Next Sunday June 5, the Rhone Rangers ride into downtown Los Angeles. Sample wines from some of the top California Rhone varietal wine producers and rub elbows with the winemakers themselves at this highly anticipated event taking place at the beautiful and historic Vibiana. Particpating wineries include Vines on the Marycrest, Adelaida Cellars, Qupe, Zaca Mesa, Stolpman, Tablas Creek, and many many more.
What exactly are Rhone wines? It’s a wine made from the 22 different grape varieties that are found in France’s Rhone Valley. Including the better-known Syrah and Viognier, to the up and coming Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Roussanne, to the truly obscure (but delicious) Counoise, Bourboulenc and Picpoul. One of our favorite blends of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre (also known as a GSM), is a beautiful display of what Rhone wine is all about.
There will be more than 200 red and white wines being poured, along with over 40 winemakers. So plan on on cabbing it. What would a wine event be without food? So yes, there will be food trucks with food available for purchase. Tickets to the general tasting are just $45. There are still tickets available for the Backstage Pass which includes early entry, and informal picnic-style lunch that gives you a chance to mingle and talk vino with the winemakers themselves, while enjoying free food from the food trucks. Backstage Pass tickets are $85. Get your tickets here. Here’s the video from last years event.