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An Award-Winning Winery in Temecula, CA

Experience the Valley's Premier Vineyards

Many people think of California's Wine Region being located in the northern part of the state; when in fact South Coast Winery is the first winery among 750 of the states' top wineries to claim the title of California Winery of the Year for 4 times, as judged in the California State Fair Wine Competition -- the oldest and most prestigious wine competition in the US, dating back to 1854.

And yet there's more… South Coast Winery Resort & Spa sets the Gold Standard of Excellence in not only our award-winning wines but also in our hospitality. We take great pride and care in delivering exceptional guest experiences with a warm, friendly Southern California style.

Since we first started bottling wine back in 2003, South Coast Winery has earned close to 1,800 awards in regional and international competitions since its first six years of production. Learn more about our award-winning winery in Temecula by exploring some of our recognitions below and read some of our testimonials. According to owner/vintner Jim Carter, "The best wines are being bottled now!" Come experience the best wine tasting in Temecula with us.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Awards

2016 Awards

2015 South Coast Winery Sauvignon Blanc - Best of State/Best of Region/Best of Class-Double Gold, Silver, Bronze
2015 South Coast Winery Winemaker Signature Collection Sauvignon Blanc - Best Sauvignon Blanc-Double Gold
2015 South Coast Winery Cabernet Rosé - Best of Class/Region and Double Gold, Gold, Silver
2015 South Coast Winery Verdelho - Best of Class/Region/Gold, Bronze, Best of Class/Gold, Gold, Best of California Appellation/Best Verdelho, Double Gold, Gold
2015 South Coast Winery Tempranillo Rosé: Best Varietal Rosé- Best of Class/Region/Gold, Bronze, Gold, Gold
2015 South Coast Winery Merlot Rosé: Silver
2015 South Coast Winery Muscat Canelli: Best of Class/Region/Gold, Gold
2014 South Coast Winery Late Harvest Muscat of Alexandria: Gold, Best of Class/Gold
2014 South Coast Winery Mourvedre: Best of Class/Region/Silver, Silver, Best of Show/Best Pacific Rim Red/Best of Class/Gold, Silver
NV South Coast Winery Ruby Cuveé: Silver, Gold
NV South Coast Winery Sparkling Gewurztraminer: Best of Class/Gold, Silver
NV South Coast Winery Sparkling Pinot Grigio: Silver, Silver
2013 South Coast Winery Grenache: Best of Class/Region/Silver, Silver, Gold
2014 South Coast Winery Gewurztraminer: Silver, Gold
NV South Coast Winery Brut Sparkling: Silver, Bronze, Gold, Gold, Silver, Gold
NV South Coast Winery Spumante Diamante Sparkling (Muscato): Best of Class/Gold, Bronze
2012 South Coas Winery TNT (Touriga Nacional-Tempranillo): Bronze, Silver, Silver, Gold
2015 South Coast Winery Viognier: Best of Class/Gold, Silver, Silver, Silver, Bronze
2012 South Coast Winery Boulder Red: Bronze, Silver
NV South Coast Winery Romanza: Bronze
2012 South Coast Winery Big Red Sunshine: Bronze, Silver
NV South Coast Winery Extra Dry Sparkling: Silver, Silver
2013 South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Zinfandel: Bronze, Silver
NV South Coast Winery Romanza: Best of Class/Gold, Silver
2015 South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Touriga Nacional: Silver
2013 South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Syrah: Bronze

