About Us

The Founding

In May of 2006, Mike and Debbie, owner-operators of Temecula Valley Cable Car Wine Tours, purchased a motorized 1914 San Francisco cable car.  Debbie was reluctant to purchase the car because of the shape it was in but Mike saw something that Debbie did not.  He could visualize a restored San Francisco cable car running through Temecula wine country and couldn’t wait to get it back to their 5 acres in Temecula to begin the restoration.

It took over two years to refurbish it to its original condition and with a lot of patience, sand paper, paint and mechanical parts, they are proud to share it with you with a tour through beautiful Temecula wine country.

The San Francisco cable car is the only historical moving monument left in the United States and even though their cable car is motorized, you will have the feel of San Francisco with the taste of Temecula Valley wine country.  Remember, this is a real cable car not a trolley. They strive to take you back in time to 1914 on a historical monument and enjoy Temecula’s beautiful wineries. 

2020 and beyond

In 2020 Mike and Debbie retired from the wine tour industry. Temecula Valley Cable Car Wine Tours was purchased by the owners of Nightly Spirits with dreams of expanding Cable Car Wine Tours up the west coast and adding some haunted tour options to the mix. 

Nightly Spirits

Nightly Spirits is the nations largest ghost tour company in the country. Founded in 2012 in Washington, DC, Nightly Spirits has toured tens of thousands of people on their ghost tour pub crawls, ghost tours, and haunted food tours. Now you can find Nightly Spirits in more than 15 cities across the country for one of the most unique ways to experience a city. Nightly Spirits is excited to bring our expertise together with Mike and Debbie's company roots to delivery the best Temecula wine tour.