides with A Grape Escape to indulgent spa treatments at South Coast Winery's Grapeseed Spa, followed by gourmet dining experiences at venues like The Vineyard Rose and Miramonte Winery, Temecula promises an unforgettable escape filled with wine tastings, culinary delights, and scenic horseback rides through Old Town Ranch.

She She Show, Beautiful Temecula, Visit California Part 2 - February 2024

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Temecula, where rich history blends seamlessly with vibrant hospitality and stunning natural beauty. From award-winning wineries like Leoness Cellars to cozy accommodations at The Vine House Bed & Breakfast, and thrilling adventures like hot air balloon rides and horseback trails, Temecula offers an enchanting escape that exceeds expectations, leaving visitors longing for more.

Kassidy Klicks, Love is in the air, styled shoot - April 2024

Experience the ultimate in romance and adventure by exchanging vows in a hot air balloon, soaring above breathtaking landscapes and sharing intimate moments in the sky. Make your special day truly unforgettable with a journey that defies gravity and captures the boundless beauty of love.

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Hot Air Balloon Company: @grapeescapeballoon

Couple: @johnnie__angle @jared_Angle

HMUA: @terrabartonmua

Suit: @friartux

Dress: @blissandbridal


Fodor's Travel Guide, The 6 Best Secret Nature Spots in California, According to Park Rangers - December 2023

Located conveniently within an hour and a half of major SoCal urban centers, Temecula offers a serene escape into nature, boasting a stunning 32-square-mile valley with rolling vineyards, golden hills, and panoramic views of snow-capped peaks. Experience the unique ecosystem of the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve, just 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean, home to rare fairy shrimp and diverse biomes, then indulge in local, high-quality cuisine at EAT Marketplace and enjoy wine tasting at Wilson Creek Winery, known for its regenerative farming practices. Finally, stay at The Vine House Bed & Breakfast for a cozy retreat amidst picturesque vineyards, and don't miss out on activities like olive oil tasting at Temecula Olive Oil Company or a scenic hot air balloon flight with A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure.

Samson Olalekan, Travel Content Creator, Press Trip with Visit Temecula Valley - December 2023

Embark on a serene journey with A Grape Escape Hot Air Balloon Adventure, drifting over picturesque vineyards as the sun ascends over the mountains, offering unmatched tranquility. Marvel at the beauty of wineries, citrus groves, and tranquil lakes from your lofty vantage point, while year-round ballooning ensures an unforgettable adventure in every season., Temecula Valley: What to eat, do and visit in wine paradise? - January 2024

Experience the best of Temecula Valley's history and scenery at Old Town, then elevate your adventure with A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure, offering breathtaking views and a 20% discount on local champagne. Savor unique wine and mead experiences at Corbeaux Wine & Tea House and Batch Mead to complete your unforgettable journey.

Forbes, Travel Confidential: The Top 10 Luxury Cities, According to Architectural Digest - December 2023

Architectural Digest's top 10 "emerging luxury cities" offer a blend of culture, history, and sophistication, from the hidden gem of Irvine's Langson Institute and Museum to the luxury living experience at the Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara in Carlsbad, California. Explore culinary delights in Chula Vista and Rancho Cucamonga, Texas' gaming history in Frisco and whiskey tradition in Lewisville, North Carolina's upscale retreat at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, wellness indulgence at Stamford's Haute Healing Oasis, and Temecula Valley's renowned wine tasting at Baily Winery and Vineyard, all culminating in an unforgettable hot air balloon tour with A Grape Escape Hot Air Balloon Adventure over Temecula and Murrieta.

California Grown, Enjoy a Birds Eye View of Wine Country with A Grape Escape - August 2023

Discover a unique wine country experience in Temecula with A Grape Escape Hot Air Balloon Adventure, where you'll embark on a picturesque journey above the valley's vineyards and farms before enjoying a sparkling wine toast back at the winery. Owned by husband-wife duo Cherise and Rusty Manning, this family-operated business offers a safe and memorable flight, showcasing the breathtaking beauty and diverse agriculture of Temecula Valley while providing a world-class hospitality experience supported by the collaborative spirit of the local community.

