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The San Diego Wine Country Festival will be held on July 27th, 2013

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winecountry3More than 20 wineries from throughout San Diego County will be sharing their wares at the 2013 San Diego Wine Country Festival. The fair will be holding forth at that wonderful North County hidden treasure, the Bernardo Winery. There, on Saturday, July 27 from 1-4 pm, winemakers and their wine will be available in Rancho Bernardo.

Various booths will have information detailing our local area of wine production. Experts will discuss which grapes grow well here and what wines they produce.

For something to pair with your wine tasting, a multitude of food vendors will be on hand, including Cafe Merlot’s cheese platter booth. Also planned for the festival is the latin guitar stylings of local duo Chini and Camberos, a silent auction, free items from local establishments and booths set up to provide a learning experience about wine, courtesy of the San Diego Vintner’s Association.

For tickets, go to www.brownpapertickets.com. Purchased online, the cost is $25 per person. Purchasing tickets at the door goes for $30 per person. Either way, every ticket includes 12 wine tastings, a personal-sized fresh baguette, olive oil and vinegar for dipping and a San Diego Vintners Association event logo tasting glass.

winecountry2Wine tasting will be from 1-4pm, , while wine will be available to be bought by the bottle from 1-6 pm.winecountry1

Three Rancho Bernardo hotels, the Rancho Bernardo Inn, the Courtyard Marriot and the Hilton Garden Inn are providing free shuttle service to and from Bernardo Winery for their guests during the event. Parking is free and legal along the length of Paseo del Verano. Please be cautious, as there will be many people walking along this road to the winery.

The Bernardo Winery can be found at 13330 Paseo del Verano, San Diego, 92128, which is west of Pomerado Road in Rancho Bernardo. To speak to someone, call 858-487-1866. Visit the website at www.bernardowinery.com. For info on the San Diego Wine Country Festival and area wineries, go to www.sandiegowineries.org.

Here are the wineries participating in the festival:

1. Beach House Winery                                                             12. Old Coach Vineyards

2. Bernardo Winery                                                                   13. Orrin Vineyards & Winery

3. Blue-Merle Winery                                                                14. Ramona Ranch Winery

4. California Fruit Wines                                                        15. Rock Canyon Vineyards & Winery

5. Coyote Oaks Vineyards                                                       16. San Diego Cellars

6. Deer Park Winery & Auto Museum                                 17. San Pasqual Winery

7. Fifty Barrels Winery                                                            18. Shadow Mountain Vineyards & Winery

8. Highland Hills Winery                                                       19. Vinavanti Wines

9. La Serenissima Vineyards & Winery                               20. Witch Creek Winery

10. Lenora Winery                                                                   21. Woof’n Rose Winery

11. Milagro Farms Vineyards & Winery

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