Escondido Wine & Culinary Campus Celebrates 1st Anniversary


BelleMarie_CulinaryCampus-signThe Escondido Wine and Culinary Campus is having their First Anniversary Party on September 1 from 1-5pm!
The Campus is home to Belle Marie Winery, Chateau Dragoo and Hidden Valley Enoteca.

The festivities will include the first ever “You Be The Judge” salsa contest. Each chef will bring their favorite salsa preparation, which will be sampled and judged by the event’s attendees. All proceeds from the salsa tasting will be donated to the Escondido Humane Society.

This event is from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. and will include:
– “You be the Judge” Salsa Taste-off (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
– a culinary seminar on the “Art of Barbecue”
– “Sip and tour” wine tasting campus tours
– PLUS a Gourmet BBQ Food truck

All three tasting rooms will be open for wine tasting (including the summer White Wine Margaritas). “Meet and Greet” the winemakers and vineyard managers from the Hidden Valley Enoteca Tasting Room (located in the Chateau Dragoo “Castle”). The Hidden Valley Enoteca is a unique collection of seven of the finest local family-owned and operated boutique wineries.

Also, mark your calendars for these great events:
**September 14th,  2:00 p.m., at the Escondido Wine and Culinary Campus, San Diego County’s most prestigious vineyard, JD Vineyard will be offering a “Pre-Release” of it’s 2011 Screaming Chief Wines, including barrel samples of 2012 wines and  a educational seminar on how commercial wines are priced.  No charge to “First Responder” Case Club Members.  Non-Members $15

**October 5th , 6:00 p.m., the Escondido Wine and Culinary Campus will be hosting an exclusive “Winemaker’s Dinner” featuring a “Vertical Tasting” of Chateau Dragoo’s flagship wine “Cinq Diamante”.   Following a champagne and appetizer reception the vertical tasting of 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 will include wonderful food pairings.

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Belle Marie Winery