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Wine Adventure Weekend

Passport-style Event Offers Tours, Hors D’oeuvres, Entertainment, Tastings From More Than 30 Wineries

LAKE COUNTY, CA – The eighth-annual Lake County Wine Adventure, a two-day passport event, will be held July 28 – 29, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Lake County Wine Adventure is hosted by the Lake County Winery Association.

Adventurous wine enthusiasts will have an opportunity to discover the “high elevation” wine region of California’s Lake County and sample many award-winning wines.

Throughout the weekend, wine adventurers will taste wines from five of Lake County’s distinct viticulture areas (AVAs) as they visit participating wineries.

Adventure tickets can be purchased in advance online or at select participating wineries for $35 each or on the day of the event for $45 each. Each ticket is good for two days of activities including tours, music, and art exhibits and entitles the holder to wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres at each winery, a logo wine glass, wristband, and a four bottle wine bag. Event-goers will be entered into a raffle drawing when they leave their completed wine adventure tickets with the last winery they visit. Raffle prizes include a dozen choice Lake County vacation and entertainment packages and a special grand prize featuring a stellar cellar collection of Lake County wines.

Event organizers promote responsible hospitality and encourage all participants to designate a driver. Designated drivers are invited to enjoy non-alcoholic drinks, food, and entertainment free of charge at each site compliments of the Lake County Winery Association.

For more information, call (707) 355-2762, or visit www.lakecountywineries.org

Lake County is part of the North Coast AVA, which also encompasses Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Counties. Within Lake County, five other AVAs exist – Clear Lake AVA, Benmore Valley AVA, Guenoc AVA, Red Hills AVA, and High Valley AVA.

One of California’s hottest new wine destinations, Lake County is just two hours by car from the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento Valley, and Pacific Coast. Lake County is home to Clear Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in California and one of the oldest lakes on the continent, and Mount Konocti, an ancient volcano that recently opened to offer one of the newest day hikes in the state. Visit Lake County to enjoy the state’s cleanest air, spectacular scenic beauty, and unsurpassed recreation — hiking, biking, wine tasting, paddling, fishing, birding, golfing, off-road adventures, and even rockhounding.

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