People's Choice Blind Tasting & Awards 

On Sunday, November 12, join fellow wine enthusiasts and Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country movers and shakers at the second annual People's Choice Blind Tasting and Awards! 

Let your palate guide you through dozens of Temecula Valley's best wines. Rate them and help crown the region's favorites at a 5-course wine dinner and celebration. Never been to a blind tasting? Rest assured you won't be blindfolded. You will simply not know which wines you are tasting until they are revealed after the event, allowing for total objectivity in your tasting.

Three ticket levels allow you to take part in some or all of this exciting event:

Sun, November 12, 2017
11:00 AM – 9:30 PM PST

Leoness Cellars
38311 De Portola Road
Temecula, CA 92592

  • Estate Pass - $40: Entrance to the walk-around blind tasting from 11 AM - 1 PM of Temecula Valley's best wines. Rate them all and help determine the region's favorites. Enjoy light appetizers while you sip & mingle.

  • Reserve Pass - $175: Entrance to the walk-around blind tasting (11 AM - 1 PM) + seat at the People's Choice awards dinner (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM), including 5-course tasting menu and wine pairings.

  • Grand Reserve Pass -  $225: The ultimate wine-lovers package! From 3:30 - 5:30, enjoy a Temecula Valley wine seminar and seated/guided blind tasting led by Master of Wine Roger Bohmrich. Then head straight into an intimate winemaker reception including open wine bar and gourmet passed hors d'oeuvres from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. The reception will be followed by the People's Choice awards dinner, including 5-course tasting menu and wine pairings from 6:30 - 9:30 PM, where the winning wines will be announced. Grand Reserve Pass holders will also receive a VIP gift bag and are welcome to attend the walk-around tasting (11 AM - 1 PM).

  • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - 20% OFF until August 31, 2017. Use code EARLYBIRD20

Reserve Tickets


What is the timeline for the event?

Walk-around tasting (open to all ticket levels) -- 11:00 AM -- 1:00 PM

Master of Wine-led seminar and blind tasting (open only to Grand Reserve pass holders) -- 3:30 -- 5:30 PM

Winemaker reception (open only to Grand Reserve pass holders) -- 5:30 -- 6:30 PM

Awards Dinner & Celebration (open only to Reserve and Grand Reserve pass holders) -- 6:30 -- 9:30 PM

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is 21+ only. Valid government-issued photo ID required for entry.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is plenty of parking on-site. We also always encourage having a designated driver, taking Uber (new users get $20 off using code 2j9lu or clicking HERE) or Lyft, or by using one of Temecula Valley's many fantastic transportation partners. Find a full list of options HERE.

This seems like a lot of wine. How can I pace myself?

At social and professional wine tastings, we encourage people to practice the art of spitting! Wine spittons and dump buckets will be widely available for tasters to swirl and sip each wine and then spit like the pros do. No need to drink every drop -- there are a lot of wines to get through!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For questions about the event, please contact We will do our best to respond within 24 hours of your inquiry.

What's the refund policy?

Tickets to this event are transferable but not refundable.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can bring a copy of your printed ticket, or a digital version showing your bar code or confirmation.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your ticket to someone else who can. They can either use your physical ticket (either paper or digital) or provide your name and information at the door. You can also change the registration information on your ticket to the person who will be attending, through your Eventbrite account.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

As long as the attendee can provide proof of purchase (yours or theirs), the name does not need to match. Event organizers reserve the right to refuse or grant entry on a case-by-case basis as necessary.