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Celebrity Mario Lopez Plays at Inaugural Bocce Ball Tournament in Temecula Valley

Monday, November 25, 2019 9:00 AM by Annette Brown

Visit Temecula Valley will hold its first bocce ball tournament in Temecula Valley Wine Country on Saturday, December 7, 2019 with celebrity Mario Lopez. Temecula Valley wineries will compete against each other and the winning team will play Mario Lopez’s team at Wilson Creek Winery that afternoon.

Celebrity Mario Lopez has enjoyed getaways to Temecula Valley with his wife, family, and friends at least once a year since 2016. While sipping wine and taking in the beautiful landscape, Lopez also likes to play a bocce ball at the wineries.

In anticipation of his upcoming visit, Lopez says, “My wife & I are excited about our weekend getaway with family & friends to one of our favorite local destinations – Temecula wineries!”

When asked why he enjoys visiting Temecula Valley Southern California Winery Country so regularly he says, “Because of the beauty of Temecula Valley and the amazing wine. I feel like I’m a thousand miles away but in reality, it’s very close.”

The eight wineries competing are Akash Winery, Europa Village, Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery, Peltzer Family Cellars, Ponte Winery, Robert Renzoni Vineyards & Winery, South Coast Winery, and Wilson Creek Winery. Round 1 at 9:00 a.m. will be at Robert Renzoni, Palumbo, BOTTAIA, and Peltzer. Round 2 at 11:00 a.m. will be at Robert Renzoni and BOTTAIA. Round 3, the semifinals at 2:00 p.m. will be at Wilson Creek. The winning team will play Lopez at the same location at 3:30 pm.

The public is invited to this free event. The semifinals and championship round include live music and food and wine for purchase.

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.