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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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Save the Date! Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend – Nov 3 & 4, 2012

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Temecula Valley wine country invites locals and visitors alike to celebrate this year’s wine grape harvest at the region’s 22nd Annual Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend. The two-day event is a chance to explore 35 member wineries, sample new and unfinished wines, enjoy delicious food pairings, and experience the beauty of wine country in autumn.

  • Saturday & Sunday, November 3 & 4; 10am-4:30pm
  • $99 passport to sip and nosh at 35 wineries
  • Two-day weekend event gives plenty of time to explore wine country
  • Sample new, still-in-the-tank wines not available to the public
  • Overnight and “safe ride” packages available
  • Order tickets through Sept 30 and save $10

 

WHAT: 22nd  Annual Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend, a two-day event offering ticketed guests a chance to visit 35 Temecula Valley wineries on a self-guided tour.

WHEN:  Saturday and Sunday, November 3 & 4, from 10:00am – 4:30pm

WHERE: Temecula Valley Wine Country is just 60-90 minutes from Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County and Palm Springs. Exit I-15 at Rancho California Road and head east four miles.

TICKETS:  Two-Day Ticket – $99 ($89 before Sept 30)

Sunday Only Ticket, Non-Resident – $79

Sunday Only, Local Residents – $69

Designated Driver (food only) – $59

Purchase tickets online here or call 800-801-9463.

TRANSPORTATION: Safe, chauffeured transportation available through Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle’s “Sip & Ride” package; includes a Harvest Passport ticket, souvenir glass, and pick-up / drop-off at multiple wineries. Visit www.gogrape.com/reservations for pricing and to book.

ACCOMMODATIONS: For those who would like to stay the weekend, several wine country lodging partners will be offering special overnight packages; for more information please visit temeculawines.org/events (click on Wanna Stay.)

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Harvest Celebration Weekend: Pre-Sale Discount Tickets Available Until Sept 30

Monday, September 19th, 2011

21st Annual Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend: November 5 & 6, 2011

If you missed the 2nd Annual CRUSH Event on September 10, fall brings another amazing opportunity to taste all 34 member wineries for one low passport price.  The Harvest Celebration Weekend is a much-anticipated annual tradition in Temecula Valley Wine Country.  Taking place from 10am – 4:30pm on Saturday and Sunday, this two-day passport event is the perfect wine-tasting day trip or weekend getaway for couples, friends, and groups.  Wine-lovers from Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Palm Springs, and the Inland Empire make the short drive every year to wine country to enjoy meeting winemakers and to sample wines not yet available to the public.

Simply purchase a passport ticket for a self-guided tour of all the Temecula Valley wineries; each stop includes wine-tasting flights, delicious small plates of food, and a special scarecrow Facebook contest you can participate in!  The winner will receive four tickets to the World of Wine 2012 event.

*Pre-sale tickets are available now until September 30th.   If you purchase your 2-Day Tickets now, you’ll save $10!  $89 per person (regularly $99)  This event sells out early so order your tickets today!  For more information, please visit our Temecula Valley events page.  Please note, “Sunday Only” tickets and “Designated Driver” tickets are also available at reduced prices.

Also, consider booking a shuttle to remove any worries about driving on your tour.  You can easily purchase your shuttle service and Harvest tickets directly with The Grapeline Wine Country ShuttleClick here to reserve and purchase now!

Thinking about spending the night?  Enjoy the Harvest Celebration Weekend with an overnight stay at Embassy Suites, Temecula.  Package includes tickets for two to the Harvest Celebration. *Limited number of reservations available, so book today!

 

21st Annual Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend, Nov 5 & 6 Price
September Pre-Sale
SAVE $10 on 2-Day Tickets purchased through Friday, September 30, 2011 (regularly $99)
$89.00
Sunday Only
Sunday Only, non-resident
$79.00
Sunday Only ~ Local
Sunday Only ~ Local Temecula/Murrieta residents only.
$69.00
Designated Driver
Designated Driver; Food Only

 

No Saturday Only tickets available.  All ticket reservations are Will-Call. Tickets are non-refundable. Special Offers and Discounts may not be combined.

 

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