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Celebrate Wine Month in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:00 PM by Annette Brown

Celebrate California Wine Month Temecula-style this September in a month-long toast to the region’s bounty. Wine tasting with a choice of nearly 50 wineries is made easy with a Sip Sip Stay package. Wineries throughout the region will be celebrating with wine stomps, wine pairing dinners, Shakespeare in the Vines, live music, and more. The month will culminate with its popular annual CRUSH Wine & Culinary Showcase.

Sip Sip Stay Package

The Sip Sip Stay package is designed for visitors booking at least a two-night stay and wish to do wine tasting. A two-night stay will earn one SIP Passport, a $48 value. Visitors booking a September three night stay will receive two SIP Passports, a $96 value. The stay must be Sunday through Thursday during September 1-30, 2019, excluding holidays and available while supply lasts, restrictions apply. Passports valid Mon-Fri

The SIP Passport provides an opportunity to taste award-winning wines produced in Temecula Valley Wine Country while avoiding the weekend crowds. The ticket holder chooses when and which five wineries to visit out of more than 25 participating wineries. Each location includes a standard wine tasting. In addition to a wine tasting, guests can take advantage of special offers only available as passport holders.

CRUSH Wine & Culinary Showcase

CRUSH Wine & Culinary Showcase, September 28, 2019, will bring wineries and local restaurants together at Monte De Oro Winery for attendees to taste some of the best the region has to offer. More than 35 wineries will be featuring their latest and greatest varieties, while patrons mix and mingle with winemakers, vineyard owners, chefs, and new friends as they enjoy live entertainment and artisan food bites from over 15 local restaurants.

Places to Taste

Visitors to the region can take advantage of three unique wine trails to help plan their wine-tasting experience, each offering a unique set of vineyards and wineries for discovery and tastings. From the time-tested traditions and ease-of-access of the Rancho California Wine Trail to Calle Contento Wine Trail’s “off-the-beaten-path” experience to De Portola Wine Trail’s, equestrian country showcasing wine styles from around the world, there is a wine trail for every Temecula Valley visitor.

Some of the region’s oldest and most well-known wineries can be found on the Rancho California Wine Trail. This is the most well-known, therefore busiest trail. For an “off the beaten path” wine tasting experience, visitors won’t want to miss the Calle Contento Wine Trail. Located just off Rancho California Road, this wine trail boasts sweeping views of vineyards throughout the trail’s meandering path. Just south of Rancho California Road, the De Portola Wine Trail wanders through an equestrian region, nestled against the foothills of Temecula Valley.

Things To Do

September is an ideal time to visit Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, with its wine grapes heavy on the vines waiting for harvest, clear blue skies, and a calendar full of events and activities in wine country, as well as other attractions only minutes away. Find out everything there is to see and do in the region at VisitTemeculaValley.com or call to request a free Visitor Guide at 888-363-2852.

About Visit Temecula Valley

Laid back, picturesque Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country welcomes nearly three million visitors each year. It is a year-round vacation destination, located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles.

Temecula Valley Wine Country is widely recognized for its scenic vineyards, award-winning wines, and experiential wineries. The popular boutique destination includes the Temecula Valley A.V.A. (American Viticulture Area) as well as historic Old Town Temecula, and Pechanga Resort Casino. It also was named as a 2019 Wine Enthusiast 10 Best Wine Travel Destination.

Visit Temecula Valley is the region’s official tourism marketing organization and resource for visitors. The Visitors Center is located in Old Town Temecula. For visitor information and assistance, please call (888) 363-2852 or go to VisitTemeculaValley.com.

Author: Annette Brown

If you see, hear or read about Temecula Valley, chances are it originated from Annette. When not pitching stories, she’s is often traveling around Temecula Valley showing media the amazing people and places that make the destination an unforgettable experience. Nearly 30 years, Annette has been working in public relations and marketing. Annette joined the Visit Temecula team in 2011 and is the Director of Public Relations.