California Wine Festival – Winter Wine Classic 2016

5th Annual Winter Wine Classic
California’s Most Talented Winemakers Gather Once Again

Santa Barbara, California, a location known for its beautiful weather, sandy beaches, and, of course, wine. Home to some of the most famous wineries in California, it is no wonder why Santa Barbara was chosen, yet again, to host the 5th Annual Winter Wine Classic on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Wineries from across the state will gather at the luxurious The Fess Parker – A Doubletree by Hilton Resort to promote and celebrate fine wine, foods and lifestyle of California.

California Wine Festival LLC, based in Santa Barbara, is well known for their popular “California Wine Festivals” held around the state each year. This organization, whose events were named in the Top Culinary Festivals and Wine Events in 2015, was founded on the vision of charity, education for the general consumer, and recognition of the wine and culinary offerings of California. To celebrate their fifth year holding the Winter Wine Classic, they have secured an array of ultra-elite winemaking masters that are rarely seen together at a single wine tasting gathering.

“Most wine events would be thrilled to have one or two of these superstars pour at their event,” Emily Kaufmann, Executive Director said. “So having nearly 100 classic California wines of this legendary stature at one event is truly a rare chance for fine wine lovers to taste the very best all in one place,” Kaufmann continued. The event will include famous names from the wine world like Bernardus Winery, Charles Krug, Alma Rosa, Chateau Margene and J Lohr Vineyards as well as artisan gold-medal producers such as Ahnfeldt, Beckmen, and Tablas Creek who will pour their ultra-premium wines and delight the hundreds of oenophiles in attendance. Hundreds will attend to experience these award-winning wines while enjoying the sounds of local musicians.

A wide variety of delectable wine-worthy gourmet morsels will be paired and offered by some of the region’s most notable chefs in this grandeur wine and food celebration. Top Santa Barbara restaurants include Blush Restaurant, Cielito, Enterprise Fish Company, Paxti’s Pizza, I`a Fish Market & Café, Rodney’s Grill and many more!

The Winter Wine Classic will also feature a silent auction and cork pull fundraiser to benefit the FoodBank of Santa Barbara County. The FoodBank distributes more than 9.7 million pounds of food in Santa Barbara County throughout the year. Because of their vision to end hunger and their commitment to transform the health of Santa Barbara Country, the California Wine Festival welcomes the chance to help this incredible organization. In addition, the California Wine Festival secured itself as a member of 1% for the Planet, a global movement of companies donating at least 1% of their annual net revenues to environmental organizations worldwide.

“We expect a sell-out for this event due to the stature of the wines being poured and also the limited number of tickets going on sale,” Kaufmann continued. “We’re excited to bring such a prestigious world-class event to Santa Barbara, and only wish we had more than the 600 tickets available so more people could experience such an amazing wine event!” Ms. Kaufmann concluded.

Event and ticket information are available on the company’s website, Contact Marissa McClure for more information.