Temecula Valley – known as "Southern California's Wine Country" – will get its first four-star winery resort. San Francisco-based SB Architects will design the property that will pay homage to the region's landscape and history.
Developed by Standard Portfolio Group and Wave Hospitality, the yet-to-be-named resort will be set on 135 acres in the Temecula foothills. The new resort will accommodate 200 to 250 guests and will be set directly within the vineyards, surrounded by event spaces, a farm-to-table restaurant, a stand-alone brewery and a winery capable of producing 50,000 cases per year.
The project team will announce the name of the resort in early 2016.
According to Scott Lee, president and principal of SB Architects, the goal is to create a destination that places guests at the center of the wine-making experience. As such, the master plan for the resort preserves over 75 percent of the site for agriculture.
Calabasas-based ValleyCrest Design Group was selected to provide the landscape design.
This will be the first winery resort developed under the Riverside County Wine Country Community Plan, created to support the development of the Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. The Temecula Valley is home to 42 wineries and 1,500 acres of vineyards.