South Coast Winery
South Coast Winery was established by Jim Carter in the Temecula Valley AVA. The movie, A Walk in the Clouds, inspired Mr. Carter to develop vineyards on his land.
South Coast Winery is a 400 acre property that is planted with 38 acres of vineyards near the San Jacinto Mountains. They produce Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Rose Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Riesling, Chardonnay, and Port. There are plans to release a premium line, called Carter Estates, in the near future.
The winery also has a restaurant and resort. Vineyard Rose Restaurant has amazing views and very good food that is kind of a Mediterranean-French-Italian fusion. Not surprisingly, they also have an excellent wine list that has several selections by the bottle and by the glass. Alessandro Serni is the chef.