The Temecula Valley Wine and Balloon Festival is held every year in May for 3 days and it is the perfect occasion to enjoy and discover good wine, listen to great music and be wowed by the Balloon Launch show.
Temecula is only a few hours away from Los Angeles. I decided to only go on Saturday but I recommend going for the whole 3-day festival to fully enjoy the event and have a chance to see the Balloon Launch Show.
I went on Saturday and started with the wine tasting part. A lot of Temecula wineries were there to share their wine. I had the occasion to discover some amazing wines like the wine from Monte de Oro Winery and Vineyards . There are also many Beer Stations for some beer tasting. I felt in love with the Stella Artois Beer Truck.
They are 2 stages with different bands and singers playing all day. Grab your glass of wine or beer and maybe some amazing food and enjoy the music. The festival has the best BBQ Food Trucks like the Mill Greek BBQ . If you are a meat lover you will not be disappointed.
The Balloons are launched one time in the morning where you can enjoy a free ride and at sunset, there is a balloon glow show. Unfortunately, this year, it was very windy and they were no balloon launched on Saturday night. This is why I’m recommending going for the whole weekend so you get to see the balloon launch if not at night, at least in the morning. And sure enough, on Sunday, when the wind finally died down, they were able to launch off the balloons.
The Festival is a great weekend getaway occasion. Stay at a Temecula Winery, enjoy the romantic wine county and the breathtaking balloon show.