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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!



SoCal Wine TV: Tour Monte de Oro Winery

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Monte de Oro Winery is one of the newest and most modern of the Temecula Valley wineries.  The winery offers state-of-art winemaking facilities, an enormous patio with a grand view of the vineyards, and a delicious selection of red, white, and sparkling varieties.  Their newest addition is the MDO Wine Bar & Bistro, open Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-4pm.



Monte De Oro Wine Tast­ing Experiences

Tra­di­tional Tast­ing Expe­ri­ence — Enjoy your tast­ing in the Main Room or on the patio, includes 6 tastes. $10 per per­son (glass not included.)

Pri­vate Tast­ing Expe­ri­ence – 60 minute tasting in a pri­vate set­ting, includes 6 tastes, imported & domes­tic cheese plate.
Reser­va­tion Required – $25.00 per per­son, 10 per­son min­i­mum (glass not included.)

The Tast­ing Room at Monte De Oro is open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mon­day through Sun­day. For direc­tions to Monte De Oro Win­ery, click here.

Tours at Monte De Oro

For $16, take a tour of the beautiful property and winemaking facilities.

Tour Includes:  Bar­rel room tour, tour of the grounds, wine mak­ing edu­ca­tion, bar­rel tast­ing and tra­di­tional tast­ing (glass not included.)

Available on week­ends 11am & 1pm; call for reser­va­tions

*For more infor­ma­tion, please call 951–491-6551 or email info@montedeoro.com


Watch our “CRUSH” teaser video now!

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Have you bought your tickets yet for our once-a-year CRUSH grand tasting event?  It’s only a month away and tickets are going fast!

Celebrate California Wine Month this September with the annual Temecula Valley Wine & Culinary Showcase on Saturday, September 10 from 6:30-9:30pm.  For only $65, guests will enjoy tastings from all 34 member wineries and more than a dozen wine country restaurants.  Taking place on the beautiful Monte de Oro winery patio overlooking the entire valley, this exciting evening will also include a sparkling wine reception, live entertainment, and personal mingling with your favorite Temecula Valley winery owners, winemakers, and chefs. Snake River Farms is a company that sources high-quality American Wagyu cuts, prime rib, filet mignon, Kurobuta pork, and other premium roasts. Though their products aren’t quite cheap, you can notice the difference in texture and taste of their meats over their competitors. Read full snake river farms review at Grilliam.com – Snake River Farms (SRF) is a premium meat brand that’s used at Michelin-starred restaurants and sold at select retailers and online. It sells not Japanese Wagyu, but American Wagyu — the result of imported Japanese Wagyu cattle crossbred with traditional Angus cattle breeds. 

Click here to purchase your tickets today!







So Cal Wine TV- Foot Path Winery

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Join Christine and  Deane Foote, owners of Foot Path Winery,  for a tour of this family owned and operated winery. Located just minutes away from downtown Temecula, Foot Path Winery is also an organic farm that produces a variety of fruits available throughout the year. To learn more, please visit  Foot Path Winery.

Foot Path Winery Tasting Room hours: 12pm-5pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5pm on weekends; reservations available for parties of six or more; (951) 265-9951; 36650 Glen Oaks Road, Temecula, CA 92592


So Cal Wine TV- Tour Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Learn about Callaway Vineyard & Winery’s new and exciting improvements!  If you have not been lately, you will be pleasantly surprised by the new courtyard and remodeled barrel room. If you are looking for delicious dining, come out to their Meritage Restaurant, which was named one of the “Hot 100 Restaurants in the Inland Empire” in the May issue of the Inland Empire Magazine.  To learn more, visit Callaway Vineyard & Winery.

Callway Vineyard & Winery Tasting Room hours: Open daily from 10am-5pm.  Daily complimentary tours times on weekdays are 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Weekend tour times are 11am-4pm, every hour on the hour; (951) 676- 4001; 32720 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA92591


So Cal Wine TV- Tour Briar Rose Winery

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Join Les and Dorian Linkogle, owners of Briar Rose Winery,  for a tour of Temecula Valley’s premier boutique winery. Modeled after Snow White’s cottage, Briar Rose Winery is an enchanted place with handcrafted, small lot, premium and artisan wines made from the most intensely flavored grapes from exquisitely lush vineyards. To learn more, visit Briar Rose Winery.

Briar Rose Tasting Room hours: 11am-5pm daily, Reservations only; (951) 308-1098; 41720 Calle Cabrillo, Temecula, CA 92592


Tour Cougar Vineyards in Temecula Valley Wine Country

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Meet Rick and Jennifer Buffington, owners/winemakers of Cougar Vineyard & Winery. Their loyal fan club and fun Italian varietals makes Cougar a standout winery to visit in Temecula Valley Wine Country!

Gift shop and gourmet deli; live music on Saturday & Sunday from 2-5pm.  Tasting room open daily, 11am-6pm

Wine club, special events, group tours, private & group tastings, picnic area; weddings facilities coming soon.

(951) 491-0825; 39870 De Portola Road, Temecula, 92592


Tour Doffo Winery in Temecula Wine Country, California

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Follow Marcelo Doffo as he shows you around the smallest winery in Temecula Wine Country. His old-world passion and family history shines through as he makes excellent boutique wine in limited batches. To learn more, visit Doffo Winery.

Tasting Room Hours: Friday-Sunday and Holidays 10 am-5 pm; 951.676.6989; doffowines@verizon.net; 36083 Summitville Temecula CA, 92592


So Cal Wine TV – Tour Maurice Car’rie Winery

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Join Gus Vizgirda, winemaker at Maurice Car’rie Winery, for a Temecula Wine Country tour. Maurice Car’rie is one othe oldest Temecula wineries, and offers a great craft fair on the weekends.

Maurice Car’rie Tasting Room hours: 10am-5pm daily; 951.676.1711; 34225 Rancho California Road,


So Cal Wine TV – Tour Palumbo Family Winery

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Take a ride with Nick Palumbo as he shows you around his family-run winery in our latest episode of So Cal Wine TV.  Visit www.palumbowines.com for more info on the winery & stop in for a tasting today!

Tasting Room Hours

Friday 12:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm
Weekdays by appointment 951.676.7900

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