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September 20, 2010 (Alpine) – The inaugural Viejas Wine Fest, featuring samples from some of southern California’s premier wineries, will be held Saturday, September 25th in the Park at the Viejas Outlet Center in Alpine, east of San Diego.



The Viejas Wine Fest, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Alpine Foundation, runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on September 25, and also features the American Liver Foundation’s 2nd Annual Tri-Tip Throwdown. Proceeds from the events will benefit the children of San Diego County, the Alpine Veterans Wall of Honor and the American Liver Foundation.


Pre-purchased tickets cost $50 before September 25, or $60 at the door. For information on the Viejas Wine Fest and Tri-Tip Throwdown, visit or call (619) 659-2073.


Also on Saturday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Sage & Songbirds Fall Festival will be held at the Viejas Outlet Center Showcourt. The popular live Monarch butterfly release is scheduled for 2 p.m. For more information, visit


Located at 5005 Willows Road in Alpine, Viejas Outlet Center features 255,000 square feet of shopping space and is home to more than 50 brand name outlet shops. Viejas Outlet Center is set on 37 acres in the east San Diego County foothills, providing shoppers with a peaceful ambiance that draws upon the natural beauty of the surrounding environment, with meandering paths, natural water features, wildlife sculptures and rock formations. Viejas Outlet Center also features a variety of eateries, a new bowling center and a spectacular interactive water fountain. For more information on Viejas Outlet Center, visit or call 619-259-2070.


View a video on Channel 6 News previewing this event, with interviews of a vintner and chef at


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