Mixxalot: As a wine aficionado, why on God’s earth would you go to Temecula? Hopefully, not for one of those overcooked whites or sickly sweet champagnes.
You do know that Sonoma county is getting swamped right now by foreclosures, right? You could pick up a nice place in Sta Rosa and be close to both Napa and Sonoma. Plus, the scenery is gorgeous. Yes, I am biased, having grown up there.
Course, neither Napa nor Sonoma are overrun by what I call “OC Specials”, those vaguely Stepfordish looking gals sporting thousands of dollars worth of aftermarket products.
You are right about one thing and it is sad: Temecula has some wonderful history dating back to the opening of the American frontier and it has been completely subsumed by suburbia.