TOAST TO EAST COUNTY OCT. 22 HIGHLIGHTS LOCAL WINERIES, CRAFT BREWERS AND FOOD PRODUCERS

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Local wine industry trailblazers will also be honored

East County News Service

October 17, 2016 (Rancho San Diego) – Six new Trailblazers will be honored and dozens of local wine and food producers will be highlighted at 2nd annual Toast to East County.

The event, sponsored by the East County Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 at Cottonwood Golf Club on Willow Glen Road in the Rancho San Diego area of El Cajon.

East San Diego County has established a vibrant and growing wine industry. There are more than 100 wineries in San Diego County, with more than 40 east of Highway 15. Many of those local east county vintners will have their products highlighted at the Toast to East County event, along with local craft brewers, organic producer growers, honey and olive oil makers and local restaurants.

“It’s a great opportunity for people from all over the county to sample different wines, craft beers and locally-grown foods, all produced in the east county area of San Diego County,” said Eric Lund, CEO of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. Also included in the program will be the Maness Vineyards “Trail Blazer Awards” recognizing outstanding visionaries in the vintner industry.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.eastcountychamber.org or call (619) 440-6161.

For an interactive map and more information on San Diego County’s local wineries, click here: http://sandiegowineries.org/directory.