AUTUMN AND "H": If you look at any wine country destination from August to December, you're bound to find a bevy of events that rock "H" as the first letter in the title. Earlier in late summer and early fall those events are going to be built around harvest, that time of crush and prep that brings an especially busy vibe to the already busy wineries. And come November? Those "H" events will move from harvest-themed to holiday happenings. That moment truly arrives around the start of the month, as harvest doings are winding down and Christmas and Thanksgiving parties are revving up, but lovers of the fall tradition still have a chance to harvest-it-up in 2016 at a special Temecula to-do. It's Temecula's 2016 Harvest Celebration, and the Sunday, Nov. 6 soiree is built around hopping aboard a Grapeline Wine Tour for a flavorful around-the-valley visit to an octet of wineries.
THOSE WINERIES INCLUDE... Bel Vino Winery, Danza Del Sol Winery, Palumbo Family Vineyards, and Robert Renzoni Vineyards. The "all-day deluxe transportation" is part of the deal, a deal that includes "(b)arrel samples, new releases, and popular favorites" will rule the day, and, more importantly, the glasses and plates, at the $149-per-person event. As for where your tour will collect you? Pick-up spots include "area hotels and Old Town Temecula," so best look into where you'll bed down for the night. And start preparing for that switch from the "harvest" H-type events in wine country to those arriving with a dose of fa, la, la (the "holiday" H-style events, natch).