Fresh Air Activities and Wine Tastings Return to Temecula
TEMECULA, Calif. – Located in California’s oldest wine region, the 63-acre South Coast Winery Resort & Spa plans to re-open its award-winning resort on Monday, June 1, with modified services after its recent hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its sister property, Carter Estate Winery and Resort located nearby on 109 acres, plans to re-open on Wednesday, July 1. Both are owned and operated by Orange County-based Carter Hospitality Group. The two family-owned wineries have garnered over 3,000 distinguished awards and medals collectively since 1981.
To provide guests with plenty of space, South Coast will re-open its spacious 82 villas only and Carter Estate will reopen all 60 bungalow suites on its scheduled date. Both properties will utilize their many outdoor terraces and gardens for dining and wine tasting. Tasting rooms will admit limited guests for food and wine experiences by advance appointment only to ensure physical distancing.
Recently refreshed with new paint, lighting, window treatments and furnishings, South Coast’s villas include comfortable, furnished single and two-bedroom suites with step-out patios to the resort’s vineyards. Gas fireplaces, wall-mounted LCD flat screen TVs and soothing hot tubs complete the relaxed setting.
Recipient of 2019 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, Carter Estate’s 60 private bungalows either look out to the east for guests to catch the perfect sunrise or to the west for spectacular sunsets, and each includes a private terrace with a seating area just steps from the vineyards.
Both resorts will offer varied distancing dining options, including The Vineyard Rose Restaurant at South Coast Winery Resort, the Vineyard Grill at Carter Estate Winery and Resort and in-room dining delivered to each villa or bungalow’s doorstep.
Health and Safety: Carter Care
To ensure the safety of guests and employees, all guests will be asked to wear face coverings in public spaces and comply with six-foot physical distancing policies. Hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout both resorts, and enhanced sanitation measures utilizing Bioesque sprayers and hospital-grade disinfectants will be used throughout the guestrooms and public areas. Villas and bungalows will be left vacant for a period of time between guest arrivals, and a seal will be placed on all door locks to indicate they haven’t been accessed since they were last cleaned. For more details, guests can visit www.carterhospitality.
Bike rentals, meditation walks and outdoor yoga, among other activities will be available for guests. And the resorts’ reopening packages are perfect for taking in the outdoors with offerings such as horseback riding and hot air balloon rides and include:
Carter Estate Winery and Resort Horseback Riding Package*
This package is created for horseback riding lovers who want to immerse themselves in scenic wine country as they ride through the Carter Estate vineyards – taking in the beauty and enjoying a memorable experience. The package includes overnight luxurious accommodations, 90 minutes of horseback riding for two, a welcome bottle of wine from Carter Estate Winery and continental breakfast for two.
Starting at $385 per night, exclusive of tax and gratuity.
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Horse and Carriage Package*
Guests can take in Temecula Valley’s fresh air while traversing through South Coast Winery’s vineyards on a horse and carriage for an idyllic experience. The package includes overnight luxurious accommodations in a villa, two-hour private horse drawn carriage ride, a bottle of a pre-selected award-winning South Coast wine and chef’s choice charcuterie board – both to enjoy during the carriage ride.
Starting at $419 per night, exclusive of tax and gratuity.
Hot Air Balloon Package*
Ideal for taking in all of Temecula’s bucolic scenery, guests can choose either resort while experiencing the region from above. The Hot Air Balloon Package includes overnight luxurious accommodations at either South Coast Winery Resort & Spa or Carter Estate Winery and Resort, a shared hot air balloon ride for two with California Dreamin’ Balloon Adventures, a champagne toast and light snack for two at the balloon ride’s conclusion and a welcome bottle of wine from South Coast or Carter Estate winery depending on which resort booked.
Starting at $455 at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa; and at $489 at Carter Estate Winery and Resort (includes daily continental breakfast).
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Sunny Days Ahead Package
This basic guestroom package includes overnight luxurious accommodations in a villa with a $20 savings on rate, a $30 in-room dining credit and a bottle of South Coast wine upon arrival. Starting at $169 per night, exclusive of tax and gratuity.
*Adventures packages above are not available for same day booking. Must be booked at least 72 hours in advance.
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
34843 Rancho California Road
Temecula, California 92591
Carter Estate Winery and Resort
34450 Rancho California Road
Temecula, California 92591
About Carter Hospitality Group
Established in 2011, Carter Hospitality Group, LLC. is a family-owned hospitality company with five hotels and resorts as well as three wineries across the United States. Based in Orange County, California, the company manages and owns a portfolio of luxury properties including South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, Temecula, California; Carter Estate Winery and Resort, Temecula California; Harborside Suites at Little Harbor, Ruskin, Florida; and Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa, Texas Hill Country. Carter Hospitality Group additionally serves as the owner-franchisee for Red Lion Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista South, Orlando Florida. For more information, visit www.carterhospitality.com.