Give the Gift of Wine, Chocolate & Doing Good for the Holidays

TEMECULA, Calif. – (December 11, 2023) – The search for the perfect gift can drive some shoppers in circles. For that tough-to-shop-for-gift-getter, wine, gourmet food and chocolate could do the trick. Tickets for Pechanga Resort Casino’s annual Chocolate & Wine Festival are now on sale.

Tickets for the one-day event can make a great holiday present, especially when the special someone realizes they’ll be treated to a day filled with wine tasting with their choice of more than 100 varietals, sampling gourmet food made by award-wining chefs, savoring decadent chocolate bites by acclaimed pastry chef, Deden Putra, live music and a silent auction. Even better, the event benefits Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley.

Slated for Saturday, March 23, 2024, the Pechanga Chocolate & Wine Festival offers guests a gourmet afternoon to remember. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased at the Pechanga Box Office, by calling (888)-PECHANGA or online at

The event offers festival goers hundreds of wine varieties, sweet and savory chocolate confections, gourmet food samples, live music and a silent auction, all while helping out a good cause. Proceeds from the Saturday, March 23 Chocolate Decadence and Wine Festival benefit Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley, providing housing needs and home repairs to senior citizens and those no longer able to do such work themselves. Pechanga’s contributions to Habitat For Humanity Inland Valley during the past decade have enabled more than 225 home repairs, helping more than 450 deserving individuals receive quality shelter for them and their families.

VIP ticket holders receive early entry at 11:00 a.m. which includes an upgraded souvenir wine glass, fruit and cheese and passed hors d’oeuvres. VIP tickets are $175 and VIP designated driver tickets are $150. VIP pass holders enjoy their early entry as it allows them quality time to talk with winemakers, chefs. They can explore wineries and restaurants not otherwise known about. They also get the chance to speak with representatives of Habitat for Humanity about their community efforts.

General admission runs from 1:00 p.m. until 5 p.m. Tickets are $125 and designated driver tickets are $100. These include a souvenir wine glass, unlimited two ounce samples of wine and spirits, gourmet dessert and cuisine samples from Pechanga’s acclaimed pastry and restaurant chefs, live music and a silent auction.
Each of Pechanga’s restaurants will offer gourmet chocolates and food representing each restaurant’s specialty.

Participating wineries and other vendors will be outlined in the months ahead.