Peltzer Family Cellars to host second Stomp Out Cancer Festival

Children will stomp grapes during the Stomp Out Cancer Festival at Peltzer Family Cellars Saturday, Sept. 28. Peltzer Family Cellars photo

Peltzer Family Cellars is kicking off the fall season with a party – and a fundraiser to benefit Charity for Charity – a wish fulfilling organization in Temecula.

The second annual Stomp Out Cancer Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, and coincides with the opening of the Peltzer Family Farm.

A $5 wristband is required for adults who intend on engaging in alcohol consumption and all of those proceeds will go to Charity for Charity.

“Charity for Charity has touched the lives of countless beneficiaries in their years of operation,” Moriah Wilson, marketing manager at Peltzer Family Cellars, said. “They offer help to every nominated beneficiary even if they are not selected for that year. They truly have a heart for people and do all that they can to support those in our community with life-threatening illness or traumatic injuries. They work directly with these families and adults in need. The bond they make with them is unbelievable.”

Charity for Charity founder Charity Prestifilippo said she was honored the Peltzers chose her organization as the beneficiary.

“I’m completely honored to have been selected by the Peltzers for one of their biggest fundraisers of the year,” she said. “We are really looking forward to an amazing event and are grateful for their generosity and support of Charity for Charity,”

The event will have something for everyone, there will be grape stomps, scavenger hunts, pig races, train rides, face painting, pony rides, miniature John Deere carts, gem panning, carnival games and more.

Live music by Kanan Road will be performed from 6:30-10 p.m., and food truck alley will be open all day.

This year’s food trucks will include Q’s Tacos Food Truck, WoodFire Pizza Wagon, Devil Dogs Gourmet Hot Dogs Temecula, Baja Dogs, Two for the Road, Unikorn, Cali Kettle Corn, The Sweet Apron, Kenny’s Farm Kitchen and Original Herbivore.

The Grape Stomp sessions for children will start after the 2 p.m. and the adults will begin after 4 p.m. Tickets to the stomp are $10 with the proceeds benefiting Charity for Charity. Signups begin at 2 and 4 p.m. and are first-come, first-serve.

According to Wilson, there will be prizes for both the children’s stomp and the adult stomp with a select number of winners in each category.

The pig races will start at 11 a.m. and start every two hours through 7 p.m. The free scavenger hunt will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and winners will be announced after the children’s stomp. Visit the scavenger hunt booth in front of the crush house to get a map.

The fun is designed to get people to come out to the winery and farm and engage in supporting a worthy nonprofit.

“We are who we are because of the amazing and continued support of our community,” Wilson said. “Teaming up with local charities for these large all property events is a way that we can give back to our community while being a part of something bigger than ourselves. We meet so many amazing people along the way and we are just grateful to take part in these organizations’ causes.

“Our hope is that our visitors will feel like our partners at this event and understand their important role in everything that we do at Peltzer. We are truly teaming up with each person that steps onto our property at Stomp and our other annual festivals to do something that will benefit incredible and deserving people,” Wilson said.

For more information on Charity of Charity, visit

Wristbands for the Stomp Out Cancer Festival are available at

Peltzer Family Cellars is located at 40275 Calle Contento in Temecula.

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