South Coast Winery Resort & Spa recently revealed its highly anticipated plans for its 2013 expansion efforts when it received approval from Riverside County to proceed with plans to build a new winery in the region. The new winery is set to be named Carter Estates. The new 5,470 square foot winery, which will also house a tasting room, is part of the project that will include construction of 23 buildings on 42,000 square feet of space slated for resort, winery, spa, and office and meeting space. The construction plan also calls for a pool and plenty of parking for visitors and guests.
While construction will begin shortly on Carter Estates, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is still on target to open their new three-story, 50–unit, all–suite structure, and additional meeting and event space in March 2013. This boutique property will feature 50 additional guest suites, measuring in at a full 538 to 850 square feet. Each suite comes complete with a fireplace, soothing tub, and lanai deck placed in the vineyards at South Coast Winery Resort and Spa. The new addition will also include a custom–tailored 10,000 square foot rooftop garden, slated for hosting receptions, banquets, and meetings.
Awarded Best California Winery of the Year in both 2008–09 and 2009–10 by the California State Wine Competition, this 39–acre resort not only serves up award winning wines, but offers guests a one-stop getaway retreat in the heart of Temecula wine country. Guests are invited to live the life of a vintner with overnight stays in spacious, luxury villas tucked away in the vineyards, enjoy food and wine pairing menus at its highly acclaimed Vineyard Rose Restaurant & Tasting Room, get down to business in the 7,500 square feet of meeting and function space, soar on hot air balloon rides high above the valley, plus peek behind the scenes with walking–tours of a real working winery culminating in a private sit–down food and wine pairing.