WineLA and the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley, with Food Network Chef Bob Blumer, Showcase the Diverse Wines and Food of the Dry Creek Valley Appellation
LOS ANGELES, Calif – Angelenos can experience a taste of Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley on February 20, when more than 25 of the region’s wineries convene at Culver City’s Smashbox Studios to pour more than 100 wines, alongside gourmet food pairings. For the events, Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley (WDCV) has partnered with celebrity chef Bob Blumer, best known for the Food Network television series World’s Weirdest Restaurants, Glutton for Punishment, and Surreal Gourmet. WineLA is producing the event and offering it as an intimate opportunity to discover one of Sonoma County’s most revered wine regions. Tickets are on sale at winela.com/dcv
A grand tasting will include a general admission walk-around option, plus a VIP tasting seminar, “From the Library of Dry Creek Valley,” co-hosted by Wine Educator Ian Blackburn, host of wineLA, and Dan Dunn, author of the forthcoming book American Wino from Harper Collins. The VIP seminar will feature vintage large-format wines hand-selected from the winemakers’ cellars. Participating wineries range from some of the region’s best known, including Ridge Vineyards, Seghesio Family Vineyards, Ferrari-Carano Winery, and Dry Creek Vineyard; to small-production cult favorites, including Frick Winery, Mounts Family Winery, and Lambert Bridge Winery. Food partners will include One World Beef, Cowgirl Creamery, and other premium Bay Area and Los Angeles-based brands.
The event will include a silent auction, with proceeds benefitting the T.J. Martell Foundation, which funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. Items will include rare large-format library release wines from Dry Creek Valley wineries and tickets packages to the event Passport to Dry Creek Valley.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
VIP Tasting Seminar: 12:00p.m.-1:30p.m.
General Admission: 1:30p.m.-4:00p.m.
8549 Higuera Street
Culver City, CA 90232
General Admission Price: $140.00
Grand VIP Suite: $2,500 (This option includes the Skyview Suite at Smashbox Studios for 8 guests and includes a private room, in-room food service, added beverages, and a personal hospitality server. This package includes 8 VIP tickets to this event.)
Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
About Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley
The Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley® (WDCV) is an association of more than 60 wineries and 150 growers, of which more than 95 percent are small, family-owned operations. WDCV is dedicated to advancing the recognition, enhancement and preservation of Dry Creek Valley as a premium winegrowing region. Anchored by the charming town of Healdsburg, the Dry Creek Valley appellation was officially designated in 1983. Known as a premier zinfandel growing region, Dry Creek Valley is one of California’s oldest wine producing regions and is home to many heritage vineyards ranging in age from 50 to 120 years. To preserve this history and the valley’s pristine beauty, the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley supports sustainable viticulture and low-impact farming practices. For more information, visit http://www.drycreekvalley.org.