Wine aficionados and gourmet foodies will find an exceptional array of palate-pleasing experiences at the Third Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival to be held noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25 in the vineyard at Reyes Winery in Agua Dulce.
“We are proud to be able to introduce our guests to the wines of Sierra Pelona Valley and beyond,” said Robert Reyes, Winemaker and General Manager Reyes Winery and founder of the Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association. “And this is our third year assisting nonprofits in the Santa Clarita Valley.” The Festival is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Santa Clarita.
The event will feature more than 80 food and wine vendors from throughout Southern California. Guests will be treated to gourmet food pairings from highly acclaimed Los Angeles area chefs and artisanal food makers, as well as award-winning wines and other libations at the Festival.
Among those participating are: San Antonio Winery, Mystic Hills Vineyard, Alonso Family Vineyards, Reyes Winery, Steve Hemmert Wines, Agua Dulce Winery, Coruce Vineyards, Golden Star Vineyard, AV Winery, Chavez Vineyards, High Dessert Cellars, Charles Wine Co, Bouquet Vineyards, Hearthstone Vineyard and Winery, Bobcat Winery, Harris Wine Biz, Gottwine, LA International Wine Competition, Crillon Importers (Agwa, Rhum Barbancourt, Absente, Magellan Gin), Du Nasi, Six Foukes, Wine Neg, Lil Bastard Label, Popcornopolis, Sprouts, KMF Gourmet Catering, Sarah Jean’s Southern Cuisine, Bella Cucina, Organo Gold Specialty Coffee, Anheuser-Busch, Brown Knows Cider, Pepsi Beverages Company, Porto’s Bakery, Gourmet Blends, Truffles N Toffee, Rattlers BBQ, Le Chene French Cuisine, Mickey’s Momma’s BBQ, Thelma’s Morning Café, Persia Restaurant and Lounge, Hookah Bar, Tochigan Farms, Kokolita’s and Culinary Wonders Cooking School.
Festival director Beth Heiserman said the Festival is a “great way to spend the day with friends enjoying great wine, great food and great entertainment in a beautiful vineyard setting.”
Entertainment for the Festival will be provided by Just Us, Still Moving Project and Sierra Highway. A book signing will also be held at the festival by Len Napolitano, author of “Nose, Legs, Body!” In addition to food, refreshments, entertainment and an art exhibit from local artists and craftsmen, the Festival will include a raffle featuring wine-and-dine gift certificates, wines and gift baskets.
Tickets for the Festival are $90 for prepaid V.I.P tickets ($100 at the door), V.I.P. tickets allow purchasers an early entry admission at 11 a.m. and $65 for prepaid general admission tickets ($75 at the door) with admission at noon. Designated driver tickets are $40 each, prepaid and at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at http://reyeswinery.com/events/spv-winefestival.
The Festival is an “adults only” event and open only to guests age 21 and older.