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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 […]

Mark Your Calendars: Champagne on Main, A Spring Wine Walk & Street Fair

Mark Your Calendars: Champagne on Main, A Spring Wine Walk & Street Fair

By Raven West The Producers of the Ventura Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair are proud to introduce Champagne on Main, order a Spring Wine Walk & Street Fair. The event will take place in beautiful Downtown Ventura on Saturday, drugs April 18, 2015 from 10 am- 5 pm! SPRING STREET FAIR / 10AM […]

Hold the Date: Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival

Hold the Date: Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival

                By Raven West Hosted by: The Zarley Family and Van Huisen Families Date: Sunday, pills June 7th, seek 2015 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA Website: www.cpwineandfoodfestival.com From its humble beginnings in 1994 at the historic Pierpont Inn in […]

Ventura County Winery Association Presents Valentine N’ Wine 2015 a Five Day Wine Event

Ventura County Winery Association Presents Valentine N’ Wine 2015 a Five Day Wine Event

            Wine and romance just seem to pair perfectly together, and this February–it is time for a little of both! Valentine N’ Wine returns to Ventura County this Valentine’s Day Weekend with one HOT wine tasting passport that will take you on a romantic vino adventure to 11 different local […]

4th Annual Food and Wine Challenge: The Super Bowl Event in Ventura County

4th Annual Food and Wine Challenge: The Super Bowl Event in Ventura County

             . . By Raven West Like the runners of the Houston Marathon or the NFL playoff games, the teams competing for the 4th Annual Food and Wine Challenge on Sunday, January 18th  was the day when all that training, practice and preparation finally came to a head. The 13 […]

Feelin’ Groovy at BlendZ Winery: Heard It On The Grapevine–What’s up, What’s hot, Ventura County’s Local Wineries

Feelin’ Groovy at BlendZ Winery: Heard It On The Grapevine–What’s up, What’s hot, Ventura County’s Local Wineries

              If you’re looking for a place where you can “let it all hang out” then you’ll feel right at home at BlendZ Winery in Ventura. The newest, hippiest, trippin’ hang-out opened their doors on December 3rd, 2014 to the delight of Baby Boomers and Boomer wannabees everywhere. “Gary […]

The Ventura Winter Wine Walk Event 2014 – A Success For All!

The Ventura Winter Wine Walk Event 2014 – A Success For All!

Under clear skies and a bright full moon, participants of the 5th Annual Ventura Winter Wine Walk sipped and danced through more than 60 wine tasting locations along Main Street in downtown Ventura. The sold out event was even bigger than the previous four years, with more than 500 early holiday revealers eating, drinking and […]