2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. Under the theme of “The People, Passion and Perseverance,” the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association (TVWA) and Visit Temecula Valley (VTV) will roll out a series of events and programs, including an intimate wine dinner among the vines and the launch of a commemorative wine, to celebrate the important milestone for the region throughout the entire year.
“Temecula Valley wine country has a rich history dating all the way back to the 1800s when wine grapes were first planted in Temecula by the San Luis Rey padres,” said TVWA Executive Director Krista Chaich. “In the 50 years since the first commercial vineyard was planted here, the region has flourished despite some very real challenges. We are excited to share these remarkable stories about the passionate entrepreneurs and talented winemakers who have poured their hearts and souls into putting Temecula Valley on the global wine stage.”