Hot Air Balloon Proposal Sets Hearts Aglow Across SoCal

On the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival weekend, a determined Newport Beach man and balloon company made his plans take ?ight.

Ashley Ludwig, Patch Staff

Posted Fri, May 24, 2024 at 2:25 pm PTUpdated Fri, May 24, 2024 at 7:45 pm PT

She said yes! A happy couple from Newport Beach celebrate their engagement after landing a hot air balloon proposal from above Temecula Valley Wine Country. (Photo: Uncorked Tours)

TEMECULA, CA—A hot air balloon proposal kicked off the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival weekend for a pair of Orange County lovebirds. After a handful of flight cancellations, Uncorked Tours had to be creative to ensure the couple finally took flight for the proposal of a...

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As the sun-drenched vineyards of Temecula Valley beckon, Uncorked Tours stands as your premier guide to unlocking the best of what this picturesque region has to offer. When considering a wine tour in this picturesque region, one question often arises - when is the optimal time to visit Temecula for wine tours?


Temecula, CA, a beautiful valley filled with wineries, hot air ballooning and more! Nestled perfectly between San Diego, CA and Los Angeles, CA, Temecula lends itself as the perfect stay-cation getaway for any occasion!

The pressing question, what is there to do in Temecula, CA wine country? Well love’s, let's dive in on my top favorite must dos of Temecula that will create lasting memories!

#1. must do, a scenic hot air balloon ride with SUNRISE BALLOONS!

Toast the view aloft Temecula, CA wine country as you sip champagne and float above Temecula wine country! The sunrise hot air balloon ride over Temecula is a staple of the community and a great way to celebrate your Birthday, Anniversary or cross off your bucket list!

#2. must do, a guided wine tasting tour via a fun limo bus with UNCORKED TOURS!

Grab your besties, dress in your best and get ready to sip, swirl, sniff, savor and repeat! Booking a tour with Uncorked Tours is another great way to celebrate birthdays or the bachelorette party !!

#3. Must do,...

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Embarking on a wine tour in Temecula is not just about tasting exquisite wines; it's about creating lasting memories surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and expert guidance. At Uncorked Tours, we redefine the wine-tasting experience. As a local, woman-owned tour company with over a decade of expertise, we take pride in offering unique and unparalleled services that set us apart. Read more about what you can expect from our team, then contact us to schedule a tour!

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Nestled in the heart of Temecula Wine Country, Uncorked Tours has been the go-to choice for exploring the enchanting world of wineries and micro-craft breweries since 2004. We take pride in offering unparalleled experiences that go beyond the ordinary, providing an exclusive and unforgettable adventure. Read more about who we are and what we offer, then contact us to schedule your wine tour in Temecula today!

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A proposal is a momentous occasion, and choosing to do a hot air balloon proposal adds an extraordinary touch to this special event. Uncorked Tours offers a full proposal package for anyone looking to pop the question high in the sky. Hot air balloon proposals in Temecula, CA, are an unforgettable way to pop the question.

Contact our hot air balloon proposal gurus to get all the details perfect!

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Temecula, California, is known for its stunning vineyards, charming wineries, and picturesque landscapes. What better way to experience the beauty of this region than from the skies in a hot air balloon? At Uncorked Tours, we are proud to offer an extraordinary blend of adventure and celebration, taking you on a journey high above the Temecula, California region in a hot air balloon. We aim to make your special moments truly unforgettable. Book your adventure today!

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Hey wine lovers and adventure seekers! Have you ever thought about experiencing California wine tours in a truly unforgettable way? Look no further than the lush vineyards and breathtaking landscapes of Temecula, CA. At Uncorked Tours, we’re experts in crafting once-in-a-lifetime experiences in this beautiful wine country, and we can't wait to share them with you. Let's dive into four compelling reasons why Temecula wine tours with Uncorked Tours should be at the top of your travel bucket list!


If you’re looking for an adventure that combines breathtaking views, the thrill of flight, and a touch of luxury, look no further than Uncorked Tours! Our private hot air balloon tours in beautiful Temecula wine country are an unforgettable experience that will leave you floating on cloud nine. Here are four reasons why booking a private hot air balloon tour for two with Uncorked Tours is a must for anyone who loves adventure, drinking, and beautiful views.

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Hot air balloon rides offer a unique and exhilarating experience, allowing you to soar above the picturesque landscapes of Temecula, CA. At Uncorked Tours, we understand the importance of safety during these adventurous journeys. That's why we have implemented several measures to ensure your well-being throughout your hot air balloon tour. In this blog post, we will share four ways we prioritize your safety, so you can relax and enjoy your unforgettable adventure with peace of mind.

