Visit Temecula Valley Announces Inaugural Temecula Valley Bocce Ball Tournament with Celebrity Mario Lopez

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Visit Temecula Valley will hold its first bocce ball tournament in Temecula Valley Wine Country on Saturday, December 7, 2019 with celebrity Mario Lopez.

Mario Lopez playing bocce ball at Robert Renzoni Vineyard & Winery in Temecula Valley Wine Country.

Mario Lopez playing bocce ball in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country.

“My wife & I are excited about our weekend getaway with family & friends to one of our favorite local destinations – Temecula Valley wineries!”

Visit Temecula Valley will hold its first bocce ball tournament in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country on Saturday, December 7, 2019 with celebrity Mario Lopez. Temecula Valley wineries will compete against each other and the winning team will play Mario Lopez’s team at Wilson Creek Winery that afternoon.

Celebrity Mario Lopez has enjoyed getaways to Temecula Valley Wine Country with his wife, family, and friends at least once a year since 2016. While sipping wine and taking in the beautiful landscape, Lopez also likes to play a bocce ball at the wineries.

In anticipation of his upcoming visit, Lopez says, “My wife & I are excited about our weekend getaway with family & friends to one of our favorite local destinations – Temecula wineries!”

When asked why he enjoys visiting Temecula Valley Southern California Winery Country so regularly he says, “Because of the beauty of Temecula Valley and the amazing wine. I feel like I’m a thousand miles away but in reality, it’s very close.”

The eight wineries competing are Akash Winery, Europa Village, Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery, Peltzer Family Cellars, Ponte Winery, Robert Renzoni Vineyards & Winery, South Coast Winery, and Wilson Creek Winery. Round 1 at 9:00 a.m. will be at Robert Renzoni, Palumbo, BOTTAIA, and Peltzer. Round 2 at 11:00 a.m. will be at Robert Renzoni and BOTTAIA. Round 3, the semifinals at 2:00 p.m. will be at Wilson Creek. The winning team will play Lopez at the same location at 3:30 pm.

The public is invited to this free event. The semifinals and championship round include live music and food and wine for purchase.

About Visit Temecula Valley
Laid back, picturesque Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country welcomes nearly three million visitors each year. It is a year-round vacation destination, located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles.

Temecula Valley Wine Country is widely recognized for its scenic vineyards, award-winning wines, and experiential wineries. The popular boutique destination includes the Temecula Valley A.V.A. (American Viticulture Area) as well as historic Old Town Temecula, and Pechanga Resort Casino. It also was named as a 2019 Wine Enthusiast 10 Best Wine Travel Destination.

Visit Temecula Valley is the region’s official tourism marketing organization and resource for visitors. The Visitors Center is located in Old Town Temecula. For visitor information and assistance, please call (888) 363-2852 or go to VisitTemeculaValley.com.

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