Temecula is the site of one of the oldest wineries in California, and the Temecula Valley continues to be a small but significant wine production center. Its wines are generally less known than those from better-known California wine districts such as Santa Ynez and the Napa Valley. The hotter climate is particularly well-suited to grapes such as the Rhône varietals, Cabernet and Zinfandel, and less well-suited to growing cooler climate varietals, such as Pinot Noir.