The 7th Annual Ventura County Wine Trail Celebration

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hospital times; font-size: 16px;”>By Raven West

sick times; font-size: 16px;”>For the second year in a row, for sale the Ventura County Wine Trail Celebration was held at The Collection Riverpark shopping plaza in Oxnard.

Since its inception in 2007, the Ventura County Wine Trail Celebration had been previously held at Heritage Square in downtown Oxnard, but due to the enormous popularity and increasing number of local boutique wineries in Ventura County, the event moved to The Collection in 2013.

Four Brix Winery

Four Brix Winery

Alma Sol

Alma Sol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year, seventeen wineries served more than 30 different varietals and blends. The public also had the opportunity to meet the wine makers themselves from local wineries such as Herzog, Labyrinth, Panaro Brothers, Millesime Cellars, Rancho Ventavo Cellars and others who were on hand to pour tasting samples and talk about their wines.

AldaBella

AldaBella

Boccali Vineyards

Boccali Vineyards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eighteen chefs from local restaurants were also on hand preparing their signature dishes onsite for attendees to pair with the wine tasting experience. Entertainment was provided by Blue Latitude, a twelve piece band, featuring female and male lead vocals, and a five piece horn line.

Guests received a commemorative wine glass and a copy of the new 2014-2015 Ventura County Wine Trail Wine Tasting Guide. The Guide contains a list and a map of fifteen wineries, eleven restaurants, six hotels and nine attractions located from Westlake Village to Ojai. 

All of the evening’s proceeds were donated to the Ventura County FOOD SHARE, a food bank that houses and distributes millions of pounds of food each year to the hungry of Ventura County.

For more information about next year’s event, visit Ventura County Wine Trail Celebration, or contact Lauren Belshe at (805) 983-1560.

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Raven West

Raven West

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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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