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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 […]

The California Wine Club – Delivering Great Wine to Your Door for Nearly 25 Years

The California Wine Club – Delivering Great Wine to Your Door for Nearly 25 Years

By Raven West Wine, wine everywhere …. there’s wine up and down the California coast and not nearly enough time for wine lovers to try every one. Chris and Pam Boring, founders of The California Wine Club, located right here in Oxnard have the solution. They travel the world tasting, selecting and bringing home selected […]

Clos des Amis Vineyard

Clos des Amis Vineyard

By Raven West Clos des Amis A Truly Local Wine Experience… from Grapes to Bottle To Glass Bruce Freeman’s hands are covered with blue stains from the hours he’s spent hand-picking, pressing. and bottling his signature wines at Clos des Amis in Santa Paula. With his commitment to “all things local”, Bruce takes an enormous […]

“Sideways” in Oxnard- wine trail to the sea

“Sideways” in Oxnard- wine trail to the sea

By George Miller I read Raven West’s new wine column- “A Decade of Decadence Celebrated “Sideways”, touting the 10th anniversary celebration of the Iconic “Sideways” movie.  It motivated me to bring my wife to the Ventura County Wine Trail Sideways celebration in Oxnard. Oxnard??? We stopped off first to visit Rancho Ventavo Cellars, located on 741 South […]

A Decade of Decadence Celebrated “Sideways”

A Decade of Decadence Celebrated “Sideways”

              Time sure flies when you’re having fun and drinking wine along the Ventura County wine trail! Can you believe that it’s been ten years since the movie “Sideways” made “Merlot” a household word, and a permanent “love it or hate it” topic of conversation? And a perennial competition […]