200 Winemakers pour 750 wines this Sunday

Family Winemakers of California, an association of small, family-owned California wineries, announced today that tickets for its 2nd Annual San Diego “Tasting 2010” are on sale. Scheduled for Sunday, March 14 at Exhibit Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, “Tasting 2010” will feature over 200 small, family-owned California wineries, pouring more than 750 wines, said Paul Kronenberg, the Family Winemakers of California president.

The San Diego ‘Tasting 2010’ is the region’s largest California wine tasting and is an excellent opportunity for wine buying trade and wine enthusiasts to taste and explore award-winning wines from some of California’s finest winemakers,” added Kronenberg. “With over 200 wineries at this tasting, I am positive that each and every wine enthusiast that walks through the door will find a new favorite.”

The event will be open to qualified members of the wine buying trade from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and will be open to both trade and general public from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Tickets for the general public are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. For those who would like to get a head start, a complete list of wineries is available on

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit For any questions regarding “Tasting 2010,” contact No one under 21, including infants, will be admitted to the tasting.


Family Winemakers of California was established in 1991 in response to a need for public policy legislation for the small wine producers of California. The Association has become a strong force in the wine industry, lobbying for wine producer rights, and has an active membership of over 600 California wineries. Family Winemakers draws its membership from all the wine producing areas of the state, with the largest concentration coming from Napa and Sonoma Counties.

Family Winemakers trade tastings, held in San Francisco since 1991 and in Southern California since 2000, are well known in the industry for the quantity and quality of the participating wineries. The tastings give members of the trade the opportunity to get to know wineries from all over the state, the well known and the unknown, the big and, especially, the small, all in one place at one time. Family Winemakers will follow the Del Mar event with its 11th annual trade only tasting in Pasadena on Tuesday, March 16. Family Winemakers – Taste California!

Article courtesy of Family Wine Makers of California

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