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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 9:00 PM

TEMECULA VALLEY, Calif. (August 27, 2014) -- On September 12th, Ponte Family Estate will be screening Universal Studio's blockbuster animated film Despicable Me 2 at its fourth annual charity movie night. The movie will be projected onto a large screen in the vineyard garden, where guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy an evening under the stars. The event is free, but all proceeds from the night's food and beverage sales and the silent auction will go to Rancho Damacitas, a Temecula charity dedicated to helping underserved children and victims of child abuse.

Families are invited to savor the end of summer at this annual fundraising event. Chairs will be provided, but picnic blankets are encouraged. Popcorn, pizza and ice cream will be available for a small fee, while guests 21 and over can purchase and sip on their favorite Ponte wines. No outside food or beverages will be permitted, as all proceeds from these items will benefit Rancho Damacitas. Guests are encouraged to participate in the silent auction, where various wine gifts, donations from local businesses and overnight stays at Ponte Vineyard Inn will be among the exciting prizes. Those interested in volunteering or donating auction items can contact Ponte Winery at

What: Ponte Winery's Family Movie Night
When: September 12, 2014. Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Where: 35053 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591
Admission: Free; no reservations required

About Ponte Family Estate Winery and Ponte Vineyard Inn
Located in the heart of Temecula Wine Country, Ponte Family Estate offers guests a "day in the country," with its spacious rustic-style tasting room, al fresco dining, and extensive marketplace gift shop nestled within more than 300 acres of vineyard. The 60-room, mission-style Ponte Vineyard Inn is an ideal wine-country hotel for visitors to enjoy a "stay in the country." Ponte Family Estate offers an approachable, memorable experience that welcomes both new and experienced wine lovers. Visitors can enjoy tours of the winemaking process, participate in special events like the Annual Grape Stomp Festival, or work with the winery's event planners to create an exceptional wine country wedding or other special event. With its picturesque setting, approachable wines, farm-fresh cuisine, upscale lodging and array of activities, Ponte Family Estate is one of the most sought-after and complete wine destinations in Southern California. Ponte Family Estate is located at 35053 Rancho California Road, Temecula CA 92591 or on the web at

About Rancho Damacitas
Rancho Damacitas opened its first residential home 30 years ago in the Temecula Valley. Today, there are 6 homes that accommodate 36 children. Rancho Damacitas provides residential treatment services and a therapeutic environment for children faced with emotional, mental and physical abuse. For more information, please visit their website at

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