VINE SPIRITS: HOLIDAY WINE TRAIL CONTINUES DEC. 12-13

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East County News Service

December 9, 2015 (Ramona)--The Ramona Valley Vineyard invites you to take a break from the holiday hustle and give yourself and and your friends a unique holiday wine experience.  You can join  Join 15 RVVA member wineries on December 12th & 13th for the second weekend of wine, fun and holiday spirits along the Holiday Wine Trail.

Your “Get Your Merry On” Holiday Wine Trail Passport is your ticket to great deals and festive fun over all four days of the wine trail.  Each participating winery is offering different holiday wine trail specials including heavily discounted tastings and pairings, bottle and merchandise discounts, unique holiday gift items featuring local artisans.

The Passport is  $15/person* when purchased online at  www.ramonavalleyvineyards.com/holidaywinetrail ($20/person at the door) and entitles the bearer to our special “Get Your Merry On” RVVA logo glass to enjoy your tastings in, as well as exclusive holiday wine trail special pricing and offers at all 15 participating wineries.

(*Please note: ALL wine purchases and transactions will be done at each participating winery; the passport does NOT include wine tastings or wine purchases.)

Pick up your Passport & Wine Glass at Ramona Family Naturals

between 10am and 4pm any day of the wine trail

Ramona Family Naturals

642 Main Street; Ramona, CA 92065

“Get Your Merry On” Holiday Wine Trail Participating Wineries

Eagles Nest Winery: $5 tasting of 3 wines & 1 food pairing; purchase 1 bottle, get a 2nd bottle for 50% off; 20% off unique gifts; olive oil & vinegar tastings with artisan breads; holiday mulled wine; hot cocoa, cookies & popcorn available

Hacienda de las Rosas Winery: $5 tasting of 3 wines & 1 food pairing

Hatfield Creek: $5 tasting of 3 wines & 1 small bite food pairing; 10% off bottle purchases; holiday gift items for sale; free shipping on 3-bottle minimum purchase to same address

Hellanback Ranch Vineyards & Winery: $5 tasting of 3 wines & 1 small bite food pairing; 10% discount on select bottles

Highland Hills Winery: $5 tasting of 3 wines & 1 food pairing (note: closed Sunday December 6th)

La Finquita Winery & Vineyard: $5 tasting of 3 wines & 1 food pairing; 15% off bottle purchases & personalized etching orders; holiday “corkaments” and unique gift sets; local artisans with unique holiday gifts; local artists including painters Johnathan Martinez and Pam Wilder; complementary olive oil & vinegar tasting on Saturday, December 5th from 1-5pm

Lenora Winery: $5 tasting of 3 wines (select from 6 options); cheese & bread available for purchase

Mahogany Mountain: $5 tasting of 3 wines and 1 food pairing (choose from Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, or Sauvignon Blanc and pair with a Drunken Meatball or Chocoholic brownie bite – additional bites available for $1 each); 10% discount on bottle purchases; 15% off purchase of 6 or more bottles

Milagros Farm Vineyards & Winery: Each visitor receives 3 wine tastes for $3 (a 50% discount); free Christmas ornament; 50% off most retail items; case wine sale – mix & match two varietals of sale wine – case price of $150 non-wine club member, $120 wine club member; 10% off any non-sale wine purchases)

Pamo Valley Winery: $5 tasting of 3 wines & 1 food pairing

Poppaea Vineyard & Winery: $1 tasting per 1oz pour of 5 wines currently available; Christmas gifts available for purchase; visitors who have finished their tasting may challenge the winemaker to win at Zombie dice for a complimentary tasting

Principe di Tricase: $5 tasting of 3 wines (including their dessert wine) & 1 food pairing; gift items at reduced prices

Ramona Ranch Winery: $5 tasting of 3 wines & 1 food pairing by local celebrity chef; gift baskets and cowboy Christmas crafts; live Christmas Carols on Saturday, December 12th

Turtle Rock Ridge:  First 20 passport holders each day receive $5 tasting of 3 wines & 1 food pairing; 10% off all wine bottle purchases

Vineyard Grant James:  There will be music, hot spiced wine, delicious food pairings, discounted wine and local artists with unique holiday gifts.