Hundreds of people and their pets turned out Sunday, Dec. 8, for Akash Winery and Vineyards’ Santa Paws event.

Animals large and small were dressed up in their holiday finest to snap a photo with the jolly old soul at the winery – in between sips.

Akash’s next event will be the Ugly Sweater Competition from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. The guest in the picture with the most likes will win a gift basket full of goodies.

Akash Winery and Vineyards is located at 39730 Calle Contento in Temecula. Visit www.akashwinery.com.

Jeff Pack can be reached by email at jpack@reedermedia.com.