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Celebrate The Holidays In Wine Country

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The perfect spot to slow down, relax and enjoy the holiday season with friends and loved ones is in wine country. The hustle and bustle of this time of the year seems to slip away when you sip wine among the vines. The following are just a few of the holiday events taking place in November and December in the Temecula Wine Valley.

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South Coast Winery Resort and Spa - Deck The Halls Spa Event

34843 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA
866-994-6379 Ext. 7210
Nov. 29, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Get into the holiday spirit with a little self-pampering in wine country. The GrapeSeed Spa at South Coast Winery Resort and Spa is throwing an elegant Deck The Halls Event offering a vendor's showcase and fantastic spa prizes. Guests will receive product giveaways and complimentary wine when shopping at this social extravaganza. Also, be one of the first to sign up for some incredible spa package promotions that can only be enjoyed by attending this event and can be redeemed during the holiday season. To take part in this event you must first become a Spa or Wine Club member.
RSVP early to avoid disappointment.


Miramonte Winery - Holly and Jolly

33410 Rancho California Road
Temecula, California 92591
(951) 506-5500
Nov. 28 or Dec. 2, 6 to 8 p.m.

It's a time for celebration at Miramonte Winery, a progressive Southern California boutique winery with an intense focus on crafting wines of soul and personality. After four long years of recrafting their production capabilities and three long years of planning and building, the transformation of the winery is complete. Owner Cane Vanderhoof is excited to reveal Miramonte at a special holiday celebration. You must RSVP and pick your favorite day to come visit and experience a wonderful holiday evening. Guests will be treated to some of the best locally grown wine in Temecula Valley paired with chef-prepared cuisine. Tours will also be given to show off the beautiful winery.

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Bel Vino - Jingle and Mingle

33515 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591
(951) 676-6414
Dec. 15, 6 to 10 p.m.
Tickets: $30 wine club members, $35 dollars non-members plus tax.

Bel Vino is holding its 2nd annual Jingle & Mingle. This event is a time to celebrate the upcoming holidays with family and friends in the Barrel Room. Meet the winery owners, wine club members, and the Bel Vino staff for a night of fun holiday cheer. Bel Vino is a winery known for its big red wines. The Jingle and Mingle signature event will be set at the winery with picturesque views of the surrounding vineyards and valley. Guests will enjoy live entertainment, raffles and special holiday promotions. Hors d'oeuvres will be served, and each ticket purchase will receive three glasses of the best red wine Temecula has to offer and a raffle ticket. Tickets are limited and reservations are required. RSVP to

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Wiens Family Cellars – Holiday Zoofari

35055 Via Del Ponte
Temecula, California 92592
(951) 694-9892
Dec. 9, 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Come benefit the Animals of Zoofari! A great way to spread holiday cheer with a gift that supports conservation. Enjoy wine, appetizers, and a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (760) 630-9230. Special appearances by some amazing animal ambassadors.

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Ponte Winery - Plan Your Own Holiday Event

35053 Rancho California Road
Temecula, California 92591
(951) 694-8855
(877) 314-WINE
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Why wait to be invited to be a party? Plan and throw a holiday party of your own in Temecula Wine Country at Ponte Winery. The dedicated in-house event planners will work with you to create a memorable event, from designing the menu to choosing the décor. All the details will be taken care of so you can focus on your friends, family and having fun. Holiday packages include catered menus, friendly servers, private room, delicious food and a beautiful wine country setting. Pontes Special Events Department is ready to help you prepare that holiday get together. Create that party you always wanted with the festive feel and memory making that guests will talk about for years to come.

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Europa Village - The Antidote to Black Friday

33475 La Serena Way
Temecula, California 92591
(888) 383-8767
Nov. 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Spend your Black Friday at Europa Village shopping with a glass of wine in hand. The Europa Village is hosting a relaxed Old World shopping experience. Don't get caught up in the Black Friday hoopla when you can shop and save on gifts at the winery. Guests can receive 10% off all gifts plus an additional 5% if you bring six non-perishable food items (benefiting the Temecula Pantry). Chef Dean will show off his homemade preserves, spices and chutneys specially prepared and packaged for sale. Old World bread pudding, mulled wine, cider and warm roasted Spanish nuts will also be served. Find unique small gifts at the Stocking Stuffer Station and, for the wine lovers, specially gift-wrapped Wine Packages with Holiday Recipes. Gift Certificates will be available for packages from The Inn at Europa Village and a 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker's Reserve will be available

Michelle Mears-Gerst is a writer in South Orange County you can reach her at @sunnynsocal or

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