The City of Escondido will host its annual Wine & Craft Beer Tasting at Cruisin’ Grand on Friday, May 19 from 5-9 p.m. on Maple Street Plaza in Downtown Escondido. The wine industry in Escondido has grown tremendously over the last several years, and this event is a great way to sample vintages from a variety of wineries in one festive, unique setting.
Featured wineries, all local to Escondido, include BK Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Lounge, Espinosa Vineyards, Forgotten Barrel, Highland Valley Vineyards, Hungry Hawk Vineyards, Keys Creek Winery, Stehleon Vineyards, Vesper Vineyards, plus SIP Wine and Beer, Jacked Up Brewery and Stone Brewing.
Proceeds from the event will benefit ArtHatch, an Escondido-based, arts-focused nonprofit offering a free teen program which gives studio space, exhibition space, professional art supplies, and workshops to over 40 North County teens aged 15-19.
The program was founded in 2010 and has helped hundreds of teens grow as artists as well as flourish into successful adults.
Enjoy live music, classic hot rods and unique shops and restaurants while sampling vintages from local wineries on beautiful Maple Street Plaza.
Go to www.escondido.org/cruisin-grand.aspx for more information and to purchase tickets.