Supervisors create Temecula Valley Wine and Agriculture Heritage District

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors established the Temecula Valley Wine and Agriculture Heritage District. The supervisors voted 5-0, Tuesday, March 2, to conduct a public hearing on the creation of the district and to adopt a resolution declaring the results of a protest hearing and establishing the district. The protest hearing was a statutory requirement, but the support of the area vintners eliminated that potential obstacle to the district’s creation. The Temecula Valley Wine and Agriculture Heritage District will be a benefit assessment district, and the assessment of 1% on gross sales revenue from winery sales will be used to fund marketing, brand awareness, event programming, business improvements and special programs for the assessed wineries. Winery owners sought t
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