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Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 7:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Temecula Tradition: South Coast's Blessing of the Vines

Temecula Tradition: South Coast's Blessing of the Vines

Lift a glass of something sparkling to a sweet springtime favorite. Read »

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Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Weekend and Wine: Temecula Harvest Celebration

Weekend and Wine: Temecula Harvest Celebration

Over 30 area wineries toast another sippable season. Read »

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Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Julian's Grape Stomp Festa

Julian's Grape Stomp Festa

Make for Menghini Winery (then unlace those shoes). Read »

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Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Temecula's Harvest Celebration

Temecula's Harvest Celebration

Tickets are now on sale for the early November weekend. Read »

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Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine and Rhinos

Wine and Rhinos

Safari West has partnered with the Francis Ford Coppola Winery for a wild night out. Read »

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Friday, Aug 26, 2011 at 9:28 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Orfila Winery Grape Stomp

Orfila Winery Grape Stomp

Harvest time is upon us, and the shoes are coming off. Read »

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Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Taking Dad Wine Tasting

Taking Dad Wine Tasting

Does your pop know his pinots? There'll be Father's Day to-dos around Temecula. Read »

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 6:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Order and New Wines

New Order and New Wines

A tribute band'll rock "Blue Monday" while you sip Keyways bevs. Read »

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Friday, Feb 4, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cupid's Walk in the Vineyards

Cupid's Walk in the Vineyards

Get a glass of vino and head out among the Keyways vines. Read »

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Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bouquets (Flowers) and Bouquets (Wine)

Bouquets (Flowers) and Bouquets (Wine)

South Coast Winery hosts a Bridal Open House. Read »

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Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

Attractions, eateries and secret spots that we won't tell the tourists about.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals -- yes, there are reasons to drive north.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LOAD THE CAR SEAT

When you have to/want to take the kids along.

Authors
Alysia Gray Painter Alysia Gray Painter has served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.
Becky Stickney Becky Stickney is an editor for NBCSanDiego.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 12 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.