2007 Central Coast Pinot Noir
2003 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
2006 Solomon Hills Central Coast Pinot Noir
2006 Cargassachi Central Coast Pinot Noir
1999 Monte Rosse “Sonoma” Zinfandel
2002 Turner “Lodi” Zinfandel
Knowledgeable vintners hailing from California to Australia will be on hand to discuss the finer points of the business and will present some of their finest wines for sampling. Some of the vineyards represented at the Wine Festival will include Silver Oak, Cakebread, Tobin James, Layer Cake, Opolo Vineyards, Far Niente and Dr. Loosen Wines. As a complement to the wines, local restaurants and caterers will pair regional foods with the vintages.
Tasting tickets will be available for sale and can be exchanged for food, wine or in the beer garden. Throughout the evening, the event will feature music from world famous musicians, art exhibits and products from several high-end retail stores.
Those who attend the festival will have an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets during the event and will be given the chance to win high-end prizes such as magnums of wine.
Whether a novice or a connoisseur, all wine lovers attending the International Wine Festival, which will be located in parking lot #7 on the corner of Rockwell Canyon Road and Valencia Boulevard, will have the opportunity to learn about wines in an informative and supportive environment while helping a much-needed arts and education outreach program for local schools.
“The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center’s new K-12 Arts Education Outreach program is pleased to be the beneficiary of this year’s International Festival,” said PAC Managing Director Adam Philipson. “The outreach program will serve the growing needs for arts education in our valley and will impact the lives of nearly 10,000 children this year.”
All Corked Up members will receive a $10 dollar discount off a regular priced admission of $50, which includes 10 food and beverage tickets. Discover more about All Corked Up Memberships by calling 661-799-7979. To order tickets, go to the company’s Webpage at:www.allcorkedup.com.
Valencia Wine Co.24300 Town Center Drive #105Valencia, California 91355
As you know, Wm. S. Hart Park is one of the oldest and most important attractions we have in Santa Clarita. Each year thousands of school children and members of our community tour the mansion and park grounds free of charge. This event supports the park and its herds of buffalo and deer, the farm animal zoo in addition to other park attractions.
August 8th at 6:00
Cost $40. includes dinner by Rattler’s, wine, tour and movie
This year we will be holding the event at Hart Hall with it’s fantastic garden setting. Dinner will be served on the patio and the silent movie Sand will be shown. Sand features Bill’s favorite horse Fritz in a fast riding, leaping from cliffs into the river, train robbing and the winning of the sweetheart in the end, silent movie accompanied live by the Leasebreakers Jug Band!
Tours will be given of the Ranch House and the new animal exhibit. Built in 1910 the Ranch House was sometimes used as a location for Hart’s films. Now the Ranch House showcases original furnishings, memorabilia and riding equipment used in his movies. From 1921 to 1924, before La Loma de Los Vientos (the mansion) was completed, Hart and his sister Mary Ellen sometimes stayed at the Ranch House. The new animal exhibit includes turkeys, chickens, pigs, cows, mules, ducks and geese. The new exhibit enclosures where just completed last month and this is an opportunity to see the newest addition to the park.
The silent auction will feature a Caribbean vacation, two nights at Harrah’s Laughlin, tickets for the following: Pat Benetar at COC, Disneyland, Magic Mtn., Clippers, Universal Studios. Gift baskets include Paula Deen, Barefoot Contessa, Cesar Milan and many others. Also gift certificates to many local restaurants including Salt Creek and Don Cuco’s.
Wm. S. Hart Park and Museum
We, at Sort This Out Cellars, don’t own our own vineyards and equipment. When you visit our tasting room, you didn’t drive through 3 acres of grapes to get to our front door. That being said, once you have found your way inside, you might be surprised to find that we’re a little more contemporary, fun and hip than most wineries.
There’s no chateau up on the hill, no vines to survey and we don’t make you feel like you should be grateful for visiting and tasting the grape juice we turned into wine. We can’t buy into that whole part of the industry. We’re about having fun and letting the freedom of sourcing fruit and juice be part of the experience.
While we are trained Sommelier’s and knowledgeable about the history of wine, we don’t like to preach. Let’s not concentrate on AVA’s and Ph and which forest our oak barrels came from. Let’s face it – if you don’t like the wine, then none of it matters and if you do like it – it shouldn’t matter either.
While some of our grapes come from very well known vineyards which could rate a mention on most labels – we often keep them off and let the design aspects take over the bulk of the label. Labels inspired by vintage gentlemen’s playing cards, like our Suited line or Vegas gambling terms such as “Parlay” or “Ante Up” which grace our ‘Rollers Reserve line.
Fun labels and eye catching designs, are often a cover for some mediocre juice in the bottle. Not so, here. We strive to make the inside just as interesting as the outside. We produce wines that can be drank and shared now or in the next few years. We don’t make wines that are overly tannic and need to sit in your wine rack for 10 years before you can even approach them. I know of a couple of writers for really popular magazines who won’t be scoring our wines anytime soon due to the fact that we aren’t making wine for their palates, rather for the palates of the general public and consumers who are looking for wines that are easy drinking and offer a level of complexity they might be familiar with.
With the current economic situation, our virtual winery model works well. We dictate the amount of grapes to crush and wine to release each vintage and do so based on our selling trends. Currently, we produce about 1500 cases which could increase with recent distribution now in Nevada, Arizona and Southern California.
Our wines aren’t for everyone. Our tasting room banter isn’t for everyone. If you’ve been known to “do it your way” and appreciate the times when the men were men, the women were curvy, they drank, smoked, cursed and didn’t apologize for it – then you’ll “get” what we’re doing. If you’re looking for caves, barrels and picturesque vineyards with a focus on “family owned” and bottles and tasting notes that boast the ever popular ”handcrafted” term, well…it’s ok if you pass us by. But, if you’re looking for good times and great wines…you can bet on us!
Vintner, Sort This Out Cellars
This Giftybox Winery Tour for Two is literally an experience in a box. It includes a pass for two to visit the wine destination of your choice, with a free bottle of wine and guided tour when you get there.
Okay, so I bite. I go to the site, I see that “1” for quantity is already selected and it already reads “me”for recipient.
I have to wonder here, do most people buy wine excursions for themselves and not as gifts? For shame! Or is Sara B. pulling my leg…I continue to the checkout…
And She-Bang! It comes up to a whopping $59 bucks! So what do I do as I don’t see Trade or Media options? I go back and play, err, shop some more!
Just searching under “wine” brings up no less than 90 pages of “Uncommon Goods”. From the norm (wine glasses) to recycled wine bottle jewelry. Then I switch my options to look at from high to low…and I found Steve Elzer’s cellar! Just kidding, wanted to make sure you were reading but you can get off the floor now.
But I did find “Locked and Loaded AMMUNITIONS CASE WINE BAR”. Now I have to stop fooling around here and see about getting a photo of this up here for you brazen shoppers to check out on your own.
And who didn’t think wine was an uncommon good for us all?
What happens to the stomped grapes? By law, the juice can’t be used for human consumption. The winery ends up using it as fertilizer. Tickets can be ordered by calling (800) 868-9463 (outside of San Diego County) (877) 727-9463 (within San Diego County) or online at www.orfila.com