Sample Wine, Savor Gourmet Food & Chocolate for a Great Cause

Red Wine Pour into Glass_smTEMECULA, Calif. – (October 27, 2015) – Hundreds of wine varieties, sweet and savory chocolate confections, gourmet food samples from acclaimed Pechanga Resort & Casino restaurants, live music, a silent auction and helping out a good cause are all on the agenda for February 26 and 27 at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Tickets for the 8th annual Chocolate Decadence and Pechanga Wine Festival go on sale Friday, October 30 at 3:00p.m. For tickets or more information, visit the Pechanga Box Office, call (877) 711-2946 or visit Proceeds from both events benefit Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley.

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Chocolate Truffle Pops

Chocolate Decadence on Friday, February 26 features more than 30 wine varietals that have been shown to masterfully partner with chocolate and other sweet desserts. The event runs from 7:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. and is $55 per person. Tickets include a souvenir wine glass, unlimited two ounce samples of wine and spirits, chocolate and confection tasting, live music and silent auction. VIP tickets are $75 and include early entry at 5:30p.m., upgraded souvenir wine glass, fruit and cheese plates, passed hors d’oeurves, as well as all inclusions of general admission tickets.

Wine Cheers w-glasses_smWine enthusiasts can sip and explore new selections at the 8th annual Pechanga Wine Festival from 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. on Saturday, February 27. Tickets for this unforgettable event are $65 and include a souvenir wine glass, unlimited two ounce samples of wine and spirits, gourmet food and dessert samples from Pechanga’s acclaimed chefs, as well as others in the Temecula Valley, live music and silent auction. VIP tickets are $85 and include early entry at 12:00p.m., upgraded souvenir wine glass, as well as all inclusions of the general admission tickets. 

Combo tickets for entry into both events are available for $100. Combo VIP tickets are $140. Both combo packages offer a $20 value. Designated driver tickets are $30 for Chocolate Decadence and $40 for the Wine Festival. Both let attendees taste all the delectable desserts, food and take in live music, entertainment and extensive silent auction. Guests must be 21 or older to attend either event.

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Jade Chocolate Bites

Festival goers on Friday night will experience more than 21,000 square feet of space inside the resort’s Grand Ballroom filled with tables and booths to sample sweet and savory chocolate creations, enjoy tasting local and international fine wines, hand-crafted chocolate desserts and other confections by the acclaimed Pechanga pastry chefs. Attendees can enjoy live music by pianist Sebastian Sidi. Some of last year’s wineries included Chalk Hill, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Earthquake, Europa Village, Foley Family Wines, Miramonte, Sequoia Grove, South Coast, Wilson Creek and more.

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Sea Bass Antichuchos

Attendees on Saturday will get to partake in wine varietals from the Temecula Valley, Central California, Napa/Sonoma, the Pacific Northwest, as well as international winemaking regions. Pechanga Resort & Casino’s chefs prepare delectable samples for guests to savor with their favorite wines. Some of last year’s Pechanga Wine Fest booths included 7 Deadly Zins, Banfi, Casa Tiene, Chateau St. Jean, David Bruce, Decoy, Duckhorn, Faulkner, Ferrari-Carano, Kita, Maddalena Vineyard, Oak Mountain, Roth and more.

Friday and Saturday events also feature a silent auction with prizes including getaway stays, golf outings, sports memorabilia, fine wines and much more. Proceeds from Chocolate Decadence and the Pechanga Wine Festival support Habitat For Humanity Inland Valley’s “Brush with Kindness” program that provides much needed home repairs to senior citizens and those no longer able to do such work themselves.

About Habitat For Humanity
Through the work of Habitat for Humanity, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem ― decent housing for all. Today, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 500,000 houses, sheltering more than 2 million people worldwide. More information may be found at