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Celebrating the end of the 2014 harvest season!

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

fall vineyards 2014

Sick of hot summer days? Well, you’re in luck. Astronomically speaking, anyway!

Okay, so we haven’t unpacked anything winter yet, we’re not closing our windows at night, and there’s really no crispness in the air, but autumn really is here! Autumnal Equinox, that key moment in the earth’s annual orbit, when day time and night time are equal in length, arrived on September 23rd. And “weather” we like it or not, it signals the beginning of fall.

And for us here in wine country, it signifies the end of our harvest season. Just about everything in the valley is picked, crushed, punched down and pumped over. The wines have settled down for their long winter’s nap, all snug in tank or barrel. The winemaker’s work is done. Ha! Not really, but at least now they can get a day or two off and enjoy some well-deserved rest.
hBut what do WE do? We get ready to celebrate! And make merry we will, at our upcoming Harvest Celebration on November 1 and 2, 2014. Not only commemorating the end of the harvest season, but re-tasting all those unfinished wines that were barrel sampled last year which are now bottled and ready for release.

So join us for two, fun-filled days of wine and food sampling at our 30+ member wineries. Tickets are on sale now. Don’t miss out!

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Save the Date! Harvest Celebration Weekend, Nov 2 and 3 – Discounted Tickets On Sale Now

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Come join us for Temecula Valley’s final passport event of the year!

Harvest Celebration Weekend is November 2-3.

 

There’s just 10 days left to purchase tickets for $10 off! Now through 10/2.

The Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association presents the 23rd Annual Harvest Celebration, on November 2 and 3, 2013.

  • Visit 30+ wineries over the course of two days
  • Sample perfectly paired gourmet food
  • Sip on tank and barrel tastings of future vintages
  • Taste finished bottled wine with the winemakers
  • 10am-4:30 Saturday and Sunday
  • Tickets are $89 until Oct 2; $99 thereafter
  • Sunday-Only/Locals Tickets are $79

 

Each passport ticket comes with a souvenir logo wine glass, a winery map and a pairing menu listing the wines and foods offered at all participating Rancho California and De Portola Road wineries.

PLUS!  You can vote for the Best Winery Scarecrow for a chance to WIN 4 TICKETS to the next World of Wine Winter Barrel Tasting event on March 1 & 2, 2014.

Click Here to Purchase Your Harvest Passport Ticket Now or call 800.801.9463 to order your tickets by phone.  Tickets will sell out – so get yours today!

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October Events in Temecula

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

October is an exciting month for Temecula Valley Wine County and there are plenty of fun events for you to take part in! Whether it be a Grape Stomp, Oktoberfest celebration, or Halloween  party, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Take a look below for some of the events that our member wineries have set for this month:

 

Lorimar Winery – Grape Stomp and Harvest Fest
Saturday, October 9th;  5pm – 9pm
$60 per person; $50 Wine Club and their guests
The FIRST annual “Grape Stomp & Harvest Fest” is soon to be a traditional favorite for Lorimar Winery, Wine Club Members and wine lovers alike! A fun-filled night of TASTING delicious Lorimar wines, FEASTING appetizers amongst the vines after an adventurous ride in a tractor-pulled hay ride, down-to-earth Wine Country buffet dinner back at the barn and then Grape STOMPING in your bare feet just like “I Love Lucy!” Live entertainment featuring the Bayou Brothers Band and of course lots of dancing. Call 951-240-5177 for tickets or check out the event webpage for more information.

Mount Palomar Winery- 4th Annual Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 9th & Sunday, October 10th; 11:00am-5:00pm
Location: 33820 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591
Join in a weekend of German music, food, beer and wine! Break out your lederhosen or dirndl, bring your German beer stein and join us for a festive weekend of food, fun and live Oom Pah Pah music on our patio. German entertainers Karl and Fritz (in their lederhosen) will provide the music and we’ll provide the food and fun. We’ll be serving homemade German bratwurst and potato salad, apple and cherry strudel, hot pretzels, Mount Palomar Riesling wine, and Beck’s Oktoberfest beer on tap. Bring your German Stein and your first glass of beer is FREE! There will be dance contests, daily prizes for Mr. and Mrs. Oktoberfest, best beer stein, and more!

 

 

Oak Mountain Winery- Winemaker’s Meal
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Experience a gourmet Winemaker’s Meal like no other at Oak Mountain Winery. Join Steve and Val Andrews and Chef Michael Allan Cragg [Ritz-Carlton] as they present a meal that is sure to please.  Chef Michael is pulling out all the stops for this gourmet fish meal that will be perfectly pair with Oak Mountain wines.  Enjoy a trio of sashimi, Waguu Beef, Glazed Halibut and a Sake Sorbet.  Seating is very limited.  Call 951.699.9102 for reservations or click here for more information.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa- Intimate Winemakers Dinner
October 23, 2010; 6pm-9pm
Enjoy an intimate Winemaker Dinner at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa and celebrate the fruits of their labors.  Winemakers Jon McPherson and Javier Flores will share their passion for great wine and quality times as guests indulge in some spectacular new releases and familiar favorites. Together with their amazing chef, the team has put together a mouth-watering five course meal of unparalleled delight.  Plus every couple leaves with an autographed bottle!  For more information, click here or call 951.587.9493 x7210.

Stuart Cellars- 8th Annual Harvest Clam Bake
Saturday, October 23, 2010
The 8th Annual Harvest Clam Bake at Stuart Cellars is always a crowd pleaser.  Enjoy an amazing dinner of grilled chicken, corn and vegetables, steamed littleneck clams and mussels and a yummy serving of clam chowder all while sipping on your favorite Stuart wine. Make your reservations soon by calling the winery at (951) 676-6414.

Longshadow Ranch Vineyard & Winery – Halloween Fest
Saturday, October 30, 2010; 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Trick or treat in the vineyards, wines and tastings, live music, dancing, costume contest, and free pumpkins for the kids to paint and carve! FREE admission.

 

Lorimar Winery- Halloween Party
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Join Lorimar Winery in their Old Town tasting room for a howling good time for their Halloween Party! Enjoy wine specials, live entertainment and enter to win their Costume Contest.  Entertainment and specials begin at 6pm. No reservations needed.

Monte de Oro Winery- 1st Annual Halloween Bash
Saturday, October 30, 2010; 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Tickets: $40, Available online here!
Join us for a scary good time featuring the showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with live performances to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this cult classic. The evening will also include a costume contest and a “Time Warp” dance contest. Food, drinks and prizes round out this frighteningly fabulous good time. Don’t miss it! 21 and over only.

Thornton Winery- Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner
October 30, 2010; 7pm-10pm
Join Thornton Winery for their Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner! Eat, drink and dance the night away while guessing ‘who dunnit?” Dress to win prizes for Most Original, Best, Funniest and Scariest costumes! For additional information, click here or call 951.699.0099.

We look forward to seeing you at some or all of the events happening this month in Temecula Valley Wine Country!

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