October 18, 2018
Last week we chatted with Rick and Jennifer Buffington of Cougar Vineyards & Winery.
We know, some of you might be wondering how Cougar Vineyards & Winery came to be Cougar Vineyards & Winery, and you might think it’s a brilliant marketing naming ploy — but you would be wrong.
“We were living in Bellevue, Washington at the time on Cougar Mountain,” Jennifer said. “People have many ideas where the name comes from — it’s a horse, it’s a car, it’s an older woman,” Jennifer said. “Hey, whatever, it gets them in the door.”
October 17, 2018
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visit Temecula Valley held a City of Temecula City Council Forum, created to “enlighten residents of the issues, ideas and opinions of the candidates” in attendance. In all, six of the seven registered candidates attended the forum, including District 1 candidate and current City of Temecula Mayor, Matt Rahn. However, fellow District 1 candidate Mayra Garcia did not attend. Representing District 3 were candidates former council member Michael McCracken, current council member Maryann Edwards, and Adam Rideau. Candidates Zak Schwank and Martha Howard represented District 5. The panel was moderated by Brian Connors, Marketing Director of Southwest Healthcare System Chairman of the board of Director for the Temecula Chamber of Commerce.
October 15, 2018
Jeff Pack sat down with Marcelo Doffo of Doffo Winery for a conversation about his career in Temecula Wine Country.
It was in 1997 that Doffo purchased the land where Doffo Winery now sits. He planted his first vines of cabernet sauvignon and syrah with a small percentage of petit verdot and cabernet franc by hand.
"Farming is where I have my experience," Doffo said. "So, I wanted to have a piece of land to play with because I love tractors and motorcycles and we farm kind of different from the rest."
October 11, 2018
Julie Reeder talked with Omega Brain Health and Nutrition Center's Dr. Terry Rondberg who practices holistic healing and utilizes a wide array of unique services. He performs acupuncture, ayurveda, massage, mind-body medicine and energy medicine to restore health and balance to his patients. This approach perfectly blends the benefits from eastern medicine, chiropractic, modern psychology and neuroscience. It was a very interesting discussion and we thought you should hear it!
October 5, 2018
Last week we sat down with Carrie Peltzer and Danae Wegner of Peltzer Family Cellars and Peltzer Farms to discuss what is going to be another very busy month out in wine country. Balancing a working farm, pumpkin patch and a winery during the month of October can be challenging, but it looks like they've got it under control.
October 2, 2018
Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce's Lila MacDonald stopped by the Village News to chat with Julie Reeder about everything Fallbrook!
September 26, 2018
Village and Valley News publisher and owner of Reeder Media, Julie Reeder, sat down last week for lunch at 127 West Social House in Fallbrook with Sen. Joel Anderson. Sen. Anderson is up against term limits in the Senate and is now a Republican candidate for the District 4 seat of the California State Board of Equalization.
September 21, 2018
The Santa Margarita River transfer of ownership party on Sept. 12 celebrated the approximately 18 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding trails that will be forever protected from development thanks to a nearly $10 million use of funding from Proposition 68 by The Wildlands Conservancy.
This podcast consists of interviews with founding Fallbrook Trails Council members, the regional director of the South Coast region for The Wildlands Conservancy and the recording of the speeches given during the celebration.
September 20, 2018
Gil Gagnon of Gagnon Cellars is a former Disney executive who, along with his wife, Rae (also a Hollywood industry pro), moved their family to the Temecula Wine Country to chase a dream of establishing a wine brand. In addition to wines they produce from the vines behind their home, they also produce wine at Temecula Valley Winery Management with grapes they purchase from the vaunted Alexander Valley in Napa.