2015 Awards

2015 South Coast Winery Tempranillo Rose: Gold
2015 South Coast Winery Verdelho: Best of Class; Gold
2015 South Coast Winery Riesling: Silver
2015 South Coast Winery Rosé of Cabernet: Silver
2015 Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Touriga: Silver
2015 South Coast Winery TNT: Silver
2015 South Coast Winery Sauvignon Blanc: Bronze
2015 Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Cab Sauv: Best of Class/Gold, Gold, Bronze
2014 Muscat Canelli: Best of Class/Gold, Bronze, Best of Class/Best of Region White/Gold
2015 NV CEW Blanc de Blanc: Silver
2015 NV SCW Blanc de Blanc: Gold, Bronze
2015 Blanc de Blanc Sparkling: Silver
2012 Cab Sauv: Silver, Silver
2014 Sauv Blanc: Bronze, Silver, Silver, Gold
2014 Pinot Grigio: Gold
2015 NV Pinot Grigio Sparkling: Bronze, Silver, Silver
2014 Gewurztraminer: Bronze
2014 Gewurztraminer Late Harvest: Silver, Bronze, Bronze
2015 NV Gewurztraminer Sparkling: Bronze, Bronze, Silver
2012 WHP Meritage: Silver, Bronze, Bronze
2011 Touriga Nacional Tempranillo: Silver, Bronze, Silver, Silver
2014 Tempranillo Rose: Silver, Silver, Silver, Best of Class/Region/Silver, Gold NV CEW Blanc de Blanc: Silver
2012 CEW Merlot: Bronze, Gold
2012 CEW Cab Sauv: Best of Class/Double Gold, Gold
2013 CEW Viognier: Best of Class Gold. 
CEW Daybreak: Gold
2012 12 CEW Syrah: Bronze
2014 Chardonnay Sans Chene: Silver
2014 Pinot Grigio: Silver, Silver
2012 Sangiovese: Silver, Silver, Best of Class/Region/Silver, Gold
NV Merlot Berenda Road: Silve, Silver
2012 CEW Merlot: Bronze, Gold
2012 WHP Merlot: Silver, Bronze
NV Petite Sirah Berenda Road: Bronze, Bronze
NV Syrah Berenda Road: Bronze, Bronze
2014 Muscat of Alexandria Late: Bronze
2014 Grenache Blanc: Silver, Bronze
Spumante Diamante: Silver
2013 WHP Zinfandel: Bronze, Bronze
2014 Riesling: Bronze, Silver
2012 WHP Zinfandel
NV Spumante Diamante: Gold, Bronze, Gold
2012 Big Red Sunshine: Silver
2012 WHP Petite Sirah: Bronze, Best of Class/Region/Silver
2012 CEW Cab Sauv: Best of Class/Region/Silver, Gold
2013 CEW Viognier: Best of Class/Gold
2011 WHP Syrah: Best of Class Region/Silver
2012 CEW Syrah: Bronze
CEW Daybreak: Gold
2012 Boulder Red: Gold

2014 Awards

NV Pinot Grigio Sparkling: Bronze, Gold, Gold, Silver, Best of Class Gold, Double Gold, Silver
NV Sin Sparkling: Bronze, Bronze, Gold
2010 Anniversary Cuvee: Bronze, Silver, Bronze, Silver
NV Sparkling Gewurztraminer: Silver, Gold, Best of Class Chairmans Award
NV Extra Dry Sparkling: Silver
NV Sparkling Brut: Silver, Silver
2013 California Girl: Silver
2013 Muscat Canelli: Silver, Bronze, Bronze, Silver, Silver, Gold
2012 Reserve Chardonnay: Silver
2012 Chardonnay San Chene: Silver, Bronze, Silver, Silver, Silver
2013 Sauvignon Blanc: Silver, Bronze, Bronze, Bronze, Gold
2012 Late Harvest Roussane: Double Gold, Silver, Silver, Silver
2013 SC Dry Gewurztraminer: Best of Class/Gold, Silver, Bronze,Silver, Gold, Silver, Silver
2012 Viognier: Silver, Silver
2013 Viognier: Double Gold, Silver
2013 Tempranillo Rose: Silver, Gold, Silver
2012 SC Group Therapy: Silver, Silver, Bronze, Gold
2012 SC Merlot: Bronze, Silver, Silver, Bronze, Silver
2009 Mourvedre: Silver, Silver,Silver
2010 Petit Verdot: Gold, Bronze, Silver
2011 WHP Cab Sauv: Silver
2011 RH Syrah: Silver, Gold, Bronze, Silver
NV SC BlackJack Port: Bronze, Silver, Bronze, Bronze, Bronze
NV Touriga Nacional: Best of Class Gold Chairmans Award
2011 CEW Penrose: Silver, Silver, Gold
10 Petit Sirah: Silver

2013 Awards

Ruby Cuvee: Silver, Gold, Silver
NV Gewurztraminer Sparkling: Gold, Double Gold, Bronze, Silver, Best of Class/Gold, Gold, Silver, Silver, Gold
NV Pinot Grigio Sparkling: Silver, Bronze, Bronze, Gold, Silver, Silver, Silver, Silver, Best of County/Double Golf, Silver
NV Spumante Diamante: Silver, Bronze, Silver
2008 Blanc de Blanc: Bronze, Silver, Double Gold, Silver, Gold, Bronze, Gold
NV Blanc de Noir: Silver
NV Sparkling Pinot Noir Rose: Silver
2012 California Girl White: Double Gold
2012 Grenache Blanc: Double Gold
2011 Riesling: Silver, Bronze, Silver, Silver
2012 Riesling: Gold, Gold, Gold
2012 Roussanne: Silver, Silver, Best of Class/Gold, Gold, Silver, Silvr, Gold
2012 Viognier: Best of County/Double Gold, Best of Class/Gold, Best of Class/Gold, Silver, Gold, Silver, Silver, Silver, Silver
2012 Dry Muscat Caneli: Silver, Silver, Silver, Silver, Silver
2012 Gewurztraminer: Gold, Silver, Double Gold
2011 Gewurztraminer: Bronze, Silver
2011 Sauv Blanc Musque Cl: Double Gold, Silver, Silver, Silver, Silver, Gold, Bronze, Bronze, Gold, Best of Class/best of Region/Silver
2011 Chardonnay Sans Chene: Silver, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Best of Class/Gold, Best of Class/Gold, Silver, Bronze, Silver, Silver, Bronze
2011 Reserve Chardonnay: Bronze, Silver, Bronze
2011 WHP Chardonnay: Best of Class/BEst Of Region/Gold
2010 Group Therapy: Silver
2011 GVR: Silver, Silver, Gold, best of Class/Gold, Silver, Gold, Best of County/Double Gold
2008 GSM: Silver, Double Gold, Silver
2011 Merlot: Silver, Silver
2012 Cabernet Rose: Silver, Best of Class/Gold, Sliver, Best of Class/Best of Region/Silver
2011 Merlot Rose: Bronze, Silver, Best of Class/Gold
2012 Moscato Secco: Silver, Silver
2011 Tempranillo Rose: Gold, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Silver
2012 Tempranillo Rose: Double Gold, Best of Class/Gold, Best of Class/Gold, Bronze, Bronze, Bronze, Best of Class/Best of Region/Silver
2012 Radical Rose: Bronze
NV Romanza: Bronze, Silver, Bronze, Silver
2008 WHP Cabernet Sauvignon: Gold, Best of Class/Gold, Best of Class Gold, Silver
2011 WHP Merlot: Broze, Silver
2009 WHP Petit Sirah: Silver
2009 WHP Tempranillo: Silver, Bronze, Bronze
2009 SC Tempranillo: Silver
2008 WHP Sangiovese: Best of Class/Best of Region/Silver
2009 WHP Syrah: Silver, Bronze
2009 CE Malbec: Silver,Silver, Silver Outstanding, Bronze, Bronze,Bronze
2010 CE Merlot: Bronze, Silver Outstanding, Bronze
2009 CE Penrose: Silver, Gold, Silver,Silver Outstanding, Silver
2012 Late Harvest Roussanne: Gold
NV Daybreak: Silver
NV Black Jack Port: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Silver, Gold, Bronze

2012 Awards

STs Valley White Zin 2010: Silver
STs Valley Zin 2009: Bronze
Sts Valley Petite Sirah: Bronze, Bronze, Bronze
10 St Valley Cabernet: Bronze, Bronze
10 St Valley Petite Sirah: Bronze, Bronze
10 St Valley Syrah: Bronze
Ruby Cuvee: Gold, Bronze
NV Brut:Gold, Silver
NV Extra Dry: Silver, Silver, Silver
NV Gewurztraminer Sparkling: Bronze, Bronze, Bronze
NV Pinot Grigio Sparkling: Gold, Silver, Silver, Best of Class/Gold
NV Spumante Diamante: Gold, Chairman Best of Class/Gold, Gold, Bronze, Silver, Best of Class/Silver
2008 Blanc de Blanc: Silver, Silver,Silver,Silver,Bronze,Bronze,Silver,Bronze
2011 Gewurztraminer: Gold, Silver,Sweepstakes Winner, Best of Class/Silver
2010 Sauv Blanc Musque Cl: Gold, Unanimous Gold
2011 Sauv Blanc Musque Clone: Silver, Silver, Best Varietal/Double Gold, Chairmans Best of Class, Silver, Best of Show/White-Gold
2010 Chard San Chene: Silver, Bronze, Bronze
2009 WHP Chardonnay: Silver
2011 SC Muscat Canelli: Bronze, Silver, Best of Class/Silver
2009 Late Harvest Reisling: Silver, Bronze
2009 GVR: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Bronze
2010 GVR: Silver, Silver, Bronze, Gold
2008 GSM-Wholesale: Silver, Silver, Silver, Bronze, Silver, Gold
2010 Late Harvest Riesling: Silver, Silver, Gold, Best of Class/Silver
2011 Rose of Merlot: Bronze, Bronze
2010 Pinot Grigio: Bronze
2008 Group Therapy: Best Rhone Blend, Bronze, Gold, Bronze, Silver, Silver
NV Romanza: Silver, Silver, Gold, Bronze, Double Gold, Best of Class/Silver
NV Big Red Table: Silver, Silver, Silver, Gold
2006 Cab Sauv 4 Blk Blend: Bronze, Silver, Bronze
2008 WHP Il Temporale: Bronze, Bronze, Silver
2008 WHP Meritage: Gold, Gold, Silver, Silver
2007 WHP Merlot: Gold, Gold, Silver, Silver
2009 WHP Petite Sirah: Silver, Bronze
2008 WHP Sangiovese: Silver, Best of Class/Silver
2008 WHP Syrah: Silver, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Silver, Double Gold, Silver, Gold
2008 SC Rolling Hills Syrah: Silver
2008 SC Rolling Hills Cabernet: Bronze
2009 Tempranillo: Silver, Bronze, Best of Class/Gold
2008 WHP Zinfandel: Bronze, Gold
2011 Tempranillo Rose: Gold, Silver, Gold, Broze, Gold, Silver, Best of Class/Best of Region/Gold, Silver
NV Black Jack Port: Silver, Silver, Silver, Best of Show-Fortif Wines, Bronze, Silver, Bronze, Best of Class/Gold, Bronze
2009 Carter Est Penrose: Silver, Silver, Best of Class/BEst of Region/Gold, Bronze
2006 Carter Est Cab Sauv: Gold
2009 Carter Est Malbec: Bronze, Bronze
2010 Carter Est Viognier: Bronze, Silver
2010 Saints Valley Petite Sirah: Bronze, Silver, Silver

Testimonials

"We celebrated my daughter's 18th birthday three years ago with a hot air balloon ride. We returned for her 21st birthday and celebrated with lunch and wine tasting. What a wonderful venue. Next may be a wedding!"

-G. Verbeerst

"Brian on the Behind the Scenes Tour was awesome! Penrose and Syrah wines were both quite good."

-T. Durning – Chino Hills , CA

"Matt in the tasting room was absolutely AWESOME! Thanks!"

-A. Strand - Bellflower, CA

"Delightful wine tour! Delicious wines! Wish I could be here every week!"

-L. Lum, Los Angeles, CA

"As proud members of the wine club and regular visitors to the resort to bother Danny for another pour, please accept my wife Chris’s and my congratulations on your second fantastic Golden State Winery of the Year award! Keep up the great work that all of you do, see you soon!"

- Chris & Jim H., Irvine, CA

"We really enjoyed our wine tour -- informative and well paced (leisurely, comfortable, relaxed, casual, friendly). Our patio tasting experience was great -- beautiful, comfortable elegant area with well chosen and presented fruites and cheeses -- very superior to any other tasting/tour and well worth the cost. It was a beautiful addition to our stay at your resort."

- B. McDaniel, Unknown

"Great wine tour! Better than tour we took in Napa. The private tasting in the Barrel Room was a nice touch."​

-John and Karen Gerlad, Orange County, CA

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