Southern California Wine + Food Shine (VIDEO)
San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival IN PERSON
In what feels like our first event coverage in 5000 years, we serve up a snapshot of the sizzling Southern California wine and food scene with Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani at the 17th annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival!!
Watch as we get a taste of Temecula with Wilson Creek Winery, begin to explore the best of Baja wines with Las Nubes Winery, and even stumble upon San Diego’s very first urban winery, San Pasqual Winery.
The festival isn’t just for fun, to date it’s raised over $450,000 for culinary, oenology, and hospitality scholarships and grants.
Temecula Valley Fun Facts
In 1968 the late Vincenzo Cilurzo and his wife Audrey planted Temecula’s first modern commercial vineyard
Temecula Valley received formal recognition as an American Viticultural Area in 1984
Temecula Valley is known as Southern California’s Wine Country due to it’s proximity from the millions of people who inhabit Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, the Temecula Valley sits in western Riverside County
Temecula Valley grows and produces over 50 different varietals of wine; from Cabernet Sauvignon to Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot to Mourvedre, Viognier to Chardonnay
Baja Wine Fun Facts
Chenin Blanc is the most widely planted white wine grape
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most planted red wine grape
The majority of Baja wine country runs from Valle de Guadalupe, about 20 miles northeast of Ensenada
Around 75% of all of Mexico’s wine comes from Baja
Videography by: Matthew Morey
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