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Wine Country Recipes Featured on Snooth.com – Vote for your favorites today!

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Temecula Valley Receives Multiple Nominations for Snooth’s People’s Voice Awards: Epicurean Edition

Congratulations to several Temecula wineries for their nominations in multiple categories on the popular online wine magazine, Snooth.com!

Now through November 30, you have the chance to vote on your favorite food and wine pairings in eight great categories, with each vote entering you in a drawing to win an exceptional set of designer cookware. This $1200 set of gourmet cookware will make your kitchen the envy of all your friends, and all you have to do is click here for the categories.

 

Nominated Temecula Wineries Include:

 

*Vote now* through November 30, 2012.  The public votes on their favorite pairings, creating the ultimate menu just in time for the holidays.  The winning menu & wines will be featured on Snooth through the holiday season.

Share your vote with your friends!

  • Share the the link to your voting page (http://snth.me/XW34ey) via social media and email!
  • Tweet it to your followers using our hashtag #SnoothPVAEE!
  • Post it for your Facebook fans and tag us so we can like your post too!


 

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August Events in Temecula Valley Wine Country

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Summer is going strong here in Temecula Valley with plenty of exciting food & wine events!  Live wine country entertainment, music concerts, winemaker dinners, wine tasting classes, and theater shows top the must-see list.  See below for this month’s winery events!

Bel Vino Winery

Comedy Show

Saturday, August 18

Call the winery at (951) 676-6414 for more details

 

Briar Rose Winery

Spaghetti Night at Briar Rose Winery

On Friday, August 17th, experience our amazing sunsets and live music while enjoying fabulous food and wine.

Sit back, relax, and let our staff take care of you.

Join us from 5:30pm-10:00pm

Space is limited so call to reserve your tickets now! Cost is $10.00 per person.

Call the winery at (951) 308-1098 for more details

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Grand Opening Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, August 25-26

10:00a-5:00p

Open to the public

Specially priced wine tastings, tapas, live music, complimentary tours.

Happy Hour at Vu

Every Friday, beginning August 10th

5p-7:30p

Guests can enjoy the view from Vu; the new upper wine tasting deck at Callaway Winery.  Wine by the Glass and small plates will be available for purchase.  Live music.

Havana Silk Dog Association: SOCAL Dog Show

Saturday & Sunday, August 4-5

9:00a-1:00p

Open to the public

Shakespeare in the Vines presents: RICHARD III

August 9 (preview), 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24 & 25

7:30p

One of Shakespeare’s darkest and most thrilling plays.  Tickets available through SITV website at www.shakespeareinthevines.org. Food and wine available for purchase at the winery; no outside food available.

A Taste of Summer Seminar

Sunday, August 18

10:00a-12:30p

$88.50 per seminar

Legacy Club Member price – $79.65 per seminar

Prices are per person, plus tax

The summer seminar is all about fermentation and the winemaking process.  The day begins with a guided tour of our production facility followed by a visit to the lab where the winemaker will discuss some of the procedures and chemical analysis that are done and their effects on the final product.  We will offer a flight tasting of roses, so that you will learn how they are made, how they get their color and what styles and grape varieties can be used.  A casual boxed lunch and a glass of your favorite rose will finish off this seminar.

For reservations, clickhere


Cougar Vineyard & Winery

Live complimentary music every Saturday & Sunday in August, 2:00p-5:00p


Europa Village

Live Music; Complimentary

6:30p-9:30p

Friday, August 3 – Cougrzz Rock

Friday, August 10 – Sean & Donna

Friday, August 17 – Unbridled & Free

Friday, August 24 – MorSol

Friday, August 31 – Alaina Blair

 1:00p-4:00p

Sunday, August 5 – Briit Doehring

Sunday, August 12 – The Sophistocados

Sunday, August 19 – Jimmy Patton

Sunday, August 26 – James Wells

Plein Air Painting Class

Wednesday, August 1

11:00a-2:00p

For reservations and more information, please call 951.216.3380 or e-mail events@europavillage.com

