Friday, June 17, 2016

11th Annual LA WineFest Returns June 25-26 in Hollywood

Photos by Karen Ostlund
(Link to more upcoming LA Wine events in bottom)

Los Angeles’ Signature Celebration of all Things Wine

Last year at Raleigh Studios

11th Annual LAWineFest returns to Hollywood with a new location, Sunset Bronson Studios for two epic days. 
It's the yearly festival of fine wine, artisan beer, gourmet foods fun.Hours will be: June 25 from 3pm-7pm and Sunday, June 26 from 2pm-6pm.

“Signature Celebration of all Things Wine” have attracted more than 5,000 enthusiasts over the years. 

 Participants will  be able to get close and personal with a wide variety of reasonably-priced artisan boutiques, gourmet foods, wine-related accessories and local lifestyle “must have” products. Sponsors are La Brea Bakery, Icelandic Glacial water, and Peerless Coffee will be on site, sharing their delicious products with all attendees.
LAWineFest 2015

Wine lovers will also have the rare opportunity to taste exclusive small-batch pours from hard-to-find boutique wineries at a small, additional fee. This year, the private area has been expanded to include 25 winery gems, due to overwhelming positive feedback and demand. Tickets are limited to a maximum of 400 people per day for this one-of-a-kind tasting. 

LAWineFest brings together wine newbies and aficionados in a relaxed environment 
with wine samples from around the world - plus our region's best boutique breweries!
Delicious food truck options, live music by Will and The Won'ts, and artisan booths.
The fest charity 2016 will be The Sunshine Kids Foundation. 
Be safe and use the fest partner Lyft for transportation to get home. Lyft offers a free ride (up to $40) for first time customer:
In addition, the LAWineFest Main Stage will feature entertaining, educational forums presented by recognized experts on a wide range of interesting topics, including mixology, winemaking and artisan beer brewing.
LA’s most popular gourmet food trucks, recommended by Gayot’s Top Ten List, will provide attendees with some of the most delicious, affordable food in Los Angeles.

General admission covers tastings, commemorative glass, event program, main stage shows, bottled water and vendor samples. Exhibitor products will be available for sale, 
as well as cuisine from some of the best food trucks in LA.
Dr. Joel M. Fisher during 10 Year
Anniversary of LAWineFest
The LAWineFest, in its 11th successful year, was founded in 2005 by renowned wine personality Dr. Joel M. Fisher. He has written for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California, for the Beverly Hills Courier, and since 2010 for the Underground Wine Letter. From 2007-2009 he taught at Cordon Bleu in Pasadena. Prior to that, he was the wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California 
This popular event blazed a trail in LA to bring wine and people together in a fun, inviting and accessible way. Now a local institution, LAWINEFEST is known to deliver a sun-kissed event that balances fun, exploration and education
2016 sponsors include Los Angeles Magazine, La Brea Bakery, Icelandic Glacial, Peerless Coffee and King Barrel.

There are many special offers online for this year's LA Winefest, one of them are L7:

Help choose which wineries take home top honors at the LAWineFest Popular Choice Awards.  
Your ticket includes a take-home logo glass and unlimited beverage tasting (plus bottled water, coffee and La Brea Bakery bread).

SATURDAY, June 25 or SUNDAY, June 26, 2016
Time: 3:00 to 7:00 PM Saturday or 2:00 to 6:00 PM on Sunday.
 Sunset Bronson Studios, 5901 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
 Nearby metro: Sunset/Vine Station
Featured wineries LA WineFest 2016:
Ascension Cellars
Bekseju USA (Kooksoondang)
Caduceus Cellars
Clayhouse Wines
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits
Eagle Eye Wines
Fetzer Vineyards
Hartwell Vineyards
Los Angeles International Wine Competition
Lucky Dogg Winery
Navarro Vineyards
PRP Wine International
Quigley Fine Wines
Quintessential Wines
Rutherford Wine Company
San Antonio Winery
Scholassadler International Wines
Sleeping Indian Vineyard
Stella Artois
Temecula Valley Winegrowers Assoc.
Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery
Vinemark Cellars
Vino Noceto Wines
Wedell Cellars
Wilson Creek Winery
 Over 60+ Pinot producers from around the world will be gathering in Los Angeles for an elite tasting event on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.
  Ticket info:
 From Champagne, France to the heart of the Russian River in Sonoma, from McMinnville Oregon to Casablanca Chile; from Burgundy to Santa Barbara 
and great vineyards in-between; wineLA is proud to announce their 2016 winery participants which includes Official Champagne Sponsor “Charles Heidsieck” (Yes, "Champagne" is made from Pinot), AVE Winery, AVV Winery Co, Balletto Vineyards, Breathless Wines, Bernardus Winery, Blair Estate, Brittan Vineyards, Cakebread Cellars, Casa Marin, Cellars 33, Center of Effort, Challen Winery, Clos Pepe Estate, Decoy, Dolin Family Cellars, Donelan, Domaine Nicolas-Jay, Ferrari-Carano , Flowers, Fog Crest Vineyard, FOXEN, Frank Family Vineyards, Goldeneye , Guarachi Family Wines, Hanzell Vineyards , Hope & Grace Wines, J. Lohr, Keller Estate, Le Cadeau, Mansfield-Dunne Wines, Migration, Niner Wine Estates, Rocky Point Cellars, Sonoma-Loeb Wines, Talley Vineyards, Temerity Vineyard, Testarossa, The Fifty by Fifty, The Hilt, Timbre Winery, Tolosa Winery, Westwood Annadel, Wrath. Event partners CHEFS WAREHOUSE distributors of all things tasty, and suppliers to some of the greatest restaurants in LOS ANGELES will be producing a luxury food show inside this event.  Guest Chefs will be invited to participate and enjoy the PINOT tasting at the same time.  Gourmet Cheeses from some of the nations top producers, Charcuterie by the best: Olympia Provisions from Oregon, Chocolate (can you say Val Rhona?) Truffles, Premium Olive Oils as well as our sponsor LA BREA BAKERY will be showcasing their best. Panel hosts and refined lifestyle experts will also be appearing for a luxury food panel (6:00pm VIP evening ticket holders) hosted by LA Restaurant Critic and Book Author Patric KUH - Author of   "Finding the Flavors We Lost: From Bread to Bourbon, How Artisans Reclaimed American Food”
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