For centuries, avid fans have queued up in Siena, Italy’s central piazza to witness the heart-pounding, barebacked horse race known as the Palio di Siena. This year, stateside fans of the race – or anyone who enjoys a
good time – can experience the excitement and pageantry of this famed event at Four Brix Winery’s 2nd Annual “Palio di Ventura” on Saturday, May 14 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
“Palio di Ventura” is an elegant evening of food, wine, and live music, amidst one of Ventura County’s most spectacular settings, Hummingbird Nest Ranch. In keeping with the Palio theme, the event will take place in the ranch’s stunning Grand Stables, where guests will dine at banquet tables arrayed along the corridors that once housed renowned Jumpers.
Traditional silk pageant flags and video footage of the famed race will incorporate the feel and excitement of the original event. Guests can also explore the luxurious grounds as they visit tasting stations throughout the venue to sample Four Brix wines alongside delectable eats such as wild mushroom and gorgonzola tart, braised short rib on potato pancakes, Tuscan stuffed chicken breast, and much more. Live music by Jamaican-born troubadour, Owen Plant, will keep the party rolling.
Tickets are $100 for Four Brix Winery’s “Brix Head” wine club members; $125 General Admission. Purchase online at FourBrixWinery.com.
About Four Brix Wines
One of 12 premium wineries along the Ventura County Wine Trail, Four Brix Winery in Thousand Oaks is just 30 minutes from Los Angeles and an ideal spot for locals to discover wines inspired by world-famous “cuvees,” or blends, from the Rhone Valley, Tuscany, Bordeaux and other renowned regions. The winery is co-owned and operated by three couples – the Stewarts, the Simonsgaards, and the Noonans, who were prompted by their mutual love of food, wine, and people to found Four Brix Winery with the goal of sharing their passion with others. The Four Brix Winery tasting room is located at the Wine Yard in Thousand Oaks, 1948 East Thousand Oaks Blvd.