Wednesday, January 30, 2013

3rd Annual Santa Clarita WineFest!

It's that time of year again! Yep, it's the 3rd Annual Santa Clarita WineFest, happening on March 2, 2013; 2pm-6pm (Trade, media and VIPs: 1pm), at the Bridgeport Marketplace - 24061 Newhall Ranch Rd, Valencia, CA 91355, and the Goddess of Wine will be there with her team of sommeliers and wineaux to assist in the fun!

The Santa Clarita WineFest returns to the Bridgeport Marketplace on March 2, 2013. This marks the third annual event, which features wines, spirits, brews, a cigar tent, gourmet food trucks, lifestyle exhibitors, and music. Notables such as Cielo Malibu Estate Wineyards, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Reyes Winery, and Roxo Port Cellars will be present, plus many more. (See for complete participant list.)

Tickets are now available for purchase on Use discount code
EveWine101 to get your tickets for only $40!

Friday, January 25, 2013


The Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival has been postponed due to weather!


What: First Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival

When: Saturday, January 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Reyes Winery, 10262 Sierra Highway in Agua Dulce, CA 91390.
For directions, visit

Postponement Date: April 20, 2013

Last night, the Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association announced the postponement of their 1st Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival and Early Morning Vineyard Hike benefitting the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital that will now be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Big news from the Sierra Pelona Valley AVA...

Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival Announces the Addition of an Early Morning Vineyard Hike Adventure

LOS ANGELES COUNTY (January 20, 2013) - Winemaker Robert Reyes will lead an early morning Festival Vineyard Hike into the Sierra Pelona Foothills, on Saturday January 26, 2013 beginning promptly at 8:00 a.m. until 10:00a.m. The hike will begin at Reyes Winery, where the festival is being held, which is located just 45 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.  Hikers will gather at Reyes Winery by 7:30am to begin an intermediate level hike that will ascend into the foothills to nearly 4,000 feet and across the scenic ridge overlooking the valley and vineyards.  Hikers will be able to learn about the vineyards and the amazing terroir that produces some of the area’s award winning wines. Hikers will also get to choose to hike the 2-hour advanced level trail or to take the 1.5-hour intermediate level route. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

East Coast Wining...

In November, the fabulous Eve Bushman invited a few of us to her home to taste wines from Maryland. Did you know there are over 400 wines being made in Maryland? Susan Southard, publisher of Welcome to Maryland Wine Country magazine, was in SoCal to visit family, and decided to mix business with pleasure by bringing along some wines for some California writers to taste. Eve hosted winemaker Shawn Shai Halahmy, Debra Bizek, Mary Bradway, winemaker and writer Russ Briley, and yours truly.
It turned out to be a very interesting evening which made me research the Maryland wine community. Thanks, Eve and Susan!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Starting off the New Year with Champagne...

January Bubblies!
Happy New Year! Yeah, I know we're already two weeks in, but this is the first post of 2013, so we're starting off with a bang. Or is that a pop? The Champagne corks were definitely popping on Wednesday night for the first meeting of the Wineaux of the Goddess at our favorite hangout, Fab's Corner Cucina in Sherman Oaks.

After 12 interesting months of tasting specific varietals in 2012, we decided that 2013 would be the year of "regionality," and started off with the region of Champagne. Très délicieux! Our merry team of Wineaux were instructed to bring a bottle of Champagne - bubbles from anywhere else would cause pain and embarrassment to the bringer!