by Mark & Debbie Bailey
Owners, The Wine Room Gallery, PMC
Fine wine lovers; mark your calendars for Saturday, June 11, for the annual Pine Mountain Club “Wine in the Pines” in the Pine Mountain Village Center, an easy and scenic 90-minute drive from Ventura.
From 1 to 4 pm (noon to 4 pm with a VIP ticket) you’ll be able to taste exciting wines from throughout California’s wine-growing regions, with dozens of premiere wineries to choose from, including Ventura’s premium winery, Plan B. If you need a break from too much fine wine, then enjoy some cold craft beer or cider from several wonderful breweries. And then there’s the food; some of Kern County’s favorite restaurants will be on hand serving everything from classic gourmet finger-food to good-ol’ western barbeque, to Asian and other culinary delights to compliment the fine wine. Want a food pairing for the brews? Then how about a bacon wrapped gourmet hot dog from “Brazil’s Gourmet Hot Dogs” of Bakersfield? Feel like cooling off and satisfying that exotic sweet tooth? “Mountain Dream Café and Ice Cream” will be serving ice cream topped with Late Harvest Pomar Junction Viognier.
Due to its immense popularity last year, we will once again have a specific Lompoc Wine Ghetto section in the PMC Village Center, featuring many of the wonderful Ghetto Wineries.
Great live music and wine-themed vendors completes this wonderful heavenly mountain setting. Proceeds this year benefits the American Cancer Society and various local non-profits.
You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets for Wine in the Pines and Id’s will be checked at the entrance. General Admission to the wine festival is just $55 in advance and $70 at the door if any tickets remain. VIP tickets which allows for an intimate early noon entry are $80.00 and must be purchased in advance. This event usually sells out, so buy your tickets early. Admission includes wine & beer tasting, a logo glass, a logo tote bag, a custom wine glass holder plate, fabulous food, live music and scenery like none other.
Pine Mountain Club is located just 20 minutes west of Interstate 5 at the Frazier Park exit. For a map and directions, hotel and cabin rental links and other information, go to www.wineinthepines.com, or email [email protected].
Tickets for Wine in the Pines can be purchased online at the event website: www.wineinthepines.com. Wineries wishing to pour at this world-class event can click on the winery link also located on our website.