The Temecula Valley Wine Country Community Plan will focus on preserving a lifestyle as beautiful as its surroundings. Both small and large ranch estate communities of Wine Country are set upon magnificent visual backdrop of rolling hills, a rich variety of natural habitats, vineyards and groves. The residents of these rural community estates benefit from their close proximity to Interstate 15, Vail Lake, Lake Skinner, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve and Cleveland National Forest. Beautiful parks and open areas offer a wide variety of recreational activities for all ages. An equestrian-lovers delight, horse trails meander through the valley, commercial and private horse ranches dot the landscape and hitching posts are a common sight. The residents also enjoys year-round Mediterranean weather with an average temperature of mid 70’s degrees; a climate that is well suited for a thriving wine tourist industry. Each contribute to the rural lifestyle we endeavor to preserve while encouraging agricultural cultivation of vineyards - along with the long term viability of wine production – all with an eye on maintaining and enhancing our community’s character. The Wine Country Community Plan will provide provisions for the preservation of the community’s rural character in all development activities.
The Wine Country Community Plan will encompass both the Citrus Vineyard (CV) and the Valle de los Caballos (VDC) Policy Areas. The residential development through out the policy areas (including areas within its vicinity) consists of large estate lots starting at two and a half acres. Both policy areas currently provide provisions for residential development that further promotes the rural characteristic of Wine Country. Within the Citrus Vineyard Policy Area the residents are required to plant fifty percent of the lot area in vines to maintain the ambiance and open space in Wine Country. Residential lots within the Valle de los Caballos areas are mostly 10 acres or larger. The residential lots within this policy area are required a 10-acre minimum to keep with this community's characteristic of very low intensity-rural residential. For more information about the Policy Areas please refer to the Southwest Area Plan.