There’s a new drink headed to the Central Coast Pro Tennis Open.
Organizers are launching the Templeton Crush Sunday. This is the second year the tournament is unveiling a signature drink. The Templeton Crush will have an eight-day run from Sept. 23 to Sept. 30.
Owner and President of Templeton Tennis Ranch Ralph Goehring said he wanted local tennis fans to experience something similar to the US Open’s Honey Deuce and Wimbledon’s Pimm’s Cup. He said this drink represents the world-class wine region of the Central Coast.
“We’re in wine country so we felt let’s do it here, let’s do it right, let’s make our 60,000 tournament like a major grand slam tournament, and that’s what we wanted to do,” Goehring said.
Sommelier of 15C Wine Shop and Bar in downtown Templeton created the Templeton Crush. Its main ingredients are local chardonnay and fresh fruit.
Central Coast Pro Tennis Open is one of seven $60,000 Women’s USTA Pro Circuit events in the United States.
The tournament will host more than 70 top women athletes from about 20 countries. This is the only professional tennis tournament event in the county.