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With September officially designated as "California Wine Month," Temecula Valley invites locals and visitors to get a CRUSH on Temecula



Sienna Spencer-Markles

McCue Marketing Communications


Office: 213.985.1011





With September officially designated as "California Wine Month," Temecula Valley invites locals and visitors to get a CRUSH on Temecula

 Two-part showcase event will feature a winemakers' roundtable and a walk-around tasting featuring 30-plus wineries, a dozen restaurants, and more than 120 wines to try

TEMECULA, CA; (June 29, 2011) – Join winery owners, winemakers and growers of the Temecula Valley as we celebrate California Wine Month, Temecula Style, at CRUSH.  Now in it's second year, CRUSH showcases Southern California's wine country and culinary stylings in one stellar location. In addition to sampling wines from more than 34 Temecula Valley wineries and over a dozen restaurants, guests will also have an opportunity to learn about winegrape growing in Southern California. Educational displays will feature vine cuttings from grapes featured in Temecula Valley's best wines, descriptions of each grape variety, and even newly-harvested grapes that allow guests to taste the fruit before it is turned into wine. Winery owners, winemakers, and chefs will mingle amongst the guests, giving attendees a chance to meet their favorite local wine and culinary stars. The David Maldonado Band will provide live entertainment for the evening as guests sip and savor a taste of Temecula Valley on the expansive Monte de Oro patio, while taking in breathtaking views of wine country under the summer stars.


What:  Temecula Valley's CRUSH - Our 2nd Annual Temecula Valley Wine & Culinary Showcase

When:  Saturday, September 10 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where:  Monte de Oro Winery, 35820 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591

Cost:  $65

Tickets: Call (800) 801-9463 for tickets by phone; or purchase online at TemeculaWines.org.


For more information or to request images, please contact Sienna Spencer-Markles at (213) 985-1011 or email sienna@mccuecommunications.com.




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. Officially established in 1984, the Temecula AVA (American viticultural area) consists of 33,000 acres, of which approximately 1,300 acres are currently planted to commercial vineyards. 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. Temecula Valley wine country is easily accessible from Highways 15 and 79, and welcomes day visitors as well as overnight guests, wedding parties, meeting groups and hot air balloon enthusiasts.



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