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May 23, 2017 (Ramona) -- Winery members of the Ramona Valley Vineyard Association (RVVA) will kick off the Ramona Valley Wine Country Summer of Wine with extended tasting days and/or unique experiences and tasting opportunities over the Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29, 2017.

As part of the summer kick-off, participating wineries will offer tastes of their wines at individual winery pricing. In addition, they have selected special unique offerings and tastings, such as, discounts to veterans and active military; donation of sales to Shelter to Soldiers; two-for-one tastings; barrel samples offered by the winemaker; educational talk on living with coyotes; art and wine class; Sangria contests; music—including a Civil War drum—and a variety of discounts.

For a schedule of days and hours that wineries are open for tasting during the Memorial Day Weekend as well as to discover what each participating winery is offering, go to:; or check with individual wineries.  You can view the full schedule at all participating wineries here:

Participating wineries are: Hatfield Creek Vineyards and Winery; La Finquita Winery and Vineyard; Lenora Winery; Mahogany Mountain Vineyard and Winery; Pamo Valley Winery; Poppaea; Principe di Tricase Winery; Ramona Ranch Vineyard and Winery; Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard and Winery; Vineyard Grant James Vineyard and Winery; Woof’n Rose Winery.

In addition, if you mention the Summer of Wine Kick Off when booking a limo tour with Wright Trammel Transportation (WTT), a fourth winery will be added at no additional charge ($30 value). For information, pricing, and reservations call 760-789-7252 or go to

Ramona Valley Vineyard Association (RVVA)

The Ramona Valley Vineyard Association (RVVA) was founded in 2001 and dedicated “to promote, protect and enhance the Ramona Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA), our wines, vintners and community.” Largely responsible for securing the Ramona Valley AVA in 2006, the RVVA continues to focus on community, education, sustainable operation of vineyards and wineries, and taking a leadership role within the San Diego County wine grape industry. There are more than 100 wineries, vineyards, and business associate members in the RVVA.

Media contact: Joyce Strand or 408-210-2422.

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