The Travel: 7 Hot Air Balloon Tours in the American Southwest - April 2024

Discover the captivating allure of the Southwestern United States, where states like Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah beckon with their diverse landscapes, from arid deserts to lush rivers. For an unforgettable adventure, soar above the majestic scenery with A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure, #1 in hot air balloon experiences, offering a thrilling perspective of the region's natural wonders.

Wealth of Geeks: Creating a Day Trip From San Diego to Temecula Valley - May 2024

Planning a day trip from San Diego to Temecula Valley involves a scenic drive through Southern California's countryside, offering visitors a chance to explore the region's renowned wineries, charming Old Town, and hot air balloon rides. The journey is an ideal blend of wine tasting, dining, and enjoying picturesque views, making for a perfect getaway from the city.

Butterball: Elevated Grilling Commercial  - May 2024

You don't need a hot air balloon for grilling—leave the high-flying adventures to the skies. What you do need is Butterball ground turkey for a Turkey Smashburger, bringing deliciously grounded flavor to your grill.

Traveller's Elixir: 17 Things To Do In California That MOST People Don't Know About - 2024

"17 Things to Do in California That Most People Don’t Know About" showcases unique attractions such as hiking to Potato Chip Rock, exploring the ghost towns of the Salton Sea, visiting the secluded Ruby Lake, trekking in the pristine Trinity Alps Wilderness, discovering the scenic Shark Fin Cove, and enjoying a hot air balloon ride over Temecula Valley. These hidden gems offer adventurous and off-the-beaten-path experiences in California.

Yahoo! Life: A detour along CA State Route 371 is well worth it for this farm-fresh olive oil tasting - May 2024

The Temecula Olive Oil Company is a family-run ranch offering cold-milled olive oils and vinegars in a Mediterranean grove near Temecula's wine region, embodying the community's dedication to environmental stewardship and positive impact. An unforgettable hot air balloon ride with A Grape Escape Hot Air Balloon Adventure added a thrilling and memorable experience to my 2023 adventures, and the focus on sustainability genuinely changed and inspired me.

KTLA 5 Morning News: Danica McAdam highlights trending Father's Day Gifts - June 4, 2024

Treat Dad to an unforgettable Father's Day gift with a hot air balloon ride, with A Grape Escape Hot Air Balloon Adventure, over the picturesque Temecula Valley. Soar above the vineyards and enjoy breathtaking views, creating lasting memories on this unique adventure.

Esquire: California wineries, hot air balloon rides, and more: fun things to do near LA that only people in the know know about - May 2024

California, roughly 1.1 times the size of Japan, is home to diverse attractions, including the beautiful Temecula Valley. A highlight of visiting Temecula is the exhilarating hot air balloon rides, where you can soar above the vineyards and orchards, enjoying panoramic views, and combine this adventure with winery tours and luxury stays at resorts like Carter Estate Winery & Resort and Europa Village.

Numero Toyko Magazine: Shohei Ohtani is booming in LA, but what are the hottest spots in California to visit right now? Temecula: Winery tours, hot air ballooning and horseback riding -Southern California, a playground for adults - July 2024

When visiting Los Angeles, it's common to think of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, but Temecula, an inland wine country, offers a unique experience with its historic wineries, high-quality wines, and diverse activities such as horseback riding and hot air balloon rides. The region's distinctive climate and soil contribute to the excellent wine production, and visitors can enjoy reasonably priced wines and various amenities like hotels, restaurants, and spas at the wineries.

Yahoo! Life: Skip over-tourism: Visit one of these scenic towns for a European vacation vibe right here in North America - Skip over-tourism. Visit one of these scenic towns for a European vacation vibe right here in North America - July 2024

As Europe faces record-high summer tourism, with crowds from the European Eras Tour and the Summer Olympics, travelers may experience disruptions like airline strikes and increased prices. For a more relaxed and budget-friendly alternative, consider North American destinations such as Temecula, California, which offers Tuscan-like vineyards and adventures like hot air balloon rides with A Grape Escape.

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