Special offers for California Wine Month announced


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Summer vacation may be over for the kids, but adults can still play this September with special offers for California Wine Month.

For wine lovers, there’s no better time to indulge their passion than harvest time, when vintners from all over the state are lovingly guiding the process in hopes of creating the next great vintage. To help oenophiles in their quest, hotels, restaurants, events, wineries and tour companies from Temecula and Paso Robles to Napa and Sonoma are offering more than 75 great deals this month on hotel packages, tastings, winemaker dinners and tours.

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“California is the leading destination for wine and food travel in the U.S.,” said Caroline Beteta, president & CEO of the California Travel & Tourism Commission and chair of the U.S. Travel Association. “We produce 90 percent of American wine and 350 different crops, making us a playground for the culinary arts, which translates to a gourmet paradise for foodies yearning for a deeper connection with California’s great wine and fresh produce. California Wine Month is the ultimate time wine connoisseurs can enjoy the Golden State, and these special offers make it even more appealing.”

For information on deals for California Wine Month, check out www.visitcalifornia.com/winemonth.

The CTTC is a non-profit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs — in partnership with the state’s travel industry — that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination. According to the CTTC, travel and tourism expenditures total $97.6 billion annually in California, support jobs for 924,000 Californians and generate $5.8 billion in state and local tax revenues. For more information about the CTTC and for a free California Visitor’s Guide, go to www.VisitCalifornia.com.