From the desk of Sienna Spencer-Markles McCue Marketing Communications, LLC
Temecula Valley’s vintners invite wine lovers to get into the harvest spirit by voting in the region’s first ever Charity Scarecrow Contest, which kicks off November 3-4 at the 22nd Annual Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend.
Sponsored by the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association, the contest inspires local wineries to get creative with bales of hay for a chance to win the $500 cash prize for their chosen non-profit organization. Charities include the Susan G. Komen Foundation (IE), Michelle’s Place and Our Nicolas Foundation.
Harvest Celebration attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite scarecrow creation via the postcard provided in person or by email.
Votes can also be cast by visiting Facebook at Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association and searching “Scarecrow Contest 2012.” Voting will continue online through November. Voters will automatically be entered into a drawing to win four tickets to the World of Wine Event in March. Winner will be contacted by email by Dec. 15.
About Temecula Valley’s Harvest Celebration
WHAT: 22nd Annual Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend, a two-day event offering ticketed guests a chance to visit 35 Temecula Valley wineries on a self-guided tour celebrating the year’s grape harvest. Guests will enjoy wine and barrel samples, delicious food pairings, and live entertainment. This is the final passport event of 2012.
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Thirty-five wineries in Temecula Valley Wine Country. Just 60-90 minutes from Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County and Palm Springs. Exit I-15 at Rancho California Road and head east four miles.
TICKETS: Two-Day Ticket - $99
Sunday Only Ticket, Non-Resident - $79
Sunday Only, Local Residents - $69
Designated Driver (food only) - $59
Purchase tickets here or call 800-801-9463.