After two solid weeks of celebrating one thing or another, it seems only right to celebrate the end of celebrating with food and wine and extracurriculars.
Here are some of the events coming up to start 2020 off right.
2020 SALSA Festival at Bel Vino
Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, by the end of the night Friday, Jan. 10, at Bel Vino Winery you will be dancing salsa, bachata, cha-cha and merengue thanks to SalsaFama.
Beginner instruction starts at 6 p.m. and the dance floor opens up at 7 p.m. for three hours of free dancing.
Bel Vino Winery is at 33515 Rancho California Road in Temecula. Call (951) 676-6414 or visit www.belvinowinery.com.
Yoga and Wine at Akash
Get up early Saturday and do yourself some good by joining Akash Winery and Vineyards for an hour of yoga followed by a glass of Akash wine.
The class starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, and they even have a wine club for this yoga thing.
Visit www.akashwinery.com to learn more.
Brrapp-Brrapp at Peltzer
Peltzer Family Cellars is hosting a supercross watch party from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, inside the Crush House. They are teaming up with Road 2 Recovery to raise funds for their amazing organization that aids AMA-licensed professional motocross, supercross and action sport athletes with financial assistance while recovery from debilitating injuries. They also provide emotional and motivational support to these athletes and their families.
There will be food by Devilicious Food Truck, Q’s Tacos Food Truck and The Woodfire Pizza Wagon, motorcycles on display and more.
Tickets are $10 per person and include a raffle ticket to win a signed pro jersey and dirt bike gear kit. Children under 10 years old are free.
MotoDoffo Super Tinto release party
The MotoDoffo Release Party will take place from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, and members can swing by for a glass and some delicious creations from Chef Gianni.
Dinner will include a house-rubbed pork loin, grilled on an open flame and thinly sliced served au jus with saffron rice pilaf with grilled onions and a chef’s selection of marinated charbroiled vegetables. Dessert is a hand scooped, housemade, Belgian chocolate gelato.
There will also be a special art gallery featuring this year’s featured label artist, Doug Breuninger.
Tickets are $35 per person or $25 for MotoDoffo club members and include dinner and a glass of 2017 Super Tinto.
MotoDoffo and Doffo Winery are at 36083 Summitville Street in Temecula.
Buy tickets here: http://shop.doffowines.com.
Last chance to skate at Peltzer
If you wait until Sunday, Jan. 12, you will almost miss the opportunity to ice skate in Temecula Wine Country, as Sunday is the last day Peltzer Family Cellars will be offering skating sessions.
The rink will be open from 1:30-9 p.m. Sunday – also Friday and Saturday – with sessions starting at 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Don’t worry; the ice rink bar will be open until 8:30 p.m.
If you purchase tickets in advance, you will pay $14 for general admission, $10 for children ages 3-11 and $2 for skate rentals. If you buy at the rink, the prices are $2 bucks more, but skates are included.
Peltzer Crush Club Members, military, first responder and teachers save $2 off the regular admission for the whole family.
Peltzer Family Cellars is at 40275 Calle Contento in Temecula. Get tickets at www.peltzerfamilycellars.orderport.net.
Wine tasting at Trattoria Toscana
This one, in fact, is not in Temecula Wine Country, but you will try Italian varietals with wine expert Petra Belliti at Trattoria Toscana in Temecula from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12.
The event is complimentary for wine club members, and you can join the club for $35 a year with the purchase of six bottles of wine within the year.
Trattoria Toscana is located at 26485 Ynez Road., Suite M and N, in Temecula.
Need more information? Visit www.trattoriatoscanaintemecula.com.
Get a job in wine country
Get even closer to your favorite beverage by working in wine country after you attend the Europa Village Career Fair from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15.
With Bolero Cellars at Europa Village close to opening, they need people to fill dozens of positions from front to back of the house.
For a full list of openings, visit www.europavillage.com/careers.
Dress professionally, bring an ID and don’t be late to Europa Village at 33475 La Serena Way in Temecula.
Romano’s wine tasting dinner
Toast to the New Year and enjoy four-courses of fresh takes on Romano’s Macaroni Grill favorites paired with world renowned wines for $45 per guest.
The event starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 41221 Margarita Road in Temecula. Make your reservations at www.macaronigrill.com/winetasting.
Laugh Your Glass Off at Lorimar
Lorimar Winery will be host to three comedians – Myles Weber, Matt Stanton and Ellen Sugarman – during the live comedy show for ages 21 and older from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16.
The show starts at 7 p.m., but the Pairings Food Truck will be there at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person general admission and $18 for wine club members. Buy at http://shop.lorimarwinery.com.
Lorimar Winery is located at 39990 Anza Road in Temecula.
Jeff Pack can be reached by email at email@example.com.