Upcoming events at Temecula Valley Wine Country

Couple at wine tasting

Temecula Valley Wine Country is bursting with events the whole year round, with daily activities and entertainment from the various wineries and large-scale festivities organized by the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association.

If you want to sample the best that Wine Country has to offer and experience the rustic winegrowing lifestyle, join the events that have been lined up in the region in the coming months. Here’s a look at some of them.

  1. Sip Temecula Wine Tasting Passport

    This event gives you the chance to visit some of Temecula Valley’s best wineries and sample their offerings at discounted rates. With your passport, you can choose five out of 24 participating wineries to visit on a time and date of your choosing. The visit may be scheduled on weekdays, Mondays to Fridays, except on holidays.

    The passports are available online at a price that gives you as much as $30 savings. 2017 passports are valid until December 29. With your ticket, you’ll experience a standard wine-tasting flight at each of the five wineries, have the opportunity to tour the vineyards and facilities, and receive special offers given only to passport holders.

  2. Crush 2017

    The Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association presents Crush, an annual event that takes place every September – California’s Wine Month. This year’s festivities will be held on September 30 at Monte de Oro Winery.

    Crush is the only event that features products from all 30+ association members in one location. Savor the best of Temecula Valley wines, along with gastronomic offerings from about 15 local wineries and restaurants, as well as live entertainment.

    A VIP ticket will entitle you to a private tasting featuring the best and most exclusive wines from the top winemakers of Temecula Valley. VIP tickets are limited to only 100 guests.

  3. Temecula Valley Annual Barrel Tasting

    Happening on January 27 and 28, 2018, this highly anticipated event gives you the chance to sample unfinished barrel and tank wines, as well as finished wines and the latest offerings from participating wineries. You can choose a single-day ticket that allows you self guided tours of as many as 18 wineries, or a two-day ticket to visit as many as 36 wineries, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on both days. Enjoy wine and food samplings at each of the wineries you choose.

  4. Grape stomping

    Many Temecula Valley locals and visitors look forward to this tradition during harvest season. Each year, several wineries hold grape-stomping events and contests, with plenty of food and wine to be enjoyed by everyone. One of the most popular grape-stomping events is hosted by Ponte Winery, which has set this fun gathering on August 20 this year.

  5. Musical entertainment

    Live musical entertainment is presented every weekend at Temecula Valley wineries, featuring rock and country bands and artists, as well as musicians of other genres. Enjoy great music along with the finest wines and sumptuous food with stunning Wine Country landscapes as backdrop.

  6. Arts and craft events

    Arts and crafts are very much a part of the lifestyle in Temecula Valley. Some wineries pair good wine with the arts in uniquely fun events. These include the Art + Vino painting classes and parties held every Wednesday at the Oak Mountain Winery, an art and craft fair every Sunday and Saturday at the Maurice Car’rie Winery, and Paint Nite in the Barrel Room painting parties held various nights from July to August at the Mount Palomar Winery.