Indulgent Wine Country Experiences



For more information contact:
Crystal Magon
Director of Marketing
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
951-587-9463 Ext. 7204


TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA – September 4, 2008 -- Temecula’s Wine Country is booming, and it’s no wonder. A quick trip to the Temecula Valley Winegrowers’ Association’s web site
verifies that Temecula’s Wine Country wineries and estates are offering up all the quality wines and luxury accommodations as more well-known wine producing regions of the world, yet at a fraction of the cost. South Coast Winery Resort & Spa,
located at the corners of Rancho California and Anza Roads, in the heart of Temecula’s pristine wine country, makes no exception with 255 wine awards and medals earned in 2008 – including the Best Winery in the State of California distinction presented it at this year’s California State Fair Wine Competition. Add to great wine, its 76 luxury villas tucked away in the vineyards, a three-story 15,000 square foot spa and fitness center, plus the casually elegant tasting room and Vineyard Rose restaurant and visitors soon discover South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is “the place” for those seeking world-class wine, served up with world-class hospitality and in world-class style without having to pay out-of-this-world prices.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Owner, Jim Carter’s vision is simple: “to create the romance of a Wine Country experience with the blending of nature, fine wine, fine food, and elegant comforts -- presented to <its> guests with gracious hospitality.“ Plus, adds Carter, “With air travel challenges and sky rocketing gas prices being what they are today, getting here is so much easier and much more enjoyable.”

As the Harvest Season springs into full force and folks begin looking to create new memories that will last a lifetime, wine aficionados and novices alike will no doubt enjoy a Wine Country get-away to Temecula, California. Below is a quick at-a-glance listing of Harvest Season events that have been designed by South Coast Winery Resort & Spa to help make visitors’ Wine Country experiences complete:


Bridal Open House
Sunday, September 14th
10 AM to 4 PM

Experience the splendor of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa's full service Bridal Packages and Wedding Getaways. All perfectly designed for you. Let the magic of our vineyards transform your "wedding dreams" into unforgettable "wedding
memories." Join us for a tour of our beautiful resort in full wedding décor. Best of all, admission is FREE and there’s no RSVP requirement. Call for details: 951-587-9463 Ext. 7214.


Summer Goddess Sessions at the GrapeSeed Spa
September 26th
Friday Afternoon thru 9 PM

Just as its name suggests, South Coast Winery’s GrapeSeed Spa Summer Goddess Sessions are uniquely wonderful and absolutely laced with South Coast Style. This Part II Session includes an indulgent signature spa treatment plus an evening with internationally acclaimed author and meditation specialist, Caroline Reynolds, exploring How To Understand and Read Chakras:

· Discover the properties and meaning of your chakras
· Experience a meditation to open your 12 chakras
· Read your own energy centers to discover more about your true self
· We'll finish up our Goddess Session with a decadently, delightful picnic underthe stars.

Bring your girlfriends and plan to spend the day. This session includes a decadent spa treatment, pool, whirlpool, and sauna usage, all followed up with Chef Alex's specially prepared picnic and wine under the stars. Cost is just $190 -- all inclusive especially your very own take-home feather boa and flowers in your hair.

For details, call: 951-587-9463 X 7280 -- Ask about the Summer Goddess Session


Annual Wild Women of Wine Country
Luncheon and Fashion Show
Tuesday, October 7th, 11:30 AM

You're invited to join Maggie Carter for her Annual Women of Wine Country Luncheon & Fashion Show. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we couldn't think of a better time to show we care than with this very special, fun-filled day at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, featuring Chef Alex's celebratory harvest lunch, fabulous auction and some incredibly dynamic fashions. Cost is just $15 pp; and the proceeds for the event benefit Michelle's Place Breast Cancer Resource Center. Show your support & reserve your place today! Call today: 951-587-9463 Ext. 7210.

Please note all ticket sales are final; if you should find you cannot come, send a friend!


Grape Stomp Blessing of the Wines & Harvest Celebration
Sunday, October 19

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is known throughout Southern California for its warm and friendly hospitality and fun-filled events, but it’s particularly known for its fun-filled, family friendly harvest celebrations!!! This year our popular Grape Stomp & Harvest Celebration makes no exception. Join us Sunday, October 19th for an unforgettably good time. It's that time of year when we invite you, our friends and family, to celebrate the Harvest as they offer up an authentic Grape Stomp -- Blessing of the Wines -- and Harvest Celebration complete with friendship, fun and plenty of laughter. Join for:

· Grape Stomping Contests
· Pumpkin Decorating Contests for the Kiddies
· Face Painting
· Wine Blending
· Great Wine & BBQ'd Delicacies with all the fixings and fresh salads and desserts
· Dancing and entertainment throughout the entire day

Call: 951-587-9463 Ext. 7210 today to reserve your place – Make it authentic by reserving your own private villa for the night, tucked away in the vineyards.


Winemakers Dinner
Saturday, November 8th
6 PM to 9 PM

You're invited to join South Coast Winery for yet another intimate evening with its Executive Chef Alessandro Serni and Winemakers Jon McPherson and Javier Flores as they share the joys of South Coast’s passion for great wine and quality times; while indulging in some spectacular new wine releases and familiar favorites. Delight your senses with an amazing wine and food journey that includes a five-course menu. Reservations required. Cost is $125 per person/$115 club.

Call 951-587-9463 Ext. 7210 today.



South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is a 38-acre destination property located in the heart of Temecula’s Wine Country that provides quality times and produces award-winning wines. Its latest addition in Orange County is the popular wine country retreat, South Coast Winery Restaurant and Tasting Room. Located just north of South Coast Plaza at the corners of Bristol and MacArthur, it’s open seven days a week for lunch, dinner, Sunday Brunch and a fully-stocked wine tasting bar. For more information about this release, electronic photos or to schedule a private media tour of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, contact Crystal Magon at (951) 587-9463 Ext. 7204 or