Fodor's Expert Review Domaine Chardonnay

33810 Madera de Playa Dr., Temecula, California, USA Fodor's Choice

Owners Laura and Mike opened the most romantic estate in Temecula to bring exclusivity, perfection, and a splash of Tuscany to the heart of San Diego’s wine country. A bottle of wine, produced on-site by Mike, soaking tubs, walk-in closets, marble showers, and a full organic breakfast (delivered to your room) await guests. Enter the gates and prepare to be awed with manicured gardens and a stone mansion connecting their main residence to three private suites, ranging in size from 400 to 600 square feet. While there’s no shared common area, privacy is pinnacle with individual patios overlooking the five-acre vineyard. Bathroom amenities infuse lavender and other herbs from the onsite garden. As an interior designer, Laura curated every inch of the elegant property, right down to the hand-painted floors; while Mike, a landscaping architect and wine maker, unveiled his craft from first step to final sipping. Each morning, hot air balloons float above the vineyard, meaning you capture the moment in the comfort of your bathrobe with an espresso in hand. A behind-the-vines tour and other elevating tasting experiences are available upon request.


  • exceptional breakfast delivered to your room
  • friendly owners with attention to detail
  • double gold award, sulfate-free wines available exclusively to guests


  • no children under 12, so not ideal for families
  • usually booked solid
  • minibar and snacks somewhat limited




Phones: 951-383--8989


3 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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