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Temecula Valley Gears Up for Wine Month

(Temecula, California) – Governor Jerry Brown’s endorsement of the 9th Annual California Wine Month sparks a month-long vinous celebration across the Golden State, and Temecula Valley’s 35 wineries invite fans to explore the Southland’s premier wine country in style. Those with a taste for adventure can take advantage of the Sip Passport, which visitors can exchange for a full tasting flight at any four wineries for just $35; or, to experience the best of Temecula’s wine, food and entertainment in one spectacular evening, guests can participate in CRUSH, the Valley’s annual gastronomic gala, to be held for a second year on Callaway Winery’s hilltop patio.

Event Details:

September Sip Passport
•    When:  Valid September 1-30; visits may be concurrent or spaced throughout the month.
•    What:  Voucher for a full tasting flight at any four participating Temecula Valley wineries; includes souvenir wine glass. See TemeculaWines.org for details.
•    Tickets:  $35 per person for Sip Passport; Sip & Stay packages offer discounts on overnight accommodations at participating wine country hotels. See TemeculaWines.org for details and to purchase.

4th Annual CRUSH Gala
•    When:  Saturday, September 14 from 7-9:30 p.m.
•    Where:  Callaway Winery: 32720 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591
•    What:  Gala event bringing together 35 Temecula Valley wineries; fine cuisine from more than a dozen local chefs, farms and restaurants; and live entertainment to set the mood.
•    Tickets:  All-inclusive tickets are $75 per person; early bird tickets are $65 now through August 16; VIP Tickets are $100 and include admittance to the pre-event Winemakers Roundtable seated panel discussion and exclusive winemaker tasting.

“September is the most beautiful time of year to visit wine country,” says Nick Palumbo, owner/winemaker of Palumbo Family Vineyards and president of the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association.  “The beginning of our harvest season is evident everywhere and the excitement level is high. Visitors have a good chance of seeing grapes being processed into wine or gondolas towed by tractors along the wine country roads.”

Visit TemeculaWines.org and click on Events to purchase Sip Passports and CRUSH tickets.

 

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