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Take A Weekday Tour of Oxnard Wineries!

Take A Weekday Tour of Oxnard Wineries!

by Raven West Wine tasting isn’t just for the weekends anymore! From now through the end of September, wine lovers can enjoy an afternoon of fantastic wine tasting at four of Oxnard’s finest; Herzog, Magnavino, Rancho Ventavo and Strey Cellers, Monday – Thursday! Tony Cabrarra, owner of Getting Out Tickets & Limos believes that Oxnard […]

8th Annual Wine Trail Celebration – Wine, Food, Music and Balloons!

8th Annual Wine Trail Celebration – Wine, Food, Music and Balloons!

By Raven West The Ventura County Wine Trail’s 8th annual Wine Trail Celebration was held at The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard. The festival showcased local boutique wineries who are members of the Ventura County Wine Trail that stretches from Thousand Oaks to Ojai. For the first time, a special VIP section was added for […]

Ojai Throws a PARTY! The 29th Annual Ojai Wine Festival

Ojai Throws a PARTY! The 29th Annual Ojai Wine Festival

By Raven West Music was playing, wines were pouring, beer was flowing and the 3,000 attendees of the 29th Annual Ojai Wine Festival were all hanging out and enjoying it all.   Barefoot’s Ambassador Randy Arnold welcomed the VIPs at the Grand Entrance with a glass of Bubby Brut, a strawberry and a wide smile. […]

Eat, Drink, Dance, All For A Very Good Cause

Eat, Drink, Dance, All For A Very Good Cause

By Raven West More than 4, find 500 wine, beer and food lovers from all over Southern California came out in picture-perfect weather to attend the 22nd Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival. VIP attendees were on hand early to see Executive Chefs from all over compete in the 5th Annual “Yummies […]

Come Drink in the View at the 29th Annual Ojai Wine Festival

Come Drink in the View at the 29th Annual Ojai Wine Festival

By Raven West Want to get away from the city grind and have a delightful weekend? Escape to peaceful Ojai and have some fun at the Ojai Wine Festival happening June 14th, 2015. Don’t miss out on all the fun at the largest wine festival in the Ojai and Ventura area. The Ojai Wine Festival […]

RAVEN WEST’S HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE: 29th Annual Ojai Wine Festival–June 14, 2015,12-4 pm @ Lake Casitas.

RAVEN WEST’S HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE: 29th Annual Ojai Wine Festival–June 14, 2015,12-4 pm @ Lake Casitas.

By Raven West From its humble beginning in 1987, ambulance the Ojai Wine Festival has grown into a leading regional event attracting about 5,000 people from throughout the central coast and southern California. The festival has played a role in introducing people to the bounty of Ojai, which has been named by Sunset Magazine as […]

RAVEN WEST’S HEARD ON THE GRAPEVINE: Music, Chicken, Pretzels, Burgers and Beer

RAVEN WEST’S HEARD ON THE GRAPEVINE: Music, Chicken, Pretzels, Burgers and Beer

By Raven West That’s how one festival participant and beer enthusiast perfectly described the 2nd Annual Hops and Hamburgers Music Festival held at the Connections. There was plenty of live music performed on two stages, case Burt’s Chicken Fingers and Garlic Fries, diagnosis Deep-Fried Pretzels. Burt’s Bad @ss Burgers were served and, of course, beer, […]

Raven West’s Heard on the Grapevine: Labyrinth Winery Celebrates Their 2nd Year Anniversary!

Raven West’s Heard on the Grapevine: Labyrinth Winery Celebrates Their 2nd Year Anniversary!

By Raven West The Labyrinth Winery tasting room in Ventura is celebrating their 2nd year anniversary with a weekend of wine and song! From Friday, healing May 1 – Sunday May 3, order owners Eddie and Stephanie Schwartz and wine maker Ariki (Rick) Hill, will be pouring their new releases; a 2012 Pinot Noir – […]

Raven West’s Heard on the Grapevine: New Year’s Eve Comes Early to Ventura

Raven West’s Heard on the Grapevine: New Year’s Eve Comes Early to Ventura

By Raven West Corks were a-poppin up and down Main Street in Ventura as visitors and local merchants celebrated the first annual “Champagne on Main” Spring Wine Walk & Street Fair.   A great assortment of sparkling wines and champagne was featured at 40 merchant venues along the 300-500 block of downtown Ventura. Visitors to […]

Raven’s West’s Heard It On The Grapevine—Herzog’s Earth Day Festival this Wednesday

Raven’s West’s Heard It On The Grapevine—Herzog’s Earth Day Festival this Wednesday

Herzog’s Earth Day Festival By Raven West Herzog Wine Cellars and Tierra Sur will present Herzog’s Earth Day Festival and Farmers Market on Wednesday, April 22 starting at 5:00 pm! This event is free to the public and will celebrate strides taken toward sustainability in California’s wine making industry. Dr. Matthew Hoffman of the Lodi […]