Visit Temecula Valley Announces 2015 Fests, Festivals, and Events in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

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Visit Temecula Valley announces the 2015 Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country special events including Restaurant Month, Wine Country Romance, Chocolate Decadence, Pechanga Wine Festival, World of Wine, Temecula Rod Run, Old Town Western Days, Balloon & Wine Festival, Microbrew Festival, Lavender Fields in Bloom, Hot Summer Nights, Wine Month, Crush, Outdoor Quilt Show, Wine Country Harvest, and Temecula Chilled. Welcoming more than 2 million visitors each year, the casual picturesque Temecula Valley is located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; and 90 minutes from Los Angeles.

Temecula Rod Run

Temecula Rod Run

"2015 includes Chocolate Decadence & Pechanga Wine Festival, World of Wine, Temecula Rod Run, Old Town Western Days, Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival..." announced Kimberly Adams, Visit Temecula Valley president and CEO.

Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, January 22, 2015: “Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is an idyllic, easily accessible, year-round destination where visitors can experience premium winemaking in a warm, welcoming atmosphere along with fine dining, stunning scenery, and exciting events. 2015 includes California Restaurant Month, Wine Country Romance, Chocolate Decadence, Pechanga Wine Festival, World of Wine, Temecula Rod Run, Old Town Western Days, Lavender Fields in Bloom, Balloon & Wine Festival, Microbrew Festival, Lavender Fields in Bloom, Hot Summer Nights, California Wine Month, Temecula Valley Crush, Outdoor Quilt Show, Wine Country Harvest Celebration, and Temecula Chilled,” announced Kimberly Adams, Visit Temecula Valley president and CEO. “Explore Old Town Temecula, experience Pechanga Resort & Casino, and enjoy Temecula Valley wineries’ new releases.” Welcoming more than 2 million visitors each year, the casual picturesque valley is located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; and 90 minutes from Los Angeles.

1-California Restaurant Month in Temecula Valley (January 1-31)
Diners savor the local culinary scene daily with specially priced, prix-fixe menus; RestaurantMonth.org.

2-Temecula Valley's 28 Days of Wine Country Romance (February 1-28)
Celebrate daily with special hotel-resort packages, romantic dining, spa indulgences, wine tastings; WineCountryRomance.com.

3-Chocolate Decadence and the Pechanga Wine Festival (February 27-28)
Friday night offers chocolates, pastries, sparkling and dessert wines; Saturday afternoon, fine vintages and distinguished cuisine.

4-Temecula Rod Run (March 6-7)
Hundreds of fine, classic vehicles, hot rods, and custom cars converge in Old Town Temecula. For Friday Night Cruise, vehicles roam; Saturday Show-and-Shine, detailed, parked vehicles get close-ups.

5- World of Wine Barrel Tasting (March 7-8)
Temecula Valley Wine Country offers two days of wine samples and delicious food pairings.

6-Old Town Temecula Western Days (May 16-17)
Temecula’s Western glory days began in 1849 with the California Gold Rush and spanned more than a century.

7-Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival (May 29-31)
Colorful event features dawn, hot air balloon ascensions, evening balloon glows, wine tasting, and live concerts.

8-Pechanga Microbrew Festival (June 6)
Dozens of microbreweries participate; attendees savor craft beers to a background of live music.

9-Shakespeare in the Vines (June 11-27, July 9-25, August 13-29)
Enjoy great theatre (Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night) with the vineyards of Temecula Valley serving as a backdrop.

10-Temecula Art & Street Painting Festival (June 26-28)
Revel in creativity in Old Town Temecula.

11- Lavender Fields-in-Bloom (weekends, late-June to early-July)
Lavender field adjoin Temecula Lavender Company’s merlot vineyards. Admire lavender; shop the lavender farm-stand.

12-Hot Summer Nights in Old Town Temecula (July 10-17-24-31; August 7-14-24-31)
Live bands (blues, tribute, Zydeco, beach, big band, rock, country) play throughout the historic district.

13-California Wine Month in Temecula Valley Southern California (September 1-30)
A special Temecula Valley SIP passport enables visitors to taste some of the valley's great variety of award-winning wine styles.

14-Temecula Valley CRUSH in Southern California Wine Country (September 19)
Join Temecula Valley winery owners, winemakers, and growers; this is one spectacular, wine and food event.

15-Old Town Temecula Outdoor Quilt Show (October 3)
Hundreds of handmade quilts hang from banisters and along storefronts; event includes quilt sale and auction.

16-Ralph Love Plein Air Festival in Old Town Temecula (October 3-10)
Fine artists paint outdoors daily using Monet and Renoir’s technique.

17-Temecula Valley Wine Country Harvest Celebration (November 7-8)
Two, fun-filled days of food pairings with barrel and tank wine samplings of finished and unfinished wines.

18-Winterfest: Temecula Chilled Holiday Celebration (December 1-31)
Wonderful sights, sounds, festivities, events, and activities, span from Old Town Temecula to Temecula Valley Wine Country, and from Promenade Temecula to Pechanga Resort & Casino.

*Information is believed accurate but may be subject to change.

For a complete, daily Temecula Valley Events Calendar, please see VisitTemeculaValley.com.

About The Temecula Valley and Visit Temecula Valley
With natural gifts of climate and geography, bolstered by Pu’eska Mountain, the Rainbow Gap, and Santa Margarita Gap, Temecula Valley is widely recognized for its scenic vineyards, award-winning wines, and gracious and friendly wineries as Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. The popular boutique destination includes the Temecula Valley A.V.A. (American Viticulture Area) as well as Downtown, Old Town Temecula, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and the Temecula Valley Wine Country Golf Trail, and is home to three-time award-winning California Golden State Winery of the Year, South Coast Winery.

Visit Temecula Valley (formerly the Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau), the region’s official tourism marketing organization and resource for visitors is online including a complete daily Events Calendar at VisitTemeculaValley.com; “Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country on Facebook; and @Visit_Temecula on Twitter. Visit Temecula Valley also welcomes ad agencies, location scouts, writers, and directors online at FilmTemecula.com. The Temecula Valley Visitors Center is located in Downtown, Old Town Temecula (Third Street and Mercedes) adjacent the Old Town Temecula Parking Garage. For visitor information and assistance, please call 888/363-2852 or 951/491-6085.

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