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The 31st Annual Ojai Wine Festival

The 31st Annual Ojai Wine Festival

  By Raven West Long lines formed early at the Lake Casitas Recreation Club, for the 31st Annual Ojai Wine Festival presented by the Rotary Club of Ojai-West. Guests brought their lawn chairs in front of the stage where live music by Area 51 entertained. It was a full day to party and raise money […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Bella Victorian Tasting Room & Bistro –Heard It On The Grapevine–What’s up, What’s hot, Ventura County’s Local Wineries

Bella Victorian Tasting Room & Bistro –Heard It On The Grapevine–What’s up, What’s hot, Ventura County’s Local Wineries

By Raven West     True wine enthusiasts know that pairing wine with food can dramatically enhance or destroy the experience of any favorite bottle purchased on site. While most of the tasting rooms along the Ventura County Wine trail may offer complementary crackers and perhaps a selection of cheeses and chocolates, Bella Victorian Tasting […]

Wine Columnist Raven West interviewed on Good Morning Oxnard Show

Wine Columnist Raven West interviewed on Good Morning Oxnard Show

By George Miller Our “Heard it on the Grapevine” wine columnist Raven West was interviewed by host Peter Godinez on KADY TV’s the Good Morning Oxnard show on Wednesday, July 16, at Tomas Cafe on A Street.  She discussed her three books, including “Red Wine for Breakfast.” “First Class Male” and  “Undercover Reunion.” Ms. West recounted how […]