Fourth Annual Wine Festival
Michele E. Buttelman
Fourth Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival
Saturday, April 23 at Reyes Winery in Agua Dulce
Wine aficionados and gourmet foodies will find an exceptional array of palate-pleasing experiences at the Fourth Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival to be held noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23 in the vineyard at Reyes Winery in Agua Dulce. VIP entrance will be at 11 a.m.
“We are proud to be able to introduce our guests to the wines of Sierra Pelona Valley and beyond,” said Robert Reyes, Wine maker and General Manager Reyes Winery and founder of the Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association. “And this is our fourth year assisting nonprofits in the Santa Clarita Valley.”
The Festival is a fundraiser for the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center. The SCV Senior Center provides a variety of educational, meal and respite services to 10,000 seniors and their families in a 450 square mile area in and around the SCV. The service area includes the communities of Santa Clarita, Agua Dulce, Acton, Castaic, Val Verde, Paradise Ranch, Valencia, Saugus, Canyon Country, Newhall, Stevenson Ranch and other areas in and around the SCV.
For Santa Clarita Valley wine festival guests Reyes Winery is only 30 minutes from the heart of Valencia, 24 minutes from Newhall and 15 minutes from Canyon Country. The winery is located just minutes off the Agua Dulce exit of the Antelope Valley Freeway or an easy drive up Sierra Highway.
The Fourth Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival will feature more than 80 food and wine vendors from throughout Southern California, as well as entertainment, specialty items sampling and handmade crafts from local artisans.
Attendees will receive: Specialty event glass, event plate, swag gift bag, wine and food sampling
and free parking.
Guests will be treated to gourmet food pairings from highly acclaimed Los Angeles area chefs
and artisanal food makers, as well as award-winning wines and other libations at the Festival.
Previous years participants have included: San Antonio Winery, Mystic Hills, Alonso Family
Vineyards, Reyes Winery, Steve Hemmert Wines, Agua Dulce Winery, Coruce Vineyards, Chateau Fredeking, Golden Star Vineyard, Iconic Wines, AV Winery, Chavez Vineyards, High Desert Cellars, Charles Wine Co., Bouquet Vineyards, Hearthstone Vineyard and Winery, Bobcat Winery, Harris Wine Biz, Gottwine, LA International Wine Competition, Crillon Importers – Agwa, Rhum Barbancourt, Absente, Magellan Gin, Du Nasi, Six Foukes, Douglas Gould, Wine Neg. Lil Bastard Label, Sarah Jean’s Southern Cuisine, Bella Cucina, Organo Gold Specialty Coffee, Anheuser-Busch, Brown Knows Cider, Pepsi Beverages Company, Porto’s Bakery, Gourmet Blends, Truffles N Toffee, Le Chene French Cuisine, Mickey’s Momma’s BBQ, Thelma’s Morning Café, Persia Restaurant and Lounge, Hookah Bar, Tochigan Farms and Culinary Wonders Cooking School.
Festival director Beth Heiserman said the Festival is a “great way to spend the day with friends
enjoying great wine, great food and great entertainment in a beautiful vineyard setting.”
Live entertainment for the Festival will be provided by Still Moving Project, Just Us and other musicians.
In addition to food, refreshments, entertainment and an art exhibit from local artists and craftsmen, the Festival will include a raffle featuring wine-and-dine gift certificates, wines and gift baskets.
Now through April 9, 2016 prepaid for general admission tickets are $75 and VIP $100 (if still available – only 100 tickets are available)
April 10, 2016 -April 23, prepaid and at the door general admission tickets are $85 each.
Designated driver tickets are $40 each.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://reyeswinery.com/events/spv-winefestival.
The Festival is an “adults only” event and open only to guests age 21 and older.
Fourth Annual Sierra Pelona Wine Festival will be held noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at Reyes Winery, 10262 Sierra Highway, Agua Dulce, CA 91390. For information or tickets visit reyeswinery.com or call 661-268-1865.
Fourth Annual Sierra Pelona Wine Festival will be held noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at Reyes Winery, 10262 Sierra Highway, Agua Dulce, CA 91390. VIP entry at 11 a.m. Attendees will receive: Specialty event glass, event plate, swag gift bag, wine and food sampling
and free parking. Sample wine and food from more than 80 vendors. This event will benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center. Purchase before April 10 and prepaid general admission tickets are $75 each and VIP $100 (if still available – only 100 tickets are available). April 10-April 23, prepaid and “at the door” general admission tickets will increase to $85 each. Designated driver tickets are $40 each. For more information visit reyeswinery.com or call 661-268-1865.
About Sierra Pelona Valley Appellation and SPV Vintners Association
The Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association is an organization that brings together the talents and resources of its members, partners and community to promote the production and appreciation of fine food and wines grown or produced within the Sierra Pelona Valley AVA and surrounding areas. Nestled in the Sierra Pelona Mountains of Southern California, just 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, the Sierra Pelona Valley’s untouched natural beauty provides the perfect environment for burgeoning vineyards, boutique wineries and outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy a day of discovery and relaxation exploring the area’s fine wineries, tasting rooms, events and hiking trails. For information on how to make the most of your time in Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Country, join the Sierra Pelona Valley Vintner’s on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ReyesWinery.
The mission of the Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival is to promote and celebrate fine wine and foods of California in Agua Dulce, Los Angeles County – one of California’s hidden secret in one of America’s most affluent counties. The Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival focuses attention on Los Angeles’ premier wine producers and culinary professionals.
- Charity: to raise funds to help worthy causes and community organizations
- Education: to promote Culinary and wine education in Los Angeles County and in the Sierra Pelona Appellation’s general vicinity through direct one-on-one access to world class culinary professionals and wine experts.
- Recognition: to bring national and regional attention to the wine and culinary offerings of Santa Clarita, adjacent communities and the Sierra Pelona Valley.