Calling all wine lovers!! This Saturday, November 8, 2014, the inaugural event, West of the West Wine Festival “WOW” hosted by West Sonoma Vintners and Orange Coast Magazine will be happening at the Honda Center, Grand Terrace, 2695 East Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806 from 10am-2pm. All food and wine will be included in the purchase of a ticket!
I am excited to be invited as a guest from Celebrity Cruises that will be sampling West Coast Sonoma Vintner’s Hartford Family Wines at the event! Celebrity Cruises will also feature information about the cruise line’s award-winning culinary and wine
programs and there will also be a chance to win a Caribbean cruise, swag giveaways and there will be a prize wheel prizes featuring wine skins, wine glasses, plush robes, bottle toppers, wine charms, recipe booklets and more!
This awesome event will include tastings from 31 unique wineries from the cool coastal climate of the West Sonoma Coast, considered one of the world’s leading regions for pinot noir, chardonnay, and syrah. Participating wineries will include: 32 Winds, Alma Fria, Ceritas Wines, Claypool Cellars, Cross Barn by Paul Hobbs, DuMol, Emeritus Vineyards, Ernest, Failla, Flowers Vineyard & Winery, Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery, Freeman Vineyard & Winery, Gros Ventre Cellars, Hartford, Joseph Phelps Vineyard, La Pitchoune Winery, La Rue, Lattanzio, Littorai, Martinelli Winery, Peay Vineyards, Ramey Wine Cellars, Red Car Wines, Senses Wines, Siduri, Small Vines, Sojourn Cellars, Soliste, Sonoma Coast Vineyards, Wayfarer,and Zepaltas.
Tickets & times for this event will be as follows:
- 10-11 am: VIP Preview Hour + Grand Tasting: $200 (online only)
- 11 am – 2 pm: Grand Tasting: $175 (online and at door)
Here is the Dani’s Decadent Deal part!! There is a special ticket offer to gain access to a special $99 ticket offer on General Grand Tasting tickets ($175 value) by using the promotional code: WOWOC on the website: www.orangecoast.com/wowoc This deal is almost half price tickets!! 🙂
Another great deal being offered is that there will be an awesome rate offered from the driving service, Lyft to ensure safe rides to the event! Use code: WOWOC for a free first ride with Lyft up to $25!
VIP early access will include reserve and specialty wine pouring by select West Sonoma Coast wineries on the terrace and food service will begin at 11 am.
Grand Tasting & Entertainment from 11am to 2pm will include a Sommelier Challenge between Orange County’s top sommeliers and wine experts, hosted by Next Vintage Wine Shop at Charlie Palmer; delicious gourmet tastings from Chef Jojo Doyle of Grand Terrace at Honda Center, Chef Saekyong Kim of Charlie Palmer, Chef David Shofner of Wineworks for Everyone, Chef Alex Dale of Sealegs Wine Bar, Chef Andrew Sutton of Carthay Circle, Co-Executive Chefs Salvatore Ferrara and Gino Buonanoce of Antonello Ristorante and Chef Imran Ali of Tamarind of London. There will also be tastings and desserts from Bread Artisan Bakery, OC Donut Bar, and the Amazing Grapes Wine Bar.
Tickets for this event will include one complimentary parking pass and a one-year subscription to Orange Coast magazine. You must be 21 to attend this event. Hope to see you there! 🙂
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OMG, what a total deal!
Thank you so much for posting this. I have so many friends that I can forward this to!
We love wine and we love saving money!
Awesome! Please do share. It should be a really fun event and is a pretty great deal for all of the different restaurants and wineries you have an opportunity to try. 🙂
I love a food fest, but a booze related one even better. All I can add is double fist away and fill your boots!
I love it! 🙂 Food and wine fests are my personal favorite!:)
I have never heard of this but it looks like tons of fun and who doesn’t love a cruise?!
This event should be a blast! There are so many wineries I have never visited in attendance that I look forward to trying:)
Wow – this sounds like an amazing deal and event!
Thanks Laurel:) I look forward to attending!
whoa, i just came across this site, thank you for making this available!
You are so very welcome! I am glad you enjoyed my article! I hope to see you at the event:)
You get to attend such great events. Sounds fun.
Thanks Jim! I am looking forward to it:)
Amazing deals! Thank you for the tips and you look so pretty on those photos.