Wine aficionados and gourmet foodies will find an exceptional array of palate-pleasing experiences at the Fourth Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival to be held noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23 in the vineyard at Reyes Winery in Agua Dulce. VIP entrance will be at 11 a.m.
“We are proud to be able to introduce our guests to the wines of Sierra Pelona Valley and beyond,” said Robert Reyes, Wine maker and General Manager Reyes Winery and founder of the Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association. “And this is our fourth year assisting nonprofits in the Santa Clarita Valley.”
The Festival is a fundraiser for the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center. The SCV Senior Center provides comprehensive services to 10,000 seniors and their families annually in a 450 square mile area in and around north L.A. County Fifth Supervisorial District. The service area includes the communities of Santa Clarita, Agua Dulce, Acton, Castaic, Val Verde, Paradise Ranch, Valencia, Saugus, Canyon Country, Newhall, Stevenson Ranch, Oat Mountain, and all of the unincorporated areas in and around the Santa Clarita Valley. There are more than 30 individual programs, one of the largest spectrums of programs and services for senior citizens in the state of California. The SCV Senior Center is the only Senior Center in Los Angeles County that provides 19 of 21 programs and services listed in the Los Angeles County Senior Center Directory.
The Fourth Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival will feature more than 80 food and wine vendors from throughout Southern California, as well as entertainment, specialty items sampling and handmade crafts from local artisans.
Attendees will receive: Specialty event glass, event plate, swag gift bag, wine and food sampling and free parking.
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.
Previous years participants have included: San Antonio Winery, Mystic Hills, Alonso Family Vineyards, Reyes Winery, Steve Hemmert Wines, Agua Dulce Winery, Coruce Vineyards, Chateau Fredeking, Golden Star Vineyard, Iconic Wines, AV Winery, Chavez Vineyards, High Desert 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, Douglas Gould, Wine Neg. Lil Bastard Label, 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, Le Chene French Cuisine, Mickey’s Momma’s BBQ, Thelma’s Morning Café, Persia Restaurant and Lounge, Hookah Bar, Tochigan Farms 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.”
Live entertainment for the Festival will be provided by Still Moving Project, Just Us and other musicians.
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.
Jan.1, 2016-April 9, 2016 prepaid for general admission tickets are $75 and VIP $100 (if still available – only 100 tickets are available)
April 10, 2016 -April 23, prepaid and at the door general admission tickets are $85 each.
Designated driver tickets are $40 each.
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.