Sommelier Workshop #3 – Wine Geography – Old World

Tuesday, August 7

6:00p-7:30p

$49 per person

For reservations and more information, please call 951.216.3380 or e-mail events@europavillage.com

Gallery 8 Celebrity Art Show

Sunday, August 19

11a-3:00p

Open to the public; complimentary

Plein Air Painting Class

Wednesday, August 22

11:00a-2:00p

For reservations and more information, please call 951.216.3380 or e-mail events@europavillage.com

Musical Wine Dinner: Spanish

Saturday, August 25

6:30p-9:00p

$85 per person, plus service charge and tax

4-course Spanish themed event

For more information and reservations, please call 951.216.3380 or e-mail events@europavillage.com


Falkner Winery

Free Jazz on Sundays

Performances will be 3 hours beginning at noon and going until 3:00pm and will be held in their outside lawn area adjacent to the tasting room.   As the name indicates, every Sunday afternoon live jazz performances will be available to winery customers at no charge and with no reservations required. Chairs and tables will be provided for the audience.  Freshly prepared barbequed food and wine by the glass or bottle are available for each performance.

VIP Vertical Wine Tasting

Saturday, August 25

10:30a-12:00p

$40 per person, plus tax; $30 per person, plus tax for Food & Wine Club members

The tasting will focus on eight vintages of the Falkner Meritage-Bordeaux style blend.  Vintages will include the 2000 through 2007.  In-house sommelier, George Myers, will explain how age affects wine flavor, the farming practices employed for each vintage, the winemaking techniques used on each, and finally, a taste comparison among all the selected wines.

For more details or to make reservations, please call Michelle at 951.676.8231 ext. 109 or e-mail wineclub@falknerwinery.com.

 

Frangipani Estate Winery

Karaoke Nights

Fridays, August 10 & August 24

No cover charge or pay $10 for taco bar and 3 wine tastes

RSVP required by August 8 or August 22

Call (951) 699-8845 for reservations

Ladies Night

Saturday, August 11

6:00p-9:30p

$10 per person, includes 1 glass of wine and appetizers

Vendors showcase their products for shopping fun.  Mary Kay, Tupperware, Gigi Hill Handbags, Spa Escape Temecula, Originals by Deborah Jewelry, Demonstrations by local makeup artist.

Cigar Night

Saturday, August 18

6:30p-9:30p

$35 per person, includes food, 1 glass of wine and cigars.


Leoness Cellars

Live Music Sundays

Local and Regional Touring Artists – Every Sunday, 2-5pm  /  June 1st – October 31st

Join us every Sunday afternoon on the patio at Leoness Cellars for a variety of great wine sipping music and an enchanting vineyard view!

August

  • Sunday 5th  – Tim Cash – Lively Blues and Classic Rock
  • Sunday 12th – Dave and the Cousins – Hot Pop and Folk classics with tight harmonies
  • Sunday 19th – Vineyard Troubadour – Variety of “good times” country, pop and folk music
  • Sunday 26th – TBA

Lorimar Winery

Live@Lorimar

Experience the Temecula “Music Scene” at its finest with the fusion of wine, art and live music every weekend at both our Old Town Temecula and our Wine Country Estate locations.

Lorimar Old Town

Live Music Artists every Saturday night, 6:30 -9:30pm

Lorimar Wine Country

“Sippin Sundays” – Live Music Artists from 2-5pm

“Sunset Fridays” – Live Music Artists, from 5-8pm

 

Longshadow Ranch Winery

Sundresses and Cowboy Boots – Country Music Festival

Friday, August 3; 6:00p-10:00p.  $5 at www.heyday.com; $10 at the door or online day of show.

Featuring Kanan Road and The Painted Daizies.  Celebrating modern country artists such as Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Lynyrd Skynyrd and so many more!  Dinner available for purchase and a 2 drink minimum purchase is required.

