Showcasing two Temecula Valley specialties, Grapeline Wine Tours recently announced the much-anticipated Foodie Wine Tour.
The event that will include wine tastings at four of the Valley’s prominent wineries: Robert Renzoni, Europe Village, Palumbo and Mount Palomar.
Participants will experience a behind-the-scenes vintner’s tour, wine samplings from the four Temecula wineries and a choice of six different catered lunches from Shorty’s Bistro at Mount Palomar Winery.
Grapeline has called upon the arts and culinary creativity of three of the Valley’s best chefs. Guests will experience the savory pairing of delectable culinary creations with locally crafted wines.
The culinary artists will include Chef Dean Thomas of Europa Village, Chef Leah Di Bernardo of Extraordinary Artisan Table and Chef David Paul Fuñe of Temecula Creek Inn.
“I enjoy serving as the concierge for wine country by raising the standards for exceptional experiences for all guest to Europa Village Winery,” Chef Dean said in a released statement.
Foodies and wine enthusiasts will enjoy Dean’s combo of quail egg, parsnip truffle puree, roast pork belly, and micro greens, which will be paired with a Vienza Sangiovese.
At Palumbo Winery, Slow Food proponent Chef Leah of E.A.T. will present a variety of tastes using the freshest local ingredients of the day.
At Robert Renzoni Winery, guests will sample the inspired culinary creations of Chef David Fune.
“(I embrace) a modern farm and plant-to-plate approach. My plan is to highlight the flourishing local farms amongst the resort’s elegant setting,” Fune said.
The tour is planned for Jan. 20, with shuttles departing at 11 a.m. from all local hotels, including Pechanga Resort & Casino, and returning around 5 p.m.
The all-inclusive price is $129 per person until Jan. 15, or $169 thereafter. Tickets are available online.
Tickets are available online at www.gogrape.com.