June Wine/Brew/Music Festivals to check out in Ojai, LA, Santa Barbara

The next three weekends in June each have a fun wine festival in Southern California that YOU should attend!

First up, on Sunday June 11 from 11:30 (for VIPs) to 4pm  is OJAI’s Wine Festival presented by Rotary Club of Ojai-West now in its 31st year! This is Sue’s absolutely most FAVORITE WINE FESTIVAL; Continue reading

Select April Events in Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties



April always explodes not only with wildflowers around here, but with wine events too. Here on the central coast, it’s a great time to get out and about, see the green hillsides brimming with colorful orange poppies, purple lupine, yellow daisies of different kinds, and mustard.  Read on to learn more about where you should go: Hospice du Rhone in Paso Robles, Champagne on Main in Ventura, California Wine and Jazz Fest at the Four Seasons Westlake, and the 34th Annual Santa Barbara Vintners Festival Grand Tasting.


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Mark Your Calendars: Ojai Wine Festival 6/8 and VC Wine Trail Celebration 6/19

734907_10152416989915582_1910459839_nIf you missed out on last weekend’s LA Wine Fest or Ventura County’s fundraiser for Casa Pacifica, no worries, there are plenty more wine festivals as well as concerts, BBQs and many other events to come this June and throughout the summer!

Plan now to attend Sunday’s  28th annual Ojai Wine Festival and mark your calendars for the 7th annual Ventura County Wine Trail Celebration Thursday, June 19 from 5:30-8pm. Better yet, get your tickets now because as I reported here last year, it sells out–and here’s why!

First, coming up this Sunday June 8th from noon-4pm is the 28th Annual Ojai Wine Festival. Located  on the shores of Lake Casitas  Continue reading

Two SoCal Wine Festivals To Prowl This Weekend!

Wine Predator plans to prowl this weekend at two Southern California wine festivals this weekend: LA WineFest which runs  June 9 and 10, and the 26th Annual Ojai Wine Fest Sunday June 10 from 1-5pm on the shores of Lake Casitas near Ojai, CA. Continue reading

Flag Day June 14: Food or Wine? Art or Music?

ojai wine festival posterYes you have to choose–food or wine, music or art–on June 14.

Will you get your hands dirty at Devin Slavin and the Grow Food Party Crew’s permaculture workshop June 14?

Or stain your teeth red with fabulous wines at the Ojai Wine Fest from 12-5pm:

The Ojai Wine Festival is a Charity Event

The Ojai Wine Festival is the major fund-raiser for the

Rotary Club of Ojai-West

Of course there are other options: the Ojai Music Festival (OMF 6/12 review & Flag Day dilemna: hear music, taste wine, grow food, or make art? Part 1 no alcohol allowed although people sneak it in). OR make art by silk screening t-shirts with the Ventura Bicyclists Union from 10:30-2:30 which I am hosting!

Of course we will have wine and be playing music and talking about gardening and food coops so maybe you or I can have it all by making art! Comment below or email me for more details!

If you choose to grow food, here’s the details on the permaculture workshop: Continue reading