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Third Annual People’s Choice Blind Tasting and Awards Celebration

Friday, August 3, 2018 9:00 AM

This Year’s Event Goes Back to Basics, Focusing on Temecula Valley’s Defining Feature: Quality Wine

The Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association (TVWA), today announced the third annual People’s Choice Blind Tasting and Awards, taking place on Sunday, October 28, 2018. This year’s event will be held at Fazeli Cellars, and include a walk around “blind” tasting, followed by an awards celebration featuring last year’s winning wines, culinary creations from Fazeli’s in-house chef, and an awards program with live entertainment. Photos of last year’s sold out event can be found HERE.

The event will kick off with an afternoon walk-around blind tasting of the wines Temecula Valley wineries believe to be their “best” bottles. Participants will be asked to submit ratings of each wine, which will be tallied to determine the region’s top three whites and reds. Results of the blind tasting will be announced at a winemaker reception and awards presentation the same evening, recognizing the winning wines and broadly attended by Temecula Valley winemakers.

“Since 2018 is also the 50th Anniversary of Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, for this year’s event we wanted to get back to what makes Temecula Valley so special – our wines and the people who make them,” said TVWA Executive Director Krista Chaich. “We are excited to once again invite consumers to come taste through our best, and then spend an evening celebrating alongside Temecula Valley winemakers – our rock stars.”

For more information about the People’s Choice Blind Tasting and Awards, check out VisitTemeculaValley.com/wine-month/peoples-choice.

For sponsorship and media inquiries, contact Devin Parr at prmarketing@temeculawines.org.

ABOUT THE TEMECULA VALLEY WINEGROWERS ASSOCIATION

Temecula Valley is the largest and most commercially successful winegrowing region in the South Coast AVA, the viticultural zone spanning more than 2 million acres from Riverside County to the San Diego border. The Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association has long served as a steward of the Southern California wine community. Comprising 36 wineries and more than 60 winegrowers, 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. Established in 1984, the Temecula AVA 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 and 90 minutes from Los Angeles.