Big Truth to headline at Maurice Car’rie Winery’s upcoming ‘Let’s Dance’ event

Lisa Jane Long, lead vocalist for Big Truth performs at a gig. The band will perform at Maurice Car’rie Winery June 24 along with the School of Rock House Band. Courtesy photo
Lisa Jane Long, lead vocalist for Big Truth performs at a gig. The band will perform at Maurice Car’rie Winery June 24 along with the School of Rock House Band. Courtesy photo

Gloria Magallanes

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Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning where to spend those warm days. Maurice Car’rie Winery, with its spacious grounds and location is a top choice for those who enjoy spending time outdoors with a glass of wine on hand and some entertainment.

In fact, June 24, Maurice Car’rie Winery will host two bands; Big Truth and School of Rock at their venue in their popular “Live Music, Let’s Dance” series. Big Truth is a high-energy dance and party band made up of experienced artists who have dedicated their life to music. Big Truth promises to turn any party into an event filled with their energy and sound. Big Truth likes to perform Top 40 classic covers and put on a good show for their audience no matter how big or how small.

School of Rock will also be performing at the live music event. Visitors will get the chance to witness SOR students perform hits by famous artists and show off their musical skills. This event is going to be one to remember, filled with advanced performances and good times. These Live Music events are perfect for the entire family and are a great way to spend the evening relaxing on those long summer afternoons. Every other Saturday the winery hosts live music with different local artists from 6-9 p.m. and welcomes visitors of all ages to come enjoy fun filled evenings at Maurice Car’rie Winery.

The winery also offers amazing wine tasting opportunities for everyone to enjoy. The tasting room is open every day of the week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are invited to stop by and enjoy the handcrafted wines made by new winemaker Renato Sais who can be found on-site most weekdays. Maurice Car’rie Winery has a variety of award winning wines to choose from including Champagne, white, blush, red and dessert wines. Their wines have competed and won gold bronze and silver in numerous competitions including the International Wine Competition and San Diego Wine Competition. Uniquely, Maurice Car’rie Winery has wines named after the owners Bud and Maurice Van Roekels’ grandchildren.

Visitors can also learn about the winemaking process and are invited to bring their own food and enjoy a picnic outdoors. The picnic area at the winery is located on the front lawn of the winery and has big trees that shade the tables below. Additionally, a wrap-around veranda can also be found nearby which visitors are welcome to use as well. Another thing that visitors can enjoy is their famous Sourdough Bread which is filled with Brie and is considered a favorite. Visitors can purchase the famous bread and pair it with some local wine to complete the picnic experience.

Aside from wine tasting, Maurice Car’rie Winery also hosts a Craft Fair on the winery’s picnic grounds every weekend, Friday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There visitors can purchase handmade accessories, enjoy the day browsing the work of different craft vendors or enjoy a nice lunch with a bottle of wine. Ceramics, paintings, jewelry, handbags and sunglasses are just a few things that can be found at the winery’s Craft Fair. The winery is also open to admitting new vendors into its Craft Fair. Those interested can submit an application on their website in order to participate in their great fair.

Located at the heart of the Temecula Wine Valley, Maurice Car’rie Winery sits on 91 acres of land surrounded by beautiful views of rolling hills and vineyards. Maurice Car’rie Winery was the first winery established in the Temecula Wine region in 1968. Since then it has continued to grow and establish itself as a respected and exemplar winery. Maurice Car’rie Winery is currently run by the Van Roekels’ whose, “hard-working, pioneering spirit continue to inspire the staff who believe that dedication, love and passion, both at work and play, are the key ingredients to a good life.”

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Maurice Car’rie Winery is located at 34225 Rancho California Road in Temecula and can be reached by calling (951) 676-1711.

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