Temecula Valley Winegrowers to Provide Wine at IFBC!

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Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association sponsors International Food Blogger Conference with local California wines for both the Friday tasting reception and Saturday wine-pairing dinner.

Temecula Valley: Southern California’s Wine Country

Local to all major Southern California cities, Temecula Valley is an authentic and genuine wine country destination. Wine-lovers from Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Palm Springs, and the Inland Empire can enjoy a quick day trip or an easy weekend getaway to this bucolic setting. This burgeoning wine region boasts almost 35 family-owned wineries who are passionate about making wine and sharing their stories with newcomers and locals everyday of the year.

Temecula Valley wineries offer affordable wine tasting, beautiful gift shops, winery tours and an array of winery events and concerts, which are offered throughout the region, especially during the summer months and holidays. Check for the ongoing events calendar.

Along with an incredible variety of quality wines, visitors will also find that acclaimed chefs are flocking to wine country to offer their delicious, locally-sourced California cuisine at several amazing winery restaurants.

Recommended winery restaurants:

  • Callaway’s Meritage
  • South Coast’s The Vineyard Rose
  • Ponte’s Restaurant at Ponte 
  • Wilson Creek’s Creekside Grill
  • Thornton’s Cafe Champagne
  • Falkner’s Pinnacle
  • Baliy’s Carol’s Restaurant
  • Leoness’ Restaurant at Leoness

Staying in wine country is always a wonderful year-round option. Recommended accommodations:

  • South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
  • Temecula Creek Inn
  • The Inn at Ponte (opening April 2012)
  • The Inn at Europa

The winegrower’s association offers three main tasting events throughout the year. These passport and showcase events offer a fantastic opportunity to taste at member wineries for only one ticket price. All wine events are paired with great food, of course!

  • World of Wine, March 2012
  • CRUSH: 3rd Annual Wine & Culinary Showcase, Sept 2012
  • Harvest Celebration & Barrel Tasting Weekend, Nov 2012

Find us online at | | @temecula_wines

Winebow Wine and Food Pairing Dinner

Chef Randy Buck and MW Sheri Sauter Morano teamed up to create an evening of delicious food and wine pairings with wine from Winebow. You’ll feel like royalty when you taste the Juvé y Camps Reserva de la Familia Gran Reserva Brut Nature. The Cava often enjoyed by Spanish royalty, perfectly complements the Dariole of Lump Crabmeat Ravigote. Next you’ll be enveloped by the savory fruit flavors of Allegrini Palazzo della Torre paired with Tournedo of Beef Périgourdine with Black Truffles and Roasted Duck Foie Gras. Finish the meal with Valrhona White Chocolate Crème Brulee and Campbells Rutherglen Muscat. World renowned, Rutherglen Muscats are considered by many to be the world’s richest wine.

For more information about the wines email Megan Hardy:

Saturday Wine & Food Pairing Dinner

Dariole of Lump Crabmeat Ravigote
Cucumber Gelee
Watercress Caviar

Juvé y Camps Reserva de la Familia Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2007 - Catalonia DO Cava, Spain
Toasty brioche character with intense flavors of peaches and citrus fruits with a long crisp finish

Tournedo of Beef Perigoudine
Black Summer Truffles
Roasted Duck Foie Gras
Potato Galette
Charred Endive and Caramelized Stripped Beets

Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2007 - Veneto, Italy
Notes of cherries, earthy spices, blackberries and mocha

Assorted Artisan Breads
Butter Presentation of Creamy Butter, Chevre Butter, and Fresh Herb Butter

Valrhona White Chocolate Creme Brulee
Blood Orange Infused Courvoisier Coulis

Campbells Muscat NV - Rutherglen, Australia
Lusciously sweet flavors of oranges, raisins, caramel, toffee and a hind of vanilla

Welcome Winebow!


As a first time sponsor at the International Food Bloggers Conference, Winebow will be pairing wines from its highly acclaimed portfolio with the very special Saturday evening dinner!

Winebow is a major importer and distributor of a wide range of fine wines, spirits and sakes from the world’s most prominent growing regions, including Argentina, Austria, Chile, Italy, and Spain. The company’s premium Italian wine collection, under the Leonardo LoCascio Selections label, is widely recognized as the de facto seal of approval for Italian wine enthusiasts. Winebow is headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey with offices in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, Seattle and Wallingford, Connecticut.

For more information please visit

Follow Winebow on Twitter @WinebowWine

Welcome Jordan Vineyard and Winery!

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Jordan Vineyard & Winery returns to IFBC as wine sponsor for a second year! Nominated for two Wine Blog Awards in 2011, the family-owned estate produces a weekly video blog featuring the Jordans, their winemaker and chef named The Journey of Jordan. Since 1976, the Jordan family has been renowned for its elegant wines, culinary excellence and gracious hospitality. Jordan Vineyard & Winery lies tucked into the hills of Alexander Valley in Sonoma County, where the iconic Jordan chateau overlooks 1,400 acres of rolling hills and vineyards with three quarters of the land dedicated to natural habitat. Today, second-generation vintner John Jordan continues to build upon the legacy of his parents, preserving the timeless winemaking qualities of balance, finesse and food affinity. 

Learn more about Jordan's fantastic selection of wines here:
Follow them on Twitter @JordanWinery
Find them on Facebook!

Wines of Navarra to Make a Splash at IFBC NOLA!

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Wines of Navarra, a group of quality wine producers in Navarra, Spain, had entirely too much fun at the recent Wine Bloggers Conference in Virginia and decided it could not go back home without making a visit to the great cuisine capital of New Orleans.

At the Friday, August 26th, Meet & Greet Wine Hour the Wines of Navarra will pour a large selection of incredibly diverse and delicious wines in the hotel’s Royal rooms from 5:15 – 6:30PM. The wines will be paired with foods from a local NOLA restaurant.

Navarra, situated right next to Rioja in Spain, is an independent kingdom that has been making wine since before France was a country. Come taste the diversity of Navarra and see why the wines are just so perfect for pairing with every kind of cuisine.

To prepare for your taste of a kingdom of wines, visit us at

Twitter: @navarrawine

Facebook: winesofnavarra

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