Note from Eve: You are welcome to use my promotional code, EveWine101, when you purchase a ticket. Once you enter how many general admission tickets you want, enter in code at the bottom, the screen will refresh, and each $75 ticket will now be $45!
The third annual Santa Clarita WineFest will be the largest in its history, and has a decidedly international flair. Attending the Fest are more than 30 notable brands from 10 countries: Argentina, Bulgaria, France, Spain, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Scotland and of course, the U.S. Additionally over a dozen lifestyle exhibitors from across the nation – including notable brands Honest Tea and Champignon — will be sampling or demoing their wares to event attendees. (See www.santaclaritawinefest.com for complete participant list.)
Last year saw crowds of 1,200, and this year’s event is on track to be even larger. Tickets are now available for purchase at santaclaritawinefest.com
The Santa Clarita WineFest greatly appreciates its Honorary Committee, which consists of respected local leaders:
Hon. Mike Antonovich, LA Board of Supervisors
Terri Crain, Pres., SC Chamber of Commerce
Neil Fitzgerald, Pres. SCV Jaycees
Moe Hafizi, Publisher, Magazine of Santa Clarita
Stacie C. House, SCV Economic Development Corp.
Brad Lanfranco, Newhall Signal
Robert Reyes, Reyes Winery
Amy Sparks, City of Santa Clarita Tourism
Gillian Stone, Michael Hoefflin Foundation
The WineFest donates a portion of event proceeds to the Santa Clarita-based Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer. The Michael Hoefflin Foundation is a public nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation that provides financial and emotional support to children and their families in the Santa Clarita and surrounding valleys. The organization educates the public and provides grant funding for innovative research to accelerate progress in the fight against pediatric cancer.
The Santa Clarita WineFest is produced by the same team behind the highly popular Los Angeles WineFest, now entering its ninth year. Joel M. Fisher, PhD, is President and CEO. Dr. Fisher is a member of the Society of Wine Educators, the Circle of Wine Writers (UK), and the International Federation of Wine and Spirits Writers. He has written extensively on wine and wine pairings, and has taught at Cordon Bleu in Pasadena and the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California – Los Angeles. A Sommelier for the Escoffier Association of Southern California, he is also a Wine Host for CRN’s What’s Cooking Show.
What: The Santa Clarita WineFest
When: March 2, 2013; 2pm-6pm (Trade, media and VIPs: 1pm)
Where: Bridgeport Marketplace. 24061 Newhall Ranch Rd, Valencia, CA 91355
Event Website: www.santaclaritawinefest.com