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If you're planning a trip to Temecula, you're likely looking for fun, exciting, and unique activities —and Uncorked Tours offers just that! Uncorked Tours is the perfect choice for your Temecula vacation with our hot air balloon tours, winery tours, San Diego harbor cruise, and so much more. This blog post discusses why Uncorked Tours is the perfect choice for your Temecula activities. Learn more and book your Temecula activities today!

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When it comes to hosting a memorable celebration, the venue plays a crucial role. Imagine taking your festivities on the road, surrounded by luxury, style, and an energetic ambiance. That's where a limousine party bus comes into the picture. This unique mode of transportation goes beyond just getting you from point A to point B; it transforms your celebration into an unforgettable experience.

At Uncorked Tours in Temecula, Ca Wine Country, our party bus can fit up to 24 people! Contact us today to learn more.

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Looking for a unique and unforgettable way to tie the knot? Consider getting married in a hot air balloon! This unconventional wedding venue offers a one-of-a-kind experience that you and your guests will remember for years to come.

At Uncorked Tours, we can provide you with your dream hot-air balloon wedding in Temecula! We offer all-inclusive packages, and we will work with you one-on-one to ensure you stick to a budget you are comfortable with. Contact us today to start planning!

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When you think of the premier wine regions, Temecula is often considered one of the most sought-after wine regions in the entire United States. With its warm climate and rolling hills, Temecula has become the perfect place to grow high-quality grapes and make world-class wines. Here at Uncorked Tours, we believe that Temecula is one of the best places to get a taste of the California wine country. But what makes our winery tours so popular? Find out below, then book your Temecula winery tour today!

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At Uncorked Tours, we believe that Temecula Wine Country is one of the world’s best places to visit for a wine-tasting experience. Its rolling hills, incredible views, and world-class wineries make it a popular destination for wine lovers. Learn more about what makes this place world-renowned below, then book a winery tour today!

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Hot air balloon tours are a unique and exciting way to explore the world from a different perspective. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a fun family outing, a hot air balloon tour is sure to provide an unforgettable experience. We’re Uncorked Tours, veterans of the hot air balloon tour industry in California, and we’ve seen it all. Here are four reasons why you should book a hot air balloon tour through us.


Are you looking to explore the wine country of Temecula, California? Uncorked Tours is your premier provider of wine tours in Temecula, offering a variety of experiences to satisfy your taste for adventure and exploration. Here are four great reasons to book a winery tour with Uncorked Tours:

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When it comes to booking a wine tour in Temecula, you want an experience that’s unique and unlike anything you can find elsewhere. At Uncorked Tours, we are proud to offer an unforgettable experience that showcases the best of Temecula wine country. Learn more about what makes our wine tours unique and get in touch with us to schedule a Temecula wine tasting with us today!

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Temecula's wine country is notorious for its stunning landscapes, delicious wines, and friendly winery staff. If you're looking to plan a wine-tasting adventure, consider booking a tour with Uncorked Tours! Our team of expert tour guides and professional experts is committed to providing all of our guests with an unforgettable getaway. Read on and contact us today to learn more about what makes out California wine tours some of the best in town!

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As a leading tour provider in the Temecula area, we at Uncorked Tours offer everything you need for the experience of a lifetime. Since 2004, we have strived to provide unforgettable moments for our customers, whether that be through our wine tours in Temecula, hot air balloon rides, charters, and much more. If you are searching for some fun activities that anyone can enjoy, look no further than working with Uncorked Tours today!

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Have you ever wanted to tour the beautiful landscape of Temecula, California? Now you can with Uncorked Tours, as we offer various tour options to experience this beautiful land while creating memories that will last a lifetime. Our ultimate goal is to help you have a great time among those you love the most. Read on to learn about the four must-do tours we offer, and visit us online to book yours today!

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Since 2004, Uncorked Tours has been providing the gift of amazing memories to those in the Temecula area! Our goal is to create experiences that will last a lifetime, and in a beautiful landscape such as the one the city of Temecula provides, there is no better place to enjoy a fun time with those you love. Before you get started, read on to learn four things about our tours, giving you an idea of what to expect when booking with us.

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Uncorked Tours provides wine tours in Temecula, CA! What better way to celebrate summer than with a wine tasting? Uncorked Tours is a local team of women who are experts and wine enthusiasts, and our mission is to ensure you have a great time and want to experience it again! This blog explores why you need a weekday tour from us, and we encourage you to read below. Book now for a perfect sampling of Temecula wine country.

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If you happen to find yourself in Temecula, California, there is no better thing to do than take part in a wine tour with us at Uncorked Tours. Temecula is wine country, making it the perfect place to discover a variety of delicious wines all while exploring a stunning landscape. Read on to learn about four essential parts of our wine tours in California, and contact us to book yours today!

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Chances are that you’ve been spending more time indoors than usual. In the midst of COVID-19, people all across the country are feeling like they need to get out and stretch a bit. Thankfully, e-bike tours with Uncorked Tours are the perfect way to treat yourself to a little time in the sun.

