The Mystery Wino – South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

People enjoy wine tasting at the South Coast Winery Resort & Spa tasting room in Temecula Valley Wine Country. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Rob CrisellSpecial to Valley NewsWhen I first assumed the role of Mystery Wino in July 2021, I thought I knew what to expect. After all, I’ve lived in Temecula Valley Wine Country since 2012 and visited every winery at least once. I also raise and sell grapes, make wine and have interviewed dozens of winemakers and owners over the years. Twenty-four articles later, however, I have to admit that I have been pleasantly surprised. Most of the wineries and wines have exceeded my expectations. I’m looking forward to introducing you to many more hidden jewels in the months ahead.In light of this momentous anniversary, my editors and I felt that it was time to shed my pseudonym, which has provided me with some journalistic independence over the last year. In the future, I will con
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