You be the judge!
Summertime in Ventura County brings an opportunity for all of us
wine lovers, both savvy and newbies to get out there and taste many
wonderful wines. Some new wineries, new vintages, new varietals and
sometimes new winemakers. Most of the time, these outdoor tastings
include the wares of many of the local restaurants. So, what better way
is there to learn and enjoy than to go to these tastings. And who best
to be the judge of all these wines? You!
Last month, there was the 26th Annual Ojai Wine Festival at Lake
Casitas. Over 60 wineries participated and the proceeds went to various
Rotary projects. This has always been a favorite for locals. Many food
stands were available, or just bring a picnic and chairs.
Last week, there was the 5th Annual Ventura County Wine Trail
Celebration, which featured 15 wineries from the Trail and great foods
from over 15 local restaurants. Over 700 people bought tickets for the
events. The event took place at Heritage Square in Oxnard. I was very
impressed with some of the new wineries that keep popping up. The food
was fantastic, and the crowd really enjoyed the food, the music, the
wine and the whole ambience. A portion of all the proceeds will to
going to the local Food Share.
Sunday, July 29th, the 25th annual Taste of Camarillo Food and Wine
will be held at the Adolfo Camarillo Ranch House. This
has always been one of my favorite tastings to go to. The proceeds from
this event benefit local Ventura charities. In addition to the wine,
food and music, there is always a silent auction where you can bid on
certain items. This is always a fun area for me and will be for you if
you have never done that before.
See y'all there,
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