By Jeff Pack

Summer in Temecula Valley gets started with Balloon & Wine festival


Last updated 6/7/2019 at 12:16am

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Eager Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival goers gather around the hot air balloons for the evening balloon glow, Saturday, June 1.

More than 23,000 people made the trip out to Lake Skinner Recreation Area in Winchester to kick off summer at the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival, Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2.

While wine lovers meandered through the trees surrounding the tasting area sampling wines from local and regional wineries, just across the way, beer lovers were enjoying craft brewery offerings from the likes of Inland Wharf Brewing Co., Craft Brewing Company and Wiens Brewing.

"It's been good for us," Kirk Mederos of Craft Brewing said on Sunday afternoon. "Especially for all of us, the local...

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