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Wine tasting event will feature area wines recently honored at national and international wine competitions

SAN DIEGO – April 30, 2015 – The San Diego County Vintners Association (SDCVA) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015 with an expanded annual wine festival and fundraiser. The SDCVA Wine & Food Festival will feature 21 San Diego County wineries, many of them national and international awards winners, along with educational winemaking and food demonstrations, silent auction and live music.

The festival will take place in the charming village-like courtyard of the historic Bernardo Winery in San Diego on Sunday, May 17 from 1-4 p.m. (wine sales continue until 5 p.m.). Tickets are $50 in advance and $65 at the door, and include unlimited wine tasting and a selection of gourmet foods. Designated driver tickets include food tasting and bottled water, and are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Funds raised will support the San Diego County wine industry by developing educational programs, promoting SDCVA member wineries and vineyards, and marketing San Diego’s wine region as a destination for wine enthusiasts.

“California winemaking began right here in San Diego County,” explains San Diego County Vintners Association President Linda McWilliams, owner of San Pasqual Winery in La Mesa. “With 115 wineries in our county now, San Diego is fast becoming a premier destination for wine lovers. This is the perfect opportunity for local residents to discover and support their local wineries and visitors to discover San Diego wines.”

About the San Diego County Vintners Association

The SDVA is a non-profit association dedicated to supporting the San Diego viticulture and winemaking community, educating local wine enthusiasts and embracing sustainable agricultural practices in the county. To learn more visit www.sandiegowineri.wpengine.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Media passes are also available.

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Contact: John Alongé

SDCVA Director of Marketing

619.607.0575

john@wineheretic.com