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By Alex Groves
Associate Editor 

Celebrate 50 years of Temecula Valley Wine Country with these fun activities


Last updated 6/7/2018 at 10:10am


Visitors to Temecula Valley Wine Country who are celebrating their 50th birthday or wedding anniversary will be able to pick up a special souvenir glass at Thornton Winery.

In 1968 Vicenzo Cilurzo and his wife Audrey planted grape vines in the Temecula Valley, sparking the first phase of what would become Southern California's wine country.

Today the Temecula Valley has become a renowned tourist destination for Southern Californians with its myriad wineries serving up everything from Italian-inspired reds to sweet whites. Many of those wineries take home awards in state and national competitions.

The Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association and several wineries are doing some special things to celebrate Wine Country's 50th anniversary, from social media campa...

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