In 1982 a group of Temecula wine lovers got together and formed a group, calling themselves “Women on Wine.” In 1986 they became a bit more inclusive and changed their name to the Temecula Valley Wine Society. The TVWS is a non-profit dedicated to the appreciation of wine through fellowship and is open to anyone age 21 and up.
If you’ve attended any of the Temecula Barrel Tasting weekends, you no doubt had your wine poured by a volunteer member of the society. They also organize events throughout the year, including wine tastings and special dinners and end the year with a Christmas party.
The group elected their new Board of Directors in December, comprised of seven voting members and the immediate past-president who is a non-voting member. This year’s board consists of President Terri Connolly, Vice President Robert Pratt, Secretary Ruth Lozano, Treasurer Nancy Hurtienne and members at large Scott Chappell, Keith Meyer and Mona Modica. Tom Doyle is the immediate past president.
The TVWS offers annual scholarships to Southern California students majoring in enology, entomology (vineyard related), viticulture & the business of wines. Annual dues are $35 and renewals are $30. If you’d like to learn more and join your fellow Temecula wine lovers, visit their website at www.tvwinesociety.org
From the left: President Terri Connolly, Vice President Robert Pratt, Secretary Ruth Lozano, Treasurer Nancy Hurtienne, Newly Elected to BOD’s Mona Modica, Newly Elected to BOD’s and Event Coordinator Scott Chappell, Newly Elected to BOD’s and crush Editor Keith Meyer