Springfest 2014 Top 10 Festivals and Special Events in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

VisitTemecula.org announces the Springfest 2014 Top 10 Festivals and Special Events in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country including World of Wine Barrel Tasting, Santa Rosa Plateau Spring Wildflowers, Temecula Rod Run, Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival, Dorland Arts Colony Spring Festival, Reality Rally, Chocolate Decadence, Pechanga Wine Festival, Taste of Temecula Valley, Temecula Wine & Music Festival, and Western Days.

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Celebrations include Dorland’s Spring Arts & Music Festival, Reality Rally, Chocolate Decadence, Pechanga Wine Festival, Taste of Temecula Valley, Temecula Wine & Music Festival, Old Town Temecula Western Days,” said Kimberly Adams, TVCVB president & CEO.

Temecula, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2014

VisitTemecula.org announces the Springfest 2014 Top 10 Festivals and Special Events in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country including World of Wine Barrel Tasting, Santa Rosa Plateau Spring Wildflowers, Temecula Rod Run, Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival, Dorland Arts Colony Spring Festival, Reality Rally, Chocolate Decadence, Pechanga Wine Festival, Taste of Temecula Valley, Temecula Wine & Music Festival, and Western Days. Welcoming 2 million visitors each year, and featuring Downtown Old Town Temecula, Temecula Valley Wine Country, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and the Temecula Wine Country Golf Trail, the casual, picturesque Temecula Valley is located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; and 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Hollywood.

TEMECULA VALLEY Southern California Wine Country, January 21, 2014; “As Southern California’s Temecula Valley awakens, wild lilac blossoms and grapevines’ green buds thrive. Visitors celebrate Springfest with inspired events like World of Wine Barrel Tasting, Santa Rosa Plateau’s Wildflowers, Temecula Rod Run, and Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival. Celebrations also include Dorland’s Spring Arts & Music Festival, Reality Rally, Chocolate Decadence, Pechanga Wine Festival, Taste of Temecula Valley, Temecula Wine & Music Festival, Old Town Temecula Western Days,” announced Kimberly Adams, Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO. “Visitors savor less-busy weekdays before and after events with Temecula Valley hotels and resorts’ appealing Sunday-through-Thursday, better-than-weekend, nightly room rates. Less-busy weekdays are ideal for enjoying outdoor adventures, seasonal restaurant menus, artisan foods, wineries’ and wine tasting rooms’ new releases.” Welcoming 2 million visitors each year, and featuring Downtown Old Town Temecula, Temecula Valley Wine Country, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and Temecula Wine Country Golf Trail, casual, picturesque Temecula Valley is located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles, Hollywood.

*1-World of Wine Barrel Tasting (March 1-2)
Wine country’s gracious and friendly wineries open their cellars for Temecula Valley Winegrowers’ passport event. Self-guided tour takes passport-holders to 30+ wineries for varietal wines from barrel, tank, or bottle perfectly paired with wine-country cuisine samplings. Wineries also compete in cork-art contest; passport-holders vote.

*2- Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve’s Spring Wildflowers (April-May)
With rare California landscapes, the Plateau is a haven for hikers and nature enthusiasts. Chocolate lilies bloom among native bunchgrass prairie; shooting stars, Adobe Loop trail; lupines, Los Santos trail. See also: California quail, meadowlarks.

*3-Temecula Rod Run (March 7-8)
Hundreds of fine, West Coast classic vehicles, hot rods, and custom cars, and thousands of auto-enthusiasts converge in Old Town Temecula. For Friday Night Cruise, vehicles roam, rev engines. At Saturday Show-and-Shine, freshly detailed, parked vehicles get close-up looks.

*4-Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival (March 14-15-16)
One of the West Coast’s finest, free festivals features concerts with a dozen top bands including James King Band, Bluegrass Etc., Sligo Rags, Salty Suites. Friday-night bands play at local restaurants; a tickets-by-advance-purchase concert is at Old Town Temecula Theater (Bayou Brothers open; Curley Taylor headlines). Saturday and Sunday, two stages host daytime concerts. Saturday evening theater-concert features Bluegrass Etc., Silverado, and James King Band.

*5- Dorland Mountain Arts Colony’s Spring Arts & Music Festival (April 6)
Internationally recognized and nestled on a ridge overlooking Temecula Valley, Dorland provides secluded working-retreats for artists, writers, composers, musicians. For this rare open-studios event, enjoy food, drink, entertainment by songwriters and musicians, conversing with artists, writers, plein air painters.

*6-Reality Rally Temecula Valley (April 11-12-13)
Reality Rally attracts 100+ TV stars from shows like Survivor and Big Brother. Saturday’s Amazing Race-style competition has challenges staged throughout Old Town. Friday night features Wilson Creek’s Celebrity Reception; Saturday night, South Coast’s Red Carpet Celebration; Sunday morning, Pala Mesa’s Breakfast-with-the-Stars.

*7-Chocolate Decadence and the Pechanga Wine Festival (April 18-19)
At Pechanga Resort & Casino’s Friday-night Chocolate Decadence, wineries pour sparkling, late harvest, Zinfandels, Syrah, and ports accompanied by extravagant chocolates and pastries. Saturday’s Wine Festival features 100+ premium wineries; food pairings with menu selections from Four Diamond award-winning Great Oak Steakhouse, Paisano’s, Umi, Journey’s End.

*8-Taste of Temecula Valley (April 26)
With California mission-style Temecula Civic Center as backdrop, Taste of Temecula Valley showcases local restaurants, wineries, microbreweries, on Old Town’s Town Square. Guests enjoy fine foods, award-winning wines, craft brews, entertainment.

*9-Temecula Wine & Music Festival (May 3)
At Vail Lake Resort, the pop, jazz, and r-and-b lineup includes artists like Brenda Russell, Phil Perry, Warren Hill, Gregg Karukas, Paul Jackson Jr., Antonio Pontarelli. Also on-site is wine tasting, award-winning Temecula Valley and California varietals.

*10-Old Town Temecula Western Days (May 17-18)
Western Days celebrates Temecula Valley’s Old West lifestyle with western music, exhibits, trick- and calf-roping. Costumed characters perform skits; Temecula Gunfighters reenact high-noon robbery of The Bank (constructed 1914; celebrating 100 years). Sunday features International Chili Society regional Cookoff with People’s Choice Tasting; winners advance to World Championships.

*Information is believed accurate but is subject to change.

ABOUT THE TEMECULA VALLEY AND THE TEMECULA VALLEY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
With natural gifts of climate and geography (Pu’eska Mountain, the Rainbow Gap, Santa Margarita Gap), Temecula Valley is recognized for its scenic vineyards, quality wines, and gracious and friendly wineries as Temecula Valley Southern California Wine country. The popular boutique-destination is home to 2013 California State Winery of the Year, South Coast Winery.

Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, official tourism marketing organization and resource for visitors, is online at VisitTemecula.org including daily Events Calendar; Facebook, “Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country”; Twitter, @Visit_Temecula. Temecula Valley Visitors Center in Old Town Temecula (Third Street/Mercedes adjacent free Old Town Temecula Parking Garage) is open 7 days.
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Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
951/491-6085; Kimberly(at)TemeculaCVB(dot)com

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