Tuesday, February 18, 2014

2nd Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association Wine Festival

Discover a Heavenly Oasis Just Outside of Downtown
Los Angeles of Decadent Wine+Food+Music at the 2nd Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners 
Wine & Jazz Festival

Los Angeles County (March 27, 2014) - The Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association  2nd Annual Vintners Festival & Jazz In the Vineyard Event on Saturday, April 26, from 11am-4pm, at Reyes Winery in Agua Dulce, just 45 minutes north of downtown Los Angeles, features an unparalleled mix of great locally-produced wine and food, paired with illustrious live jazz music performed in a breathtakingly beautiful vineyard setting. 

“You might say we’ve created a kind of ‘holy trinity’ for voluptuaries of decadent wine+food+music in a heavenly oasis right outside of Downtown Los Angeles,” says Cyndee Donato of Donato Family Vineyard and Antelope Valley Winery, a Winemaker and member of the Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association. “And, the beauty of it is, almost no one knows we’re here, so our guests get to be the first to discover this burgeoning, wine frontier.”

Local Wine, Breweries, & Spirits Tastings will be from, among others, San Antonio Winery, --  Alonso Family Vineyards --  Bobcat --Chavez Vineyards-- Du Nasi -- Golden Star Vineyards  --  Harris Wine Biz  -- High Desert Cellars -- Coruce Vineyards -- Oasis Vineyards -- Six Foulkes -- Magellan Gin   -- Agua Dulce Winery -- Absenthe -- Pulchella Winery -- Rhum Barbancourt   -- Reyes Winery -- Anhueser-Busch and other SPVVA Members. 

Gourmet Bites will be supplied by delicious artisan food producers such as
Le Chene French Cuisine -- Portos Bakery -- Truffles n Toffee  --  California Bakery -- Gourmet Blends and more to be announced.

The 2014 Festival’s Jazz-In-the-Vineyard Musical Lineup includes:
Quattro, the 2013 Latin Jazz Grammy Nominee for Best New Artist, a fresh, new innovative ensemble blending  Latin + Pop + Jazz + Classical creating their unique sound. Their debut album is "POPZZICAL". Read more…

Lauren Koval, jazz vocalist & Paul McDonald, keyboardist and arranger, performing Latin Jazz & Standards from the Great American Songbook. Read more…

Jon Stephen, Tropical Brazilian Guitarist, performing his own genre of all original music of magical compositions ranging from smoky jazz to breezy bossa nova to serrano-like flamenco. Read more…

Still Moving Project, a group of dedicated, fun-loving musicians, making beautiful original music with a unique brand of melodic rock, country, folk, and jazz.  

The Arts & Crafts Exhibit will feature local artists including the find woodworks of Carlos Bacelar, Isidora Designs, DeSigns by Sandra Lane, and Prussmeier Pens. Also, MCigar returns with his highly coveted, hand-rolled fine smokes.

A portion of the proceeds from the festival will benefit College of the Canyons, the Institute for the Culinary Arts, scheduled to open fall 2014.  Sponsors for the event include Union Bank of California,  Galpin Motors, Rec Solar, TeeItUp, and All-American Containers. For more information on the 2014 Festival, and a up-to-date list of participants including wineries and other vendors, artists’ biographies and photographs, please visit the SPVVA website.

Media Contact: Georgina Stassi, Stassi & Associates, Media Relations for the Wine & Culinary Industry; georgina.stassi@gmail.com; 310-613-7445. Find a Media Pass Request Form on SPVVA website. Reyes Winery is located at 10262 Sierra Highway in Agua Dulce, CA 91390.

About Sierra Pelona Valley AVA and SPVVA Vintners Association:
The Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association is an organization that brings together the talents and resources of its members, partners and community in order to promote the production and appreciation of fine wines grown or produced within the Sierra Pelona Valley AVA. 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 Vintners on Facebook and follow along on Twitter.


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