It’s that time of year again peeps, Halloween decorations are up and holiday shopping has begun. I’m here to tell you the best way to shop – while drinking! It begins with a beautiful venue, about a dozen pages of wines to sample that all can later be ordered at discounted prices. And, to make sure you know exactly what I’m referring to, I sat my Wine Guru Guy Lelarge down to fill in the details:
“Each year, Valencia Wine Company brings you the world of wine in one day. This year the event is held on Sunday, November the 6th from 1-5 p.m.,” began Guy.
“Weather will never be an issue as I have my suppliers pouring inside the Oaks Grille Restaurant, at TPC Valencia, and we also have the full patio where my guests are welcome to take their glass, have a seat, and enjoy a classic selection of Chef Daniel Otto’s outstanding hors d’oeuvres.
With a 10 or 12 page list of wines available to try, tasters can move freely from one tasting station to the next, without having to scrounge around for a ticket to get a taste. If a table looks busy, there are no rules, just go to another and then swing back – I guarantee you’ll be happy with the wine selections at all the tables!
Plan on getting a world wine tour in four great hours, and then, if you like, refer to your list and place an order that day to get a discounted price after your ‘all-you-can-taste’ shopping spree.”
What Past Attendees Said
Jackie Hamby said, “Four hours of unlimited wine tasting. Heaven!”
Darlene Gandara thought it “An awesome event” mentioning the Layer Cake Cabernet Sauvignon as a favorite.
Helen LaPrairie chimed in that, “It was fantastic! Wasn’t the French Champagne at Jerome’s table delish??!! And so many others!”
Rob Trautwein told Guy that, “Monica and I had a wonderful time as usual at the TPC Holiday Wine Tasting! Wanted to thank you again for hosting such a fabulous event . . Cheers as usual!”
Stacey Mayfield contemplated, “Another beautiful Sunday wine tasting in Santa Clarita. Thank you Valencia Wine Co. After a few hours, I feel like I’ve spent a day in Napa.”
Mark White, with his lovely wife Julie, commented, “Get out of your red wine comfort zone” when faced with so many choices.
“I have not enjoyed such an awesome display of wines and foods in all my years,” began fellow wine enthusiast – and staff writer on this website – Rusty Sly. “I will NEVER MISS this event in the years to come. The variety of wines from so many nations was fantastic. One Rep was pouring a $200 bottle of Meritage that was to die for. The Bordeaux, Burgundy and Chateauneuf Du Papes were great. What I found interesting was that the wines were not the common low end wines that we find at most festivals. These were mid to very high end wines for the people that truly enjoy wines and have a defined palate for such wines.”
And what does Guy himself say about his event? “I do this every year because it’s a hell of a lot of fun – especially introducing, new, high quality wines to Santa Clarita.”
Guy, diligently toiling away at creating another classy wine list, told me that we will be tasting wines from the most popular wine making regions of California, Oregon and WA state, as well as other new world regions. From France we will be tasting wines from the major wine growing regions in the Rhone Valley, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne and the Loire Valley. From Italy we will dip into fantastic Barolos, Brunellos and Super Tuscans…
What’s New This Year
And, just for that person reading this, that can’t come, but wants to give a present to someone else: For the first time, Valencia Wine Company is offering holiday gift packages for your family, clients and friends.
How to Attend
Contact Valencia Wine Company to reserve your entrance to the event. They can charge the $70 fee to your credit card over the phone: 661-254-9300. You can also e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org and the website address is: http://valenciawine.com