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One of Only Four 2024 Temecula Winners in This Category

TEMECULA, Calif. – For its second consecutive year, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s The Vineyard Rose Restaurant located amidst 63 acres of prime Temecula Valley vines, garnered the prized 2024 Award of Excellence from international industry, wine-reporting leader Wine Spectator.

Among over 3,500 wine list entries from the U.S. and more than 75 countries and territories, The Vineyard Rose Restaurant is one of 2,150 recipients of this year’s Award of Excellence. Winners in this category typically offer around 100 wine list selections. The judges of these prestigious awards choose dining venues that feature quality and diverse selections in line with the restaurant’s cuisine and price point. Each wine is listed with all pertinent information and clear presentation.

The wine list at The Vineyard Rose Restaurant has 150 selections on its list, many of which have won esteemed national and international recognition in highly respected wine competitions. The restaurant has an inventory of 1,800 bottles, and Wine Spectator states that the list’s strength is in presenting outstanding California wines – suited to pair exceptionally well with the American/Californian menu served at lunch and dinner in its Tuscan-inspired dining room.

“We are incredibly honored to receive the 2024 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator for two years in a row,” said Jeff Carter of Carter Hospitality Group, owner and operator of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. “This prestigious recognition is a testament to our commitment to offering an exceptional wine experience that perfectly complements our American/Californian cuisine. Our team takes great pride in curating a diverse and high-quality wine list, featuring many selections from South Coast Winery and our sister winery, Carter Estate, that enhances our guests' dining experience. We are thrilled our dedication to showcasing outstanding California wines has been recognized on an international level.”

The total number of winners from this year’s Grand, Best of Award of Excellence and Award of Excellence Wine Spectator citations were given to 3,700 wine programs, and they appear online at Additionally, the list will be published in the August 31 issue of Wine Spectator magazine which will be available on newsstands mid-July.

The Vineyard Rose Restaurant
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
34843 Rancho California Road
Temecula, California 92591

About The Vineyard Rose Restaurant
Featuring fresh, California-style cuisine masterminded by Executive Chef Jonathan Alcala, The Vineyard Rose Restaurant offers three meals a day. Guests can dine indoors in the elegant Tuscan-style dining room or al fresco on the beautifully landscaped patio. A semi-private dining room hosts parties up to 20. For reservations, book online or call (951) 587-9463.

About South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
The only winery among the state’s top wineries to claim the title of California Winery of the Year five times at the California State Fair Wine Competition, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa sets the gold standard for excellence amongst California wineries, earning more than 3,000 awards since its inception in 2003. Situated on 63 lush acres, the resort offers a breathtaking retreat for wine tours, romantic getaways and group events with 132 rooms and villas, a working winery and tasting room, gift shop, full-service spa and restaurant.

South Coast Winery offers a broad portfolio of 45 wine labels, the majority of which are available for sampling in its main tasting room – from robust reds such as Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Merlot and Pinot Noir to whites including Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Riesling. Also available are sparkling wines, dessert wines and other specialty offerings. The winery employs a staff of skilled winemakers, including master winemaker Jon McPherson and winemaker Javier Flores, both with decades of experience in the wine industry. For more information, visit

About Wine Spectator Magazine
Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches around millions of readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (, mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews.