We only stayed one night at the South Coast Winery for a conference my husband was attending. We will certainly return! Every hotel room is a private villa with a little back patio right in the vineyards. The villas are tastefully decorated in light colors and furniture in dark cherry tones, with vines hand painted on accent walls. They have very high ceilings and are very spacious and extremely clean. The bathroom is immense and has double sinks, a separate multi-jet shower stall and a Jacuzzi tub, also immaculately clean.( See photos)
Our experience at the tasting room was wonderful. Our pourer, Jennifer, was knowledgeable and generous in serving some delicious wines AND we met some very nice, friendly locals who turned us on to a wonderful restaurant in Temecula ( Gourmet Italia). You know a tasting room is a good one when the locals are spending their money there, right?
The only thing I found a little strange was the comparatively tiny office where they have the guests check-in. It gives an odd first impression that things will be cramped, as there is basically no room for the guests checking in and out. This is obviously not so, everything is very spacious here except this tiny lobby.