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Earth Day ~ April 22

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

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Each year, Earth Day – April 22  – marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement.  The idea was that of Earth Day founder, Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, who was devastated after witnessing the ravages of a 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda.

As a result of his efforts, on April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness and the extinction of wildlife, suddenly realized they shared common values.

Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, and led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts.

Today, it is celebrated by billions of people around the world and is observed in over 190 countries. Worldwide Earth Day celebrations utilize educational programs to inform people of ways they can help protect the environment and our natural resources.

Earth Day worked because of a spontaneous response at the grassroots level. No one thought they would organize 20 million demonstrators!  Just think what could happen if we garnered that kind of response to a few simple tasks that each of us could easily do in just ONE day.  Think about it.  What a difference we could make!

A few simple things that provide huge impacts might include planting a tree every year, switching off lights when not in use and using recyclable bags for grocery shopping.  Easy enough, huh?  Check out our Recork and Recycle Pinterest page for some great recycling ideas.

Or you could always “save water and shower with a friend” like they did in the 70’s…


Temecula Valley Winery Events for April

Friday, March 29th, 2013


Spring in Temecula Valley, California brings some wonderful wine country activities, including movies in the vines, vineyard art classes, wine and women craft parties, wine tasting workshops, earth day specials and live music performances every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

See below for winery event details and check out the monthly event page for more information on Grape Day, April 18.

Come visit in April when the grape vines begin their bud break!


Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Sangria Sunday at Meritage at Callaway

Sundays: April 14, April 21 & April 28

Sangria Sundays at The Lounge @ Meritage at Callaway. Enjoy sipping on our very own Watermelon Sangria. Live music from local musicians begins at 5:30pm. No reservations required. Visit our website for more information.  Sangria, other drink specials and tapas available a la carte at The Lounge @Meritage.

Women & #WineWednesday

April 24th | 6pm to 8pm

Need some wine time with your girlfriends?

The last Wednesday of every month come to the Reserve Room for “Women & Wine Wednesday.” Sample Callaway wines and enjoy light appetizers. Each gathering will have a unique theme or craft to make & take home!

~Herbaceous Ladies~ At this month’s “Women & Wine” event visit with friends while creating wine cork herb labels with Callaway corks and wooden skewers. Reservations and pre-payment are required for these events. Call to RSVP: 951-676-4001.

For the full events calendar, click here!


Europa Village

Wednesday, April 10th 11:00am – 2:00pm
Art in the VineyardsArt in the Vineyard with Monti Ladd – “Roses & Vines”

Friday, April 19th 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Wine Education – Class 1 of 3

Sunday, April 21st 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Paint & Palate – Celebrating DaVinci’s Birthday
Paint, Sip & Enjoy!
A local artist takes you through, step-by-step, how to create your own masterpiece while sipping wine and having a ton of fun!  Absolutely no art experience necessary!
Tickets cost only $35.

Thursday, April 25th 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Musical Wine Pairing Dinner – “El Fandango!”

Live music performances on Fridays and Sundays!

For the full events calendar, click here!  Or call (760) 500-0383.


Falkner Winery

VIP Vertical Tasting

Saturday, April 6th | 10:30am to 12:30pm

The cost for the tasting is $50/person plus tax; $40/person plus tax for Food & Wine Club members.

Falkner Winery is pleased to announce its next VIP Vertical Tasting will be on April 6th and focus on our Cabernet Sauvignon wines. For those who are not familiar with the term “vertical tasting”, it means tasting multiple vintages of the same wine from the same producer. The next tasting session will focus on eight (8) vintages of the Falkner Cabernet Sauvignon. Inquiries call 951-676-8231.

Free Jazz Sundays

Sundays, April 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th | 3:00pm

For the full events calendar, click here!


Lorimar Winery

Movies in the Vines

Monday, April 22 | 8:00pm

Movie : “The Princess Bride”.  Wine bar and concessions available.

Epicurean Food Demo

Wednesday, April 3rd | 4pm

Come experience an interactive cooking demonstration incorporating the unique items from the Lorimar Winery Epicurean display located in the gift shop.

Live Music Weekends, Come out every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 6pm for live music while enjoying first-class hospitality, sensational vibes and great wine. Inquiries call 951-694-6699.

For the full events calendar, click here!


Ponte Family Estate Winery

Earth Day Special – Offer valid Friday, April 19th through Monday, April 22nd.

Bring in empty bottles of Ponte Wine and get 2 Ponte Green Bucks per bottle to use toward another purchase in the tasting room.

April 24th, 2013 | 5:30 p.m.

Join Team Ponte! Come find out more about how you can train for a half marathon or 5K, raise money for local charity Rancho Damacitas and make some new friends along the way.  April 24th meeting in Ponte Winery Reserve Room.

Inquiries call 951-694-8855.

For the full events calendar, click here!


South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Vineyard Rose Restaurant
Where Every Day’s A Celebration

Three-Time Holder of WINE SPECTATOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE. Whether it’s our Quality Wines, Foods, Happy Hour Wine Specials, Draft Beers & Appetizers; or our Ladies’ Happy Hour Sunday Escapes, there’s something for everyone. For Reservations, please call: 951-587-9463 x3

Sunday – Divas in d’Vines | 12Noon-4:00
Live Entertainment; 1/2-priced Mimosas, Spumante, Romanza and Sangria
Monday – Happy Hour | 4:00-5:30
Tuesday –Happy Hour | 4:00-5:30
Wednesday–Happy Hour | 4:00-5:30
Thursday –Happy Hour | 4:00-5:30
Friday – Happy Hour | 4:00-5:30

Behind The Scenes Winery Tour
DAILY: 11:00am and 1:00pm

Get up close and personal with the real workings of a winery during a harvest crush with South Coast Winery’s Behind the Scenes Wine Tours. This $40 walking wine tour culminates with a private, plated wine & cheese pairing with a fun and informative Wine Concierge. Wine Club Members, enjoy the tour for just $35 per person. Reservations strongly suggested: Call 951.587.9463x 7219

Blessing of the Vines Festival
Sunday, April 21st

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is kicking off its winegrowing season. Non-denominational Officiant officially blesses our vines, as they come out of winter hibernation, from deep beneath the ground, and light up our world with new growth and the promise of a fruitful harvest. Wine, food and family-fun and games are also a part of the mix. RSVP (951) 587-9463


Thornton Winery

Art of Winetasting Workshop

Saturday, April 6th | 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Pizza & Cabernet Sauvignon: $45.00 per person / $40.50 wine club members. Call for reservations: 951-699-0099.

For the full events calendar, click here!


Temecula Valley wine country is an idyllic, easily-accessible, year-round wine destination where visitors can experience premium winemaking in a warm, welcoming atmosphere along with fine dining, stunning scenery and exciting events. Temecula Valley is only a 60-90 minute drive from all major Southern California cities.


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