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ADVANCE PURCHASE ONLY - NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR!
THIS SUNDAY!.. The Rhone Rangers ride into Los Angeles, with over 50 wineries pouring their American-grown Rhone wines. The events include a seminar, lunch with the winemakers and a walk-around tasting reception. See different types of tickets (general admission/VIP) below.
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TASTING IN LOS ANGELES:
GENERAL ADMISSION | 3-6pm
This event takes place at Vibiana, an historic site located in the vibrant downtown area of Los Angeles at 214 South Main Street, near the LA Times Building. The General Admission Ticket provides entry to the consumer walk-around tasting from 3 - 6 PM. Taste from over 200 wines poured by more than 50 wineries. Food trucks in the courtyard will provide tasty treats for purchase to complement our wines. Bid on wine and wine-related items at the silent auction; proceeds from the auction will benefit the Rhone Rangers Scholarship Fund. This event ends at 6 PM (last pour at 5:45 PM).
TICKET PRICE: $45
including tasting of all wines, tasting glass yours to keep/take home,
and imported cheese & chocolate sampling from ANCO Fine Cheese
BUY GENERAL ADMISSIONS TICKETS: CLICK HERE
SEMINAR: "RARE WINES, COME TASTE THE UNUSUAL" | 10am
Hilton Doubletree, 120 South Los Angeles St, Los Angeles. Moderated by Shelby Ledgerwood, CWE, Founder, Savant Wines. This seminar will feature 6 wines, including Marsanne (Qupé), Roussanne (Stolpman), Grenache Blanc (Jaffurs), Counoise (Tablas Creek), Cinsault (Michael David) and Carignane (Ridge). These grape varieties are rarely found as single variety wines in the US, so this is a great opportunity to get to taste them!
To attend this seminar you must purchase a VIP Pass (below), which includes a ticket for the seminar, lunch with the winemakers, and early entry to the walk-around tasting along with trade & media. LESS THAN 10 VIP PASSES LEFT!!
VIP PASS INCLUDES
SEMINAR | 10 AM (see above)
+ LUNCH WITH THE WINEMAKERS | 12 noon-1pm
+ WALK-AROUND TASTING | 1-3pm
LESS THAN 10 VIP PASSES LEFT!! LAST TICKETS: CLICK HERE
VIP PASS ticket holders begin the day with an educational wine-tasting seminar from 10am-11:30am at The Hilton Doubletree (120 South Los Angeles St, Los Angeles). After the seminar join us down the street at Vibiana (214 South Main St, Los Angeles) for an informal al fresco lunch in the courtyard with the winemakers from 12 noon - 1pm. VIP Pass attendees will receive complimentary coupons for food for lunch from the food trucks. Winemakers will share their wines with you while you dine and you'll have ample opportunity to talk, taste, move around and hang out with your favorite winemakers before going indoors at Vibiana for the walk-around tasting event, which begins at 1 PM. Sample from over 200 wines from more than 50 wineries as well as imported cheeses & chocolates from ANCO Fine Cheese . Bid on wine and wine-related items at the silent auction; proceeds from the auction will benefit the Rhone Rangers Scholarship Fund. The VIP walk-around tasting ends at 3 PM, but you are welcome to stay a little longer for the Consumer General Admission Tasting which ends at 6 PM (last pour is 5:45 PM).
(includes also tasting glass yours to keep/take home)
TICKET PRICE: $95.
BUY VIP PASSES HERE. ALMOST SOLD OUT!!
50+ Participating Wineries include:
Andrew Murray - Anglim - Big Basin - Bonny Doon - Calcareous
Caliza - Cass Winery - Clautiere Vineyard - Clavo Cellars - Cornerstone Cellars
Curtis Winery - Derby Wine Estates - Donelan Wines - Ecluse Wines
Epiphany Cellars - Fess Parker - Halter Ranch - Jaffurs Wine Cellars
J. Lohr - Kale Wines - Kaleidos - Kenneth Volk Vineyards
Kieran Robinson Wines - Larner Vineyard & Winery - L'Aventure
Law Estate Wines - Martinelli Winery - Meyer Family Cellars - Michael-David Winery
Minassian-Young - Mira Winery - Mitchella Vineyard & Winery
Morgan Winery - Mounts Family Winery - Petrichor Vineyards - Pipestone
Pomar Junction - Proulx Wines - Qupe - Refugio Ranch
Ridge Vineyards - Silver Wines - Steinbeck Vineyards & Winery
Stolpman Vineyards - Summerwood Winery - Tablas Creek
Tercero Wines - Treana & Hope Family Wines - Two Shepherds
Vina Robles - Vines on the Marycrest - Wrath - Zaca Mesa
SEE THE VIDEO FROM AN EARLIER
RHONE RANGERS TASTING: CLICK HERE
Public Transit: Get off the Redline at Civic Center or the Goldline at Little Tokyo/Arts District.
Vibiana is about 4 blocks from either station.
Parking is available at Paragon Parking adjacent to Vibiana.
Who are the Rhone Rangers?
The Rhone Rangers are a group of roughly 150 wineries dedicated to making wines from the 22 grape varieties originally made famous in France’s Rhone Valley: see white and red Rhone grapes. These varieties range from the better-known Syrah and Viognier to the up-and-coming Mourvèdre, Grenache and Roussanne, to obscure (but delicious) grapes like Counoise and Picpoul. The Rhone Rangers started from a small gathering of American vintners who began meeting informally in the 1980s. As their numbers expanded, the group organized under the name “Rhone Rangers.” The Rhone Rangers is a non-profit organization focused on promoting the enjoyment of Rhone varietal wines produced in the United States. These grapes include the 22 traditional varieties approved by the French government for the Côtes du Rhone, as well as Durif (Petite Sirah). In order for a winery to join the Rhone Rangers, they must produce at least one wine that contains 75% of any single approved varietal (or combination of these varietals).
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Dress code: Casual
Must be 21 and over to attend.
Every guest's ID will be checked at check-in.
Please enjoy responsibly.
This event is organized by the Rhone Rangers
DON'T FORGET ALSO TO RSVP YES WITH YOUR MEETUP GROUP:
LA Wine & Food Meetup
Santa Monica Wine Meetup
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ
a RSVP on Meetup does NOT guarantee you entry. You need to PRE-PAY for your ticket to guarantee you entry. NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. Absolutely NO exceptions.
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