Tuesday, June 26, 2012

5th Annual Ventura County Wine Trail Celebration

A spicy affair in downtown Oxnard ...


at Heritage Square.


The Ventura County Wine Trail Celebration
eSmooth supplied good tunes


The Wineries of The Ventura County Wine Trail

Thursday night in Oxnard was a great way to do a mini-tour of the Ventura County Wine Trail wineries all in one place.

Memorable wines I tasted from the wine trail wineries included:
- 2009 Temptress and 2009 Scosso red wines from Four Brix
- 2009 Sangiovese and 2009 Tempranillo from Magnavino
- 2009 Brooklyn Pinot Noir from Bella Victorian
- 2009 Dulcinea, Red Wine from San Vicente
- 2006 Cab/Syrah from Rancho Ventavo
- 2009 Merlot from Casa Barranca
- 2009 Petite Syrah from Cantara
- 2010 Pinot Noir from Vino V

I also enjoyed tasting wine from Alma Sol, the micro-boutique winery from Simi Valley.  They poured a 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon - Paso Robles that was rich and well-balanced.

The gourmet food was everywhere.  I tried something from most of the restaurants: Alhoa Steakhouse, Cafe Zack, The Kitchen, Sugar Beets, TOI Tapas Bar, Twenty88, Tierra Sur, and Paradise Pantry. 
Paradise Pantry
Twenty88
Alhoa Steakhouse
Cafe Zack
TOI Tapas Bar
The Kitchen supplied a swirly sweet ending!
Going to Heritage Square in Oxnard is a great way to celebrate the beginning of summer while sampling the best wine and food in Ventura County.