In fact, we’d go so far as to say that now is the perfect time to take an e-bike tour in Temecula. Why is that, you ask? In today’s post, we’re sharing our top 3 reasons that there’s never been a better time to hop on an e-bike and explore Temecula wine country. Keep reading to learn more, or book your tour today!


When it comes to crowd-pleasing Temecula activities, a hot air balloon ride is hard to beat! That’s why Uncorked Tours is thrilled to be able to offer our guests a beautiful view of wine country that’s impossible to forget.

We could all use an opportunity to get away from it all right now, and whether you’re planning the perfect romantic hot air balloon tour for two or a fun outing for the entire family, we’d love to be the ones to provide you with a bird’s eye view of one of the most stunning places on the planet. Learn more about the experience of a lifetime below, or book one of our balloon rides today!


Can you believe that the holidays are already just around the corner? Believe it or not, temperatures across the United States have already begun to drop, and that trend is sure to continue. Before you know it, it will be time to break out the jeans, flannel shirts, and boots that everyone loves.

Of course, the changing of the seasons also means that it’s time to start thinking about the gifts you’ll give to your loved ones this holiday season. While you could give jewelry, or ties, or hand-knitted socks, we think that after everything people have been through this year, it’s time to do something different. Thankfully, at Uncorked Tours, we’re here to help! Keep reading to check out some of our favorite gift ideas in today’s post.


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When you’re in one of the most beautiful places in the world, you owe it to yourself to do a little exploring! What better way to get out and see the sights than with an e-bike? Our all-inclusive tours are a great way to see the scenery and get to know the area a little better.

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And speaking of seeing the sights, there’s no better way to get a bird’s eye view of the area than on one of our amazing balloon flights. After all, seeing Temecula from high up in the sky as the sun rises is something you’ll never forget.


Are you visiting Temecula with friends? One of our charters is the way to go. Our limousine party bus is ideal for anyone looking for something out of the ordinary. We even serve bottled water and champagne! No matter your plans, this is the perfect way to get out on the town with your group of friends.


If you’re interested in a Temecula wine tour, you want to go with the company who is going to provide you with the best experience. This just makes sense, of course, but how do you find the company who offers the best wine tours? That’s a good question, and at Uncorked Tours, we make it our mission to provide people with an experience that is absolutely unforgettable.

At the end of the day, we think that it’s best to let our customers speak for themselves. After all, it’s your opinions that matter the most, and while we could go on all day about what it is that makes our winery tours so special, we won’t do that. Instead, we’d like to share some of our favorite recent reviews gathered from our Facebook page. Check out the reviews below, then head on over to Facebook to see even more!


Although it still feels hard to believe, the reality is that 2020 is in full swing. Whether you resolved to drop a few pounds, read more books, or spend less time on your smartphone, we hope that you’re well on your way to success! Take it from us — if you stick with it, you’ll do great.

One thing you may not have explicitly made a resolution for the new year, but that you should absolutely still make it a point to do anyway, is to try something new this year. All too often, we get stuck in a routine, but at Uncorked Tours, we think that taking one of our Temecula wine tours is the perfect way to shake things up a bit!


Although there’s a lot to be thankful for during the holiday season, one thing that most people don’t really care to do is find a gift for their loved ones. For many, figuring out something that’s thoughtful and unique can feel downright impossible. Of course, you probably don’t want to give the people you care about the most another pack of socks, a new tie, or something else that they don’t really want.

In this day and age, there are about a million different gift guides out there. Unfortunately, many of them aren’t that realistic. The options are either too expensive or a little bit out of touch. The solution? Give your loved one an experience that they’ll love and look back on fondly for many years to come. We’re talking, of course, about…


As you can probably tell from our name, at Uncorked Tours, there’s nothing we love more than wine. If a great glass of wine is something that you’re passionate about as well, then you’re sure to love our Temecula wine tasting tours. We’ll take you from one incredible winery to the next, allowing you to sample their wares. It doesn’t get much better than that!

In fact, it’s hard to think of anything that’s better than spending an afternoon trying several different wines from the best wineries in the country. That’s why in today’s post, we’re going to be sharing three reasons why there is literally nothing better than a day of wine tasting. Keep reading to learn more!


At Uncorked Tours, we’re proud to be able to offer a number of in-demand Temecula activities for our customers, but a long-time favorite, of course, is our wine tours. Whether you’re an avid wine drinker or you are in the area and you just can’t pass up the opportunity to explore the beauty in our neck of the woods and enjoy the beverages that we’re famous for, you’re sure to have a wonderful time.

And we have some great news for you — for a limited time, we’re offering a flash sale specifically for our wine tours! This offer won’t last for long, so keep reading below to learn more about the deal of a lifetime and what you can expect.


