Heard it On the Grapevine: River Ridge Tasting Room Brings International Flavors to Oxnard

By Raven West

Two dozen VIP guests were treated to an International Wine Tasting extravaganza at the River Ridge Tasting Room, located at the River Ridge Golf Course in Oxnard.

Chris Evans welcomes guests

Bob Mazzola, Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET Level II), the regional sales manager of Carolina Wine Brands poured imported selections from the Santa Carolina vineyard in Chile including a Savignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carminere, all by winemaker Alejandro Wedeles.

Bob Mazzola, WSET II – Carolin Wine Brands

Representing Classic Wines of California, Adrian Garcia poured a delightful Sauvignon Blanc from the Nimbus Single Vineyard located in Chile and a 2014 Torrontes and 2012 Malbec from Finca El Origen vineyards imported from Argentina.

Adrian Garcia – Classic Wines of California

From Italy came Passione Sentimento Veneto from the Famiglia Pasqua vineyard, celebrating the city of love, Verona, Italy.

A bit closer to home came two selections, a 2014 Chardonnay and a 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon form Domain Napa, both created by Winemaker John Allbaugh.

With the success of their first International Wine Tasting event, tasting room owner Chris Evans plans on hosting several more throughout the year.

Joaquin Pettinelli – Export Director Carolina Wine Brands

We can’t wait!

The Tasting Room At River Ridge

Located at 2401 W. Vineyard, Oxnard

Phone: 805-272-9557

Hours: Wed – Thu – 1 pm to 6 pm

Fri – Sun – 1pm to 7pm

Closed Monday & Tuesday

For information visit: www.riverridgetastingroom.com

River Ridge residents Anita and John Smith enjoy the local wine tasting event!


Raven West

Raven West

Named in the TOP 50 Authors by Authorsdb.com

Raven West is a free-lance writer and published author who has lived in Ventura County for more than twenty years. She has an extensive knowledge of local wineries from Thousand Oaks to Ojai and will be covering special events which take place at the tasting rooms throughout the year.


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