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Vintners: Wine tour

Kingsburg’s Ramos Torres Winery, at 1665 Simpson St., is among local vintners taking part in the annual Fresno County Wine Journey on Feb. 9 and Feb. 10.

KINGSBURG – Kingsburg’s Ramos Torres Winery is one of 14 area vintners and distillers taking part in the annual Fresno County Wine and Chocolate Lovers event this weekend.

The Fresno County Wine Journey takes place from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, and Sunday, Feb. 10. Wristbands are $10 online in advance and $15 at the door.

Participants will enjoy chocolate treats to pair with their wine tastings, as well as local food, live music and shopping. Admission includes tastings at 14 locations, including 12 wineries, a brewery and a distillery.

The participating locations include A Nonini Winery, Engelmann Cellars, Fresno State Winery, Kings River Winery, Lomac Winery, Maréchal Vineyards, Marian Farms, Moravia Wines, Ramos Torres Winery, Simonian Farms, Tioga Sequoia Brewing Co., Valley Oak Winery, Yribarren Family Vineyards and Ziveli Winery.

For wine lovers looking to add an extra hour of wine tasting to their weekend, Maréchal Vineyards and Yribarren Family Vineyards will open at 11 a.m.

Wine journey attendees may start at any participating location and are encouraged to bring their own wine glasses. Glasses will also be available for purchase at most winery locations.

For those wine lovers who are looking to not drive to each location, Golden Eagle Charter will be driving to five different tasting locations both Saturday and Sunday, allowing patrons to enjoy delicious wines, succulent chocolates, food, live music and fantastic vendors. Tickets for the Golden Eagle Charter busses are $40 per person, which includes a wristband, and may be purchased by calling Golden Eagle Charter at 275-2910.

Wristbands may be purchased online until noon Friday, Feb. 8 at www.fresnocountywinejourney.com. Maps and additional information can also be found on the Fresno County Wine Journey website or on Facebook or Instagram @Fcwine.

The Twin Rivers Vintners Association was formed in 2005 by winemakers from Fresno County to educate people about the great wineries and breweries of the area. The name comes from the rich agricultural region between the Kings and San Joaquin rivers. In 2018, the association name changed to the Vintners and Distillers of Fresno County to include the local spirits that are included along the Fresno County Wine Journey.

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