“Harvest Passport” Entices Ventura County Wine Lovers to Celebrate the Season
The Ventura County Winery Association
is holding a passport tasting event
throughout November, inviting guests to enjoy a
five-wine tasting flight at each of six local wineries
VENTURA, CA; (September 20, 2011) – This November, the six urban wineries that comprise the Ventura County Winery Association are inviting locals and visitors to celebrate the season’s bountiful wine grape harvest with a month-long “Harvest Passport” event. Conveniently located just one hour’s drive from Los Angeles, Ventura County’s “urban wine trail” is an ideal weekend getaway or day-trip for out-of-towners.
For just $35, guests can receive a tasting flight of five wines at each of the six member wineries. Passport holders will also receive 10% off wine purchases on the day of their visit. In addition, Passport holders will be entered into a drawing to win one of two prize packages, each consisting of a two-night stay at Marriott Courtyard Camarillo and a Ventura County Winery Association Gift Package, comprised of one bottle from each of the six wineries. The Harvest Passport is valid through the entire month of November, so guests are welcome to visit each winery at their leisure, while taking in Ventura County’s breathtaking ocean views and lush scenery.
What: Ventura County Wine Association’s Harvest Passport event
When: November 1-30, 2011 (see winery websites for tasting room hours)
Where: Six member wineries:
- Bella Victorian Vineyard & Winery, www.bellavictorianvineyard.com (805) 383-8800
- Cantara Cellars, www.cantaracellars.com (805) 484-9600
- Four Brix Winery, www.fourbrixwine.com (805) 256-6006
- Herzog Wine Cellars, www.herzogwinecellars.com (805) 983-1560
- Magnavino Cellars, www.magnavino.com (805) 983-2500
- Old Creek Ranch Winery, www.oldcreekranch.com (805) 649-4132
Cost: $35 per person
Tickets: Purchase online at www.vcwines.com; tickets can also be purchased at any of the six wineries starting October 15.
About the Ventura County Winery Association: Comprised of six producing wineries located in between Ojai and Thousand Oaks, California, the Ventura County Winery Association’s mission is to promote the production and appreciation of fine wines grown or produced in Ventura County. Member wineries produce more than 250 different white, rosé, and red wines using grapes grown in Ventura County and throughout California. They range in size producing less than 100 cases annually to more than 200,000, with most members producing between 1,500 to 5,000 cases. Located less than an hour’s drive from Los Angeles, Ventura County is conveniently located for visitors to enjoy an easy getaway to enjoy the region’s urban wineries, beautiful beaches, and fine dining.