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“Field to Fork” to benefit local schools

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Temecula Valley slow foodSlow Food Temecula Valley, our local chapter of the international organization devoted to counteract the disappearance of local food traditions and lack of knowledge about where food comes from, is bringing a fantastic event to wine country on May 22nd. “Field To The Fork” will be held at Leonesse Cellars from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and features local cuisine, wines and craft beers made by some of our finest chefs, winemakers and breweries.

For those interested in learning more about the “locavore” movement or just picking up a few tips for gardening or water conservation, the event will feature educational demonstrations from local experts.

“Field to Fork” will benefit garden programs at local Temecula schools, which help kids learn about the origins of food, nutrition and how to make healthy food choices for their bodies and the environment.

Tickets: $50 Advance Purchase  Click here to purchase now!
Tickets: $60 at the door

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Mother’s Day in Wine Country

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Mother’s Day is almost here! Bring Mom and the whole family out to beautiful Temecula Valley Wine Country for an incredible springtime day among the vineyards. Special brunch and wine tastings are now available at several of our member wineries. And don’t forget — we are just an easy one-hour drive from Orange County, San Diego, Palm Desert and Los Angeles! Temecula Valley wine country

Reservations for the following Mother’s Day celebrations are currently available:

Stuart Cellars – Celebrating “Mother’s Day in the Vines,” Stuart Cellars offers a live entertainment and a complimentary bottle of White Port for moms as part of its elegant Champagne Brunch. Two seatings: 9:00 am – 11:30 am; or 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm; $55 adults, $49.50 Wine Club Members, $25 children under 12. Reservations required: (951) 676-6414

Robert Renzoni Vineyards – Moms receive a complimentary taste of the Renzoni’s famous Moscato paired with homemade canolli. Bottles of Renzoni Moscato will be available for $2.00 off on Mother’s Day only.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa – Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch is guaranteed to be special at the only Temecula winery voted “Best Winery in California” for two consecutive years. Brunch includes carving station, chilled salads, omelet station, desserts and a kids’ buffet. Seating from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. $46 adults (includes two glasses sparkling wine), $19 children under 12, $41.50 Wine Club members. Reservations required: (951) 587-9463 ext. 7237.

For an all-inclusive package sure to please Mom, check out South Coast Winery & Resort’s No Brainer Mom’s Day Package, which includes:

  • Overnight Stay Luxury Villa with Fireplace and Jacuzzi tub
  • Mothers Day Half Day Luxurious Spa Package
  • Rose Petal Turndown Service
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Sparkling Wine
  • Special Menu Mimosa Breakfast
  • Pre-selected bottle of specially selected SCW wine
  • Two free tasting flights

Package price: $549 ($699 retail value); Valid May 1 – May 31 2010
For reservations, call ( 866) 994-6379

Ponte Winery – A delectable brunch buffet includes an open wine bar for moms and adults; children can enjoy a special “kids only” buffet filled with kid-friendly fare. Grins-to-Go will be on-site to capture photos of the day, with live music creating a relaxing atmosphere for all to enjoy. Five seatings, on the hour from 11:00 am through 3:00 pm.  $70 adults, $30 children under 12; $63 Wine Club members, $27 Wine Club children. Reservations required: (951) 252-1770

Mount Palomar Winery – Celebrate Mother’s Day with a real wine country barbeque, accompanied by live music by Brian Stodart. The barbeque includes: Filet Mignon & Chicken Shish Kebab Plate, glass of wine, tasting ticket and flower for moms. Seatings every half hour from 11:00 am through 4:00pm. $40 adults over 21; $35 Wine Club members; $25 under 21 years of age. Reservations required: (951) 676-5047 x112

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Grape Day in Temecula Valley Wine Country

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Temecula Wine GrapesWe at the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association are so excited about the return of “Grape Day” this Thursday, April 22. Can you believe, this is the 27th year of this event? Wilson Creek winery will kindly host this one-day conference featuring in-depth seminars on the latest advances and developments in viticulture and vineyard management.

This is a great opportunity for all Temecula Valley winemakers, winery and vineyard owners, managers and marketing folks — and anyone who is interested in wine — to come out and learn about the intricacies of winemaking from some of the industry’s experts.

Check out the event agenda here or purchase tickets now.

And be sure to check back next week for our Grape Day recap, with photos and video of the event!

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