There’s nothing in the world quite like a beautiful summer afternoon in Temecula wine country. Here at Uncorked Tours, there’s nothing we love more than sharing the experience of a relaxing afternoon spent enjoying some of the best wines in the world. It’s absolutely beautiful in our neck of the woods, and if you’re looking for a great way to spend a part of your summer, nothing else quite compares to a day spent with us.

Our winery tours are comprised of four hours of fun as we take you to our favorite places in town. There are three stops along the tour, and we also serve champagne and mimosas as we travel. One of our guides will be there to share facts, tell you about the history of wine country, and even take photos for you. In other words, it’s the most ideal way to spend a part of your summer. Whether you’re visiting from down the road or across the world, we can pretty much guarantee that a day spent with Uncorked Tours will provide you with memories that will last a lifetime.


For wine lovers everywhere, a tour of Temecula wine country is like a dream come true! This part of the country is a truly incredible thing to behold, and when you add in some of the best wine in the country, it makes it even better. There’s something for everyone in our neck of the woods, so whether you’d like to take one of our wine tours — more about those shortly — or play a couple rounds of golf, you’re sure to have the time of your life on your visit.

There’s no doubt why Temecula is one of the go-to vacation destinations, and at Uncorked Tours, our goal is to provide our visitors with an experience that they’ll never forget. In other words, no matter what you hope to get out of your trip, we strive to go above and beyond to ensure that you have an absolutely amazing time. Wondering what to expect when you book one of our all-inclusive wine tours? Keep reading to find out!


Temecula wine tours have developed quite the reputation over the years — and for good reason! The wine in this part of the country is truly something to appreciate, and at Uncorked Tours, that’s exactly what we want to help you do.

At Uncorked Tours, we’re passionate about good wine. Our local, female-owned small business has been sharing the best that wine country has to offer for 15 years now, and in that time, we’ve expanded our services. Regardless of the tour that you choose, you can rest assured that you’ll have the time of your life.

Are wine tasting events calling your name? If so, we’d love to show you around. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect from Uncorked Tours.


Do you love wine? Of course you do! That’s why if you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary to do, our Temecula wine tours are the way to go! At Uncorked Tours, our goal is to provide people with a unique experience that you and the rest of your party will absolutely love.

One of the questions we get asked the most often is what people can expect when they take a winery tour. As luck would have it, we’ll be breaking it down for you in today’s post. If you’ve always wanted to explore the wonderful wines in our neck of the woods, we’d love nothing more than to help make that experience one you’ll remember for years to come. Keep reading to learn more!


Is there anything in the world better than hot air balloon rides in Temecula? We’d argue that there is not, and that’s why planning a ride in a hot air balloon for Valentine’s Day just might be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Treat your significant other to a spectacular view, and you’ll find that it will be a day to remember for a lifetime.

If you opt to purchase one of our hot air balloon flights, you don’t even necessarily have to take the tour on Valentine’s Day. Instead, you can present the tickets as a gift and choose the perfect time at a later date.

Either way, the beautiful view is sure to put a smile on the face of you and your loved one. That’s why in today’s post, we’ll be sharing three ways you can take your hot air balloon ride to the next level. Keep reading to learn more.


Can you believe that it’s already 2019? This year seemed to fly by, as they often do, but at Uncorked Tours, we are looking forward to what this new year has in store for us. We have a lot of fun planned for the year ahead. How about you? For many, this year will be filled with striving to achieve a resolution or two. Whether it’s eating healthier foods, being more active, or finding a new hobby, we’d like to wish you well on your journey.

If one of your resolutions for 2019 is to be more adventurous, the good news is that Uncorked Tours can help! What better way to celebrate a new year than with a wine tour in Temecula?


We are incredibly fortunate to live in a day and age where getting a good beer is easier than ever. With new microbreweries popping up often, it can be hard to keep up! That’s a good problem to have, but the team at Uncorked Tours has an even better solution — brewery tours.

With the holidays just around the corner, beer tasting seems like the perfect gift. Whoever the recipient is, you’ll find that touring all of the best local breweries and sampling their wares is a wonderful way to spend some time in the weeks ahead. Whether you’re spending time with a family member or bonding with a few friends, beer tasting is sure to be the catalyst for a wonderful time.


At Uncorked Tours, we’ve been sharing our favorite things about wine country since 2004. A female-owned small business, we’re dedicated to making sure that everyone who joins us has the time of their lives. Whether you’re looking for something to do for an afternoon or planning a day that you’ll remember for a lifetime, we’d love to be a part of your time in Temecula!

This is our first post, so we thought it would be appropriate to share a few of the things that you can expect if you choose to spend some time with us. Without further ado, let’s take a look at a few of the wonderful things you can expect to enjoy at Uncorked Tours.

Temecula Activities to Enjoy with Uncorked Tours