Serenade in the Vineyards



March 30, 2009

For more information contact:
Crystal Magon
Director of Sales & Marketing
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
Ofc: 951-587-9463 Ext. 7204
Cell: 951-500-0028


Temecula, CA – Mozart he isn’t; but South Coast Winery's owner/viticulturist Jim Carter is considered one of today's finest, modern-day composers, of a different varietal!

With over 400 acres of award-winning vineyards, Jim Carter's love for growing the finest grapes in Southern California's Temecula Valley Wine Country has lead to the harmonious orchestration of one of the finest sonatas in the Southland. In fact, it took Carter just five years of production to earn the highly acclaimed Best Winery in the State of California award last year from the California State Fair Wine Competition. Add this to the harmonious accompaniments of 76 luxury villas tucked away in the Temecula vineyards, a 15,000 square foot spa at the center of this resort vineyard property and, of course, its Vineyard Rose restaurant's crowning achievement for being named "Best Restaurant in the Inland Empire" four years running, and the crescendo continues to build as Carter continues to receive even more highly acclaimed awards regularly.

"It all started with a vision and the love I have for the vineyards. I challenged our staff to create the romance of a Wine Country experience with the blending of nature, fine wine, fine food, and elegant comforts, and asked them to present these attributes to each guest with gracious hospitality. Our high customer service ratings on top travel sites prove we're on the right track," states Jim Carter.

"This year, we’re intent on picking up the tempo even more by combining our world class winery resort with several dynamic events featuring premier musical entertainment -- a Serenade in the Vineyards of sorts..." admits a modest Jim Carter.

The 5th Annual Blessing of the Vines & Spring Celebration, on April 19, will feature local Jazz Artists and one of South Coast Winery's favorite musician's Diego de Jesus Mondragon. This traditional celebration marks the beginning of a fruitful growing season; and Mondragon and his band "SAVIO" will perform original compositions from their newly released CD, "Corazon de Mondragon" (Heart of Mondragon). Like a fine blended wine, this band showcases a versatile style that infuses classical elements, jazz, Latin, gypsy and flamenco. Attendees will be whisked away by this rich mosaic performance of haunting melodies, moving rhythms, high energy and passion while enjoying fine wine and BBQ food among the vineyards.

The tempo heats up even more on August 8th when world renown percussionist, drummer, and singer Sheila E takes center stage with her band for a concert under the stars at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. Proceeds benefit Elevate Hope Foundation providing abused and abandoned children with alternative methods of therapies through music and arts.

The rhythm continues at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa when it hosts the Shriners Hospitals for Children's 3rd Annual Rhythm on the Vine concert on June 27, starring R&B great Jeffrey Osborne and saxophonists Kirk Whalum and Gerald Albright. According to Jon Dellaria, ROTV Producer, “It's a win-win for everyone. Adults enjoy a day away from it all, tucked among in the vineyards, and all proceeds from this show go to care for needy children at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Los Angeles.” Shriners Hospitals for Children has another outstanding concert scheduled at South Coast for September 12 – artist(s) to be announced.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is located at 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, California. They also have a wine-country themed restaurant and tasting room in the heart of Orange County California's popular South Coast Plaza district. Discover both at

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