Strangelove – Tribute to Depeche Mode

Friday, August 24; 6:00p-10:00p.  $20 at www.heyday.com; $25 at the door, day of show

Dinner and wine available for purchase.  Please note, there is a 2 drink minimum at this show.

Monte De Oro Winery

Friday Night Happy Hours at Monte De Oro

5:00p-8:30p; Complimentary music.  Food & wine available for purchase

  • Friday, August 3 – Jason Weber
  • Friday, August 17 – Nina Markert
  • Friday, August 24 – Waylon Hicks

Romantics / Missing Persons Concert

Saturday, August 4

Doors open at 6:00p, concert starts at 8:00p

General Admission: $55 per person. Wine Club, $50 per person.

VIP Dinner Package (Includes a 3 course dinner, preferred parking and reserved table seating): $105 per person. Wine Club, $100 per person

Click here for tickets

STEEL MAGNOLIA – Monte De Oro’s Summer Concert (Opening Band, David Rosales)

Friday, August 10

Doors open at 6:00p, concert starts at 8:00p

General Admission: $45 per person. Wine Club, $40 per person.

VIP Package (Includes preferred parking): $50 per person. Wine Club, $55 per person

Click here for tickets

Their bracing take of “Keep on Lovin’ You” broke through as the highest charting debut single by a co-ed duo in Billboard history and climbed all the way to No. 5 on the Billboard Country Charts.

Miramonte Winery

Complimentary Live Music

Shoot 4 Tuezday – Friday, August 3; 7:00p-10:00p

Buzz Campbell – Saturday, August 4; 7:00p-10:00p

Yeggi Watts – Sunday, August 5; 2:00p-5:00p

Billy Watson – Friday, August 10; 7:00p-10:00p

Kanan Road – Saturday, August 11; 7:00p-10:00p

Sister Speaks – Sunday, August 12; 2:00p-5:00p

JD Priest – Friday, August 17; 7:00p-10:00p

Missy Anderson – Saturday, August 18; 7:00p-10:00p

Two Fish – Sunday, August 19; 2:00p-5:00p

Nathan James – Friday, August 24; 7:00p-10:00p

4019’s – Saturday, August 25; 7:00p-10:00p

Bastos Moenho with Joe Vegas – Sunday, August 26; 2:00p-5:00p

Master Splinter and the Shredders – Friday, August 31; 7:00p-10:00p

South Coast Winery

Happy Hours Just Got Happier In August at South Coast Winery’s Vineyard Rose Restaurant

Monday – Friday
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Enjoy wine specials, draft beers & appetizers!

For information please call (866) 994-6379 x 2

Prime Rib Weekend Special – South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s Vineyard Rose Restaurant Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays in August

Feature Includes:
Prime Rib Roast:
King Cut $36
Queen Cut $30
Loaded Salt Baked Potato, Au Jus, Creamed Horseradish,
and Iceberg Wedge Salad
Winemaker Recommended Pairing – 2004 Wild Horse Peak Meritage

For Reservations please call: (951) 587-9463 x2

Live Music at Vineyard Rose Restaurant at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Thursdays
5:30 pm-9:00 pm

Join us for Live Music every Thursday
night in the Vineyard
Rose Restaurant.

For Reservations please call: (951) 587-9463 x2

August Spa Special at South Coast Winery’s GrapeSeed Spa

RELAX & REVIVE PACKAGE

Escape from the day-to-day and step into the best of all worlds with this Relax & Revive Package. Three body treatments – all wrapped up into one dynamic spa service that includes – delectable exfoliating sugar back scrub, warm stones, ulitmate back & foot massage, fabulous hand treatment. Followed by an express Rose facial and Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment. You emerge refreshed, renewed and rejuvenated.
Book Now For Only $179 Per Person (Regular Value $240 Per Person)

For Reservations please call: (951) 587-9463

This special cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount. Expires August 31st, 2012
MENTION CODE: R&R

 

Thornton Winery

Champagne Jazz Series

RnR, featuring Rick Braun & Richard Elliot

Saturday, August 4 at 7:00p; $75 General Admission / $150 Dinner Tickets

Reservations are required.  Click here for reservations.

