The twenty-seventh annual Ojai Wine Festival will take place Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm on the scenic shores of Lake Casitas. From its humble beginnings in 1987 the event has grown into a leading regional event attracting nearly 5000 people from throughout the Central Coast and Southern California. The annual event is a major fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Ojai West Foundation; a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps fund many humanitarian and community projects, including the environmental science based educational Lake Casitas Boat Tours for public schools.
“You can’t beat the combination of fantastic wine, beer, food, live music, dancing and fun in such a beautiful shady setting on the shores of Lake Casitas.” boasted Wine Festival Executive Director, Angela May. “Our selection of wineries and breweries is looking impressive for this year.” “Tickets are limited and we advise buying tickets online now.” “Photos, maps, and event information can be found at the Festival’s website.”
Select from ten of Ojai’s best restaurants to buy a delicious meal. Guests may dine and drink wine on tables throughout the site or picnic on a grassy knoll overlooking the stage and Lake Casitas. Not a wine lover? Beer lovers can enjoy tasting a great selection of over 20 domestic and import beers. Purchase a V.I.P. ticket for the exclusive V.I.P. Lounge to enjoy early 11:30 am entry, fine wines by the glass or three craft Belgian beers by the glass sponsored by Anheuser-Busch: Stella Artois, Hoegaarden or Leffe with free hors d’oeuvres served by Sakura Ojai Japanese Restaurant and La Piu Bella Tavola Italian Catering & Whole Foods Market in a lovely shaded setting by the lakefront. VIP patrons can sample a glass of wine from Bonny Doon Vineyard, Bianchi Winery, Vino Vargas, Nobelle Wines or Barefoot Wine & Bubbly or sample award winning 100 percent blue agave Tequila Los Tres Toños and Tequila El TrueQue.
Full ticket price information is available at the festival’s website – http://www.ojaiwinefestival.com.
Visitors can look forward to listening, dancing, and singing along to the music of Beatles tribute band, Sgt. Pepper, plus Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries, a 1950’s – 1960’s rock and roll show band. The festival will also feature an assortment of arts and crafts vendors selling their wares. Small children can play in the park’s play area and free boat rides on Lake Casitas will again be available to all attendees. More than 100 volunteers guarantee a well run and safe festival.
28th Annual Ojai Wine Festival
Wine & beer tasting, food, craft vendors, silent auction and entertainment by the lakeside
June 8, 2014 at Lake Casitas Recreational Area Event Site
12 to 4 PM
Tickets online at www.ojaiwinefestival.com or starting in April at Ojai’s Attitude Adjustment Shoppe or Reid’s Appliances of Ventura and Santa Barbara
Advance tickets receive deep discounts and there is a limited number of VIP and General Admission available.
|August Ridge Vineyards|
|Bonny Doon Vineyard|
|Christian Lazo Wines|
|Fat Cat Winery|
|Robert Hall Winery|
|Six Degrees Cellars|
|Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard & Winery|
|First Crush Winemaking|
|Frolicking Frog Cellars|
|Hartley Ostini Hitching Post Wines|
|Kobrand Wine and Spirits|
|Le Vigne Winery|
|Lone Madrone Winery|
|Oak Ridge Winery|
|Old Zin Vines (OZV)|
|Ousterhout Wine & Vineyard|
|Ranchita Canyon Vineyard|
|Sage Brush Annie’s WineryStone Pine Estates|
|Tablas Creek Vineyard|
|Ventura County Winery Association|
|Four Brix Winery|
|Herzog Wine Cellars|
|Panaro Brothers Winery|
|Plan B Wine Cellars|
|San Vicente Cellars|
|Sunland Vintage Winery|
|Villa San Juliette Vineyard & Winery|
|Vinemark Cellars, LLC|
|Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyard|
Tequila Los Tres Tonos and El TrueQue