6th Annual LAWineFest to Feature Live Music, A Dozen Food Trucks and 550+ Wines, Beers and Spirits to Sample

K&L Wine Merchants will offer LAWineFest wines for sale in its retail store on Vine St. in Hollywood; Hilton Universal City/Los Angeles to offer special $169 rate for LAWineFest guests

(May 5, 2011; LOS ANGELES, CA)—Wine loving Angelenos and visitors will soon have the opportunity to sample award-winning wines from 14 countries, alongside food truck nibbles and gourmet treats, at the 6th Annual LAWineFest on June 11 and 12 at Hollywood’s Historic Raleigh Studios.

This year’s LAWineFest will feature the Robert Mondavi Discover Wine Tour, an interactive experience educating guests about wine and entertaining, and is supported by many of the Golden State’s renowned wine organizations, including:  Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, Santa Barbara Vintners Association, and ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates & Producers).

Live entertainment both days by Suddyn, Cool Borscht Beat, and groovy spinning by DJ Henry Eshelman. 100.3 The Sound will also be making a live appearance. Food trucks, such as Crepe’n Around, Papas Tapas Truck, Slammin’ Sliders, and The Sweets Truck, will offer small plates starting at just $2 each.

Hilton Universal City / Los Angeles will offer LAWineFest guests a special room rate of $169 for the weekend of the event; to book accommodations at our special rate, please visit LAWineFest.com and click on the Hilton logo.

Designated driver tickets will be available for $20 per day; for information on safe transportation options for those without a designated driver, please visit our website.

6th Annual LAWineFest, benefitting Make-A-Wish, Los Angeles and Hollywood-Wilshire YMCA
Saturday, June 11, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.; trade & media only, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 12, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038
May Pricing:  $55 per day; $99 couples of weekend pass through Memorial Day, May 30
Regular Price:  $75 per day; $139 couples or weekend pass.
Purchase tickets at www.LAWineFest.com.
Special Programs: Special classes on wine and cheese pairing, international wines, and bourbon, scotch and sake appreciation will be offered both days; tickets available separately at LAWineFest.com or by calling (818) 429-6770.

Parking: Street parking (metered on Saturday) and paid parking available at Paramount Studios lots on Bronson and Van Ness. Metro accessible via Red Line; exit Vermont/Santa Monica and walk two blocks south, three blocks west.

About LAWineFest
LAWineFest was founded in 2005 by renowned wine educator, columnist and Sommelier for the Escoffier Association of Southern California, Dr. Joel M. Fisher. LAWineFest is the largest wine tasting event in Los Angeles, with the dual mission of bringing wine education and enjoyment to Angelenos and supporting local charitable organizations. For further information, please contact Director of Marketing, Michelle McCue at michelle@lawinefest.com or (213) 985-1011.

About Robert Mondavi Discover Wine Tour
Let us bring the wine country experience to you, with the fifth annual Robert Mondavi Discover Wine Tour 2011. Featuring wines from the Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, Robert Mondavi Private Selection, and Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley portfolios, the tour provides an interactive experience educating guests about wine and food.

About Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since its founding in 1983, they have brightened the lives of more than 7,200 children.

LAWineFest 2011 Sponsors – The 6th Annual LAWineFest is sponsored by the following organizations:
Wine Retail:  K&L Wine Merchants, Hollywood
Hotel: Hilton, Universal City / Los Angeles
Food & Beverage: Icelandic Glacial H20; Cambozola Cheese; Somerdale Classic English Cheese; West Central Produce, Inc.
Media: Los Angeles Magazine; 100.3 FM The Sound