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Tickets Going Fast For Temecula Valley’s Final Passport Event of the Year


Tickets Going Fast For Temecula Valley’s Final Passport Event of the Year

23rd Annual Harvest Celebration Weekend + Scarecrow Contest is November 2 and 3

  • Saturday & Sunday, November 2 & 3; 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 wines from the barrel that are not available to the public
  • Overnight and “safe ride” packages available


TEMECULA, CA; (Oct 14, 2012) – Temecula Valley wine country invites locals and visitors alike to celebrate this year’s wine grape harvest at the region’s Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend. This fall passport event is the last chance of the year to explore more than 30 wineries, sample new and unfinished wines, enjoy delicious food pairings, and experience the beauty of wine country in autumn - all in one weekend.

Harvest Celebration attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite scarecrow creation via the postcard provided in person or via email at info@temeculawines.org. Votes can also be cast throughout November by “friending” the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association on Facebook and viewing the photo album “Scarecrow Contest 2013.”  Votes will be automatically entered into a drawing to win four tickets to the World of Wine Event in March and the winner will be contacted via email by December 15, 2013.

WHAT: 23rd Annual Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend, a two-day event offering ticketed guests a chance to visit more than 30 Temecula Valley wineries on a self-guided tour.

WHEN:  Saturday and Sunday, November 2 & 3, 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
Sunday Only Ticket, Non-Resident - $79
Sunday Only, Local Residents - $79
Designated Driver (food only) - $69
Purchase tickets online at www.temeculawines.org (click on Events) 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; or visit temeculawines.org/events (click Wanna Ride) for all transportation packages.

ACCOMMODATIONS: For those who would like to stay the weekend, several wine country lodging partners will be offering special overnight packages, including: South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, The Inn at Europa Village and Embassy Suites (in the city of Temecula); for more information please visit temeculawines.org/events (click on Wanna Stay.)

About the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association

Comprising 35 wineries and more than 60 wine growers, the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association is a nonprofit, regional organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the quality wines and wine grapes grown in the Temecula Valley and South Coast Appellations. Known as Southern California's wine country, the Temecula Valley is located in Riverside County just one hour from San Diego, Orange County and Palm Springs and an hour and a half from Los Angeles.


Sienna Spencer-Markles
McCue Marketing Communications

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