It’s nearly Summer time and the sun soaked food and wine festivals are in full swing. The Rhone Rangers ride into Los Angeles on Sunday, June 23, 2013, (3-6pm) with over 40 wineries pouring their American-grown Rhone wines. The event, which takes place every year at Vibiana, features over 200 wines poured by more than 40 wineries. The Rhône wine region is centered in the heart of Southern France, situated in the Rhône river valley. But these wines are from good old ‘merica. These blends typically contain Syrah, but can contain blends of the four major
Rhone grape varietals: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Cinsaut.
Sunday’s event will feature wines from Andrew Murray, Epiphany Cellars, Halter Ranch, Vines on the Marycrest, Tablas Creek, Vina Robles, Zaca Mesa and more than 40 others. Like few other so called wine events, this one is really about the wine, and the quality of the wine makers. General admission tickets cost just $45 and get you 3 hours of unlimited wines and access to purchase snacks from a small gathering of food trucks.
Get VIP tickets, which include tickets to a rare wine seminar, moderated by Shelby Ledgerwood, CWE, Founder, Savant Wines. The seminar will feature 6 wines, including Marsanne (Qupé), Roussanne (Stolpman), Grenache Blanc (Jaffurs), Counoise (Tablas Creek), Cinsault (Michael-David) and Carignane (Ridge). Then enjoy an informal al fresco with the wine makers, and early access to taste the wines from 1-3 PM. Worth more than the price of admission.