8th Annual Ventura County Wine Trail Celebration Returns to The Collection RiverPark Oxnard

The Ventura County Wine Trail brings the 8th annual Wine Trail Celebration to Ventura County, Thursday, July 9. The festival will be held at The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard for the third year – West Ventura County’s newest shopping, dining and entertainment destination. The festival will be located on Park View Court; an outdoor tree-lined street featuring beautiful artwork by Michael Amescua.

The festival will feature Ventura County’s local boutique wineries; each sharing their latest releases. For wine lovers, this event is truly unique – as local wine makers bring in grapes from every major growing region across California (from Napa Valley to Santa Barbara). This allows Ventura County Wine Trail tasters to experience the very best of California wine county – all without the road trip. This event will boast more than 30 different varietals and blends, and provide an opportunity to meet the wine makers behind them.

In addition to the lineup of wines, guests will taste the very best in local cuisine – fresh from the area’s hottest restaurants. Chefs prepare their signature dishes onsite for attendees to enjoy over the three hour celebration.

This year’s special musical guests are local favorites; Blue Latitude is classic rhythm and blues, soul, Motown and rock and roll band. This 12 piece band, featuring female and male lead vocals and a 5 piece horn line is perfect for the Ventura County Wine Trail celebration. The Blue Latitude’s flexible repertoire features favorites from the 1960’s through today’s hits.

Between delicious wines, mouthwatering fare and unforgettable music – the 8th annual Ventura County Wine Trail Celebration is a festival not to miss!
The festival begins at 5:30pm, July 9th, 2015. Early purchased tickets are only $40, General Admission tickets are $50.00, and VIP tickets are $75.00. The evening will also feature a charity auction with all proceeds donated to FOOD Share, a food bank that distributes millions of pounds of food each year to the hungry of Ventura County.
All tickets include food and wine tastings, a commemorative wine glass, entertainment and tax. The VIP ticket will include all of the above along with a private seating area, selected wines served by the glass, specialty foods and desserts. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.

Purchase tickets: www.VenturaCountyWineTrail.com or contact Lauren Belshe for more information at (805) 983-1560.

wine.trail.celebration.logoAbout the Ventura County Wine Trail:The Ventura County Wine Trail is your source for the wine culture destinations of the gateway to the Central Coast.
A benefit for visitors and locals alike, The Ventura County Wine Trail features artisan wineries, as well as the hottest entertainment destinations in Ventura County! Everything from unique wine tasting tours, outstanding restaurants, hotels, shopping, sailing and more can be found along the trail.
Each year the Ventura County Wine Trail releases a map of featured destinations. The map was designed as a full-service tool for tourists and local alike, highlighting some of the best the county has to offer. Using the map, it’s easy to plan an entire visit to the area, complete with a shuttle-led wine tasting trip, family entertainment, shopping destinations, hotel stay, and dining suggestions. The Ventura, Ojai and Oxnard Convention and Visitors’ Bureaus have also joined in on the project, offering visitors a more complete resource for information on activities to do in the area. Whether visiting the area or enjoying a ‘staycation’, the Ventura County Wine Trail is your guide to creating an amazing wine country destination get-away!

the.collectionAbout The Collection at RiverPark: The Collection at RiverPark is a 700,000 square foot, open-air specialty retail center located in the heart of West Ventura County. Inspired by the beauty of the California coast, The Collection reflects the unique atmosphere of the surrounding seaside communities. The Collection is built around a town grid of retail streets, each of which has its own personality-a carefully crafted assortment of established and contemporary designer shops, distinctive dining, and signature entertainment venues. Anchors include Target, Century RiverPark 16, REI, Whole Foods Market, H&M, 24-Hour SuperSport and The Container Store (late 2015). Restaurants include Yard House, Gen Korean BBQ, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Maria’s Italian Kitchen and more. Follow us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Vine at TheCollectionRP.

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