Soul of Summer, featuring Jonathan Butler & Warren Hill

Sunday, August 12 at 5:00p; $65 General Admission / $130 Dinner Tickets

Reservations are required.  Click here for reservations.

Dave Koz & BeBe Winans

Saturday, August 18 at 7:00p; $85 General Admission / $160 Dinner Tickets

Reservations are required.  Click here for reservations.

George Benson

Sunday, August 26 at 5:00p; $95 General Admission / $160 Dinner Tickets

Reservations are required.  Click here for reservations.

Sensory Evaluation of Wine

Saturday, August 23 at 5:30p-6:30p; $35 per person

Extend your wine vocabulary, and discover how your individual sense of smell and taste works together.

 

Wiens Family Cellars

Summer Concert Series – Lee Rocker.  Opening act, Casey Abrams from American Idol

Friday, August 24; doors open at 6:00p; concert starts at 7:00p

Ticket prices range from $45 to $900

Click here for tickets.

 

Wilson Creek Winery

Live Entertainment; Complimentary: 11a-4p

  • Saturday, August 4 – JD Priest
  • Sunday, August 5 – Buzz Campbell
  • Saturday, August 11 – JD Priest
  • Saturday, August 18 – Mark Norris
  • Sunday, August 19 – JD Priest
  • Saturday, August 25 – Tony Suraci
  • Sunday, August 26 – JD Priest

2k4Kids Dinner / Auction – Fundraiser

Friday, August 3

For more information, visit www.heatherdeanda.com/2k4kids/auction.htm

 

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Win $4000 in Cash + Prizes – Enter Temecula Valley’s Video Contest!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Are you a SoCal wine-lover who loves making videos for fun?  Why not turn that fun into profit?  For the first time ever, Temecula Valley is launching a summer-long Video Contest!  Amateur and pro filmmakers alike are invited to submit a short video demonstrating that “Temecula Valley is Southern California’s wine country.”  The grand prize is worth $4,000 and includes a wine country weekend for two, plus $2500 in cash!

Contest entry period is Friday, June 1 to Friday, August 31, 2012.

So grab your iPhone, FlipCam or old fashioned video camera and head to Temecula for a weekend of wine tasting and shooting; or if you can’t visit this summer, we’ve created an album of photos that you can use to create your video on iMovie, Adobe or an easy online editor like VideoToolBox.com!

The videos themes are as follows —

  • Temecula Valley wine country is the only major wine region in Southern California
  • Temecula Valley is an easy 60-90 minute drive from SoCal’s major metropolitan areas (Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, Orange County and the Inland Empire)
  • Temecula Valley is a fun, must-see destination with 35 wineries, 12 winery restaurants, great hotels and lodging, and stunning vineyards surrounded by mountains
  • Temecula Valley is home to a wide variety of award-winning wines for any palate

Participants can find complete contest rules and instructions at www.TemeculaWines.org/VideoContest beginning June 1, 2012. Video submissions must be original work and can use still images from TVWA’s online image archive, found at http://flic.kr/s/aHsjzzuCUC.

Voting takes place September 1-30, 2012. Online voting will determine the top five finalists; participants can share their entries via Facebook and Twitter to encourage friends and family to vote for them a maximum of once per day throughout the voting period. The grand prize winner and runner-up will be determined by a panel of TVWA marketing experts. Winners will be announced October 1, 2012. Prizes are as follows:

  • Runner-up – Two tickets to the 2012 Harvest Celebration Weekend, plus dinner for two at Meritage Restaurant at Callaway Winery.
  • Honorable Mention – Three honorable mention winners will receive a pair of tickets to the 2012 Harvest Celebration Weekend.
Transportation is not included except as indicated; non-cash prizes are not redeemable for cash.

We’re looking for fun and enthusiasm more than perfection – so, don’t be shy!   YOU could be the lucky winner of this incredible opportunity!  Please share this post with your friends!  Have fun and good luck!

 

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