Come Drink in the View at the 29th Annual Ojai Wine Festival


By Raven West

Want to get away from the city grind and have a delightful weekend? Escape to peaceful Ojai and have some fun at the Ojai Wine Festival happening June 14th, 2015. Don’t miss out on all the fun at the largest wine festival in the Ojai and Ventura area. The Ojai Wine Festival overlooks beautiful Lake Casitas in the Ojai Valley, an idyllic venue to taste award winning wines & craft beers. Select from 60 wineries and 20 premium beers and microbrews. Discover why Sunset magazine voted Ojai as one of the top five towns in the West for food and wine.

Buy your tickets early and save! General Admission tickets, $50 till June 12th & $60 on event day. General Admission includes a keepsake crystal wine glass, entry into the festival and unlimited tastes of wine or beer. Additionally you can listen to two live bands, boogie on the dance floor, shop at food and craft vendors, bid on the silent auction or take a free boat ride on scenic Lake Casitas! Children under 13 years gain free entry into the General Admission area only with a paid adult. Groups of 20 or more receive a 10% discount. Call (805) 746-3161 for details.

VIP pre-sale tickets are $120 if purchased by June 12th, 2015 / $150 event day. Tickets are limited for the VIP Lounge so buy now! You must be 21 years old to enter the VIP Lounge.

The VIP Lounge is perfect for spirits, wine and beer connoisseurs and “foodies” alike. The large canopy tent is set back on the lakefront with an open view to take in the natural beauty of the lake where patrons can unwind and relax. VIP’s are greeted with a sparkling glass of Barefoot Bubbly. Once you arrive in the VIP Lounge, delight in a delectable selection of hors d’oeuvres served by Sakura Ojai Japanese, La Piu Bella Tavola Italian Catering and Whole Foods Market Oxnard. Pair your choice hors d’oeuvres with a wonderful selection of fine wines served by the glass featured by Ascension Cellars, Gainey Vineyard, Zaca Mesa Winery and Falcone Family Winery. If you prefer beer, try an ice-cold glass of Belgian style draft Stella Artois, Leffe or Hoegaarden served in specially designed souvenir beer glass that brings out the unique character of each beer. After all that food, wine or beer you can quench your thirst with Sparkling ICE waters, Hubert’s Organic Lemonade or Jarritos sodas. For the “pièce de résistance”, sample a first-rate selection of tequilas from Tequila Los Tres Toños and Tequila El TrueQue.

Don’t want to drink and drive? Take the free Ojai Wine Festival shuttle from Ojai sponsored by Roadrunner Shuttle service. Other shuttle rides are available for purchase at The Ojai Wine Festival is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Ojai-West Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization. All proceeds go to fund local community projects as well as internationally. Visit our website

Photos Credits: Angela May, Ojai Wine Festival


Raven West

Raven West

 Raven West is a free-lance writer and published author who has lived in Ventura County for more than twenty years. She has an extensive knowledge of local wineries from Thousand Oaks to Ojai and will be covering special events which take place at the tasting rooms throughout the year.

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