A New Invitation to Old-world Charm
Began with Passion and a Vision
Our story began in the 1970s, when a young businessman named Dan Stephenson visited Europe for the first time and fell in love with the countryside, the food and wine, the culture and the lifestyle. From then on, he had a passion to share his experiences with whomever crossed his path.
Thirty years later, Dan and his friend purchased more than 300 acres of land in a little place called the Temecula Valley Wine Country. At that moment, his dream to bring Europe and her old-world charms to our corner of the world sprang to life. Europa Village was born and the strategy for a multi-winery resort was carefully crafted and began rolling out phase by phase, one exciting destination at a time.
Today, more than thirty acres of prime Temecula Wine Country property have been planted with popular European-style varietal grapes, bringing forth premium wines in the classic traditions of France, Spain and Italy. Our resort boasts two current winery “destinations”—Bolero, a vibrant new Spanish adventure, and C’est La Vie, the first phase of our amorous, French affair. Here you can indulge in lush vintages, delicious food, exclusive accommodations and one-of-a-kind experiences. And there’s more on the way every day…
The next chapter in the Europa Village story will continue our journey through France, with an expansion of C’est La Vie, as well as a brand new winery—Vienza—inspired by the Italian countryside. These exciting European-style venues will be connected by a village of restaurants, boutiques, tasting rooms and walking paths anchored by a luxurious 40-room resort and spa, all designed in classic European style.
Until then, our story continues with each new guest, each new wine, and each new seasonal harvest. Our vision can be seen taking shape on the lush hills of Temecula Wine Country, and our commitment to providing the most unique wine country experience in all of California is ongoing. We invite you to join us for a taste of old-world charm, and an experience you’ll never forget.