Monday, April 27, 2015

Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival 2015

The Third Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival was held recently at Reyes Winery in Agua Dulce. The nonprofit fundraiser raised money for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Santa Clarita which will be be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:00 am at Central Park in Santa Clarita. 
The festival showcased over 100 wines from the Sierra Pelona Valley and Antelope Valley AVAs and from as far away as Paso Robles. Breweries and tequila producers from Southern California, fine dining restaurants, gourmet food companies, and artists & craftsman from the Santa Clarita area were there with something for everyone. Live entertainment on stage included The Still Moving Project, Just Us, and Sierra Highway.
The event was well attended by some dedicated and hearty patrons willing to brave the unusually cool and (later in the day) rainy spring weather. Robert Reyes, artist, owner and wine maker at Reyes Winery was on the job again, as every year, ensuring that the event went very well.
I enjoyed the third annual wine festival this year and was glad to see some new wineries pouring their wines. As usual, the food was fantastic and there was plenty of it! I especially liked the set played by The Still Moving Project.
The Still Moving Project
There's only one thing I would change about this festival, and that's how they have messed up the name of TASTE N TRIP in their publication for the last two years.
The "corrected" version in 2014.
I appreciate the acknowledgement very much and the fact that they can spell "Gary Coon" correctly, but TASTE N TRIP, come on, how hard can that be? Especially after I mentioned it last year and joked about it in the blog. I guess I was too indirect.
Listed right above "The Clarita Santa Signal Valley" in 2015.
So it isn't TRIP N TASTE, it's TASTE N TRIP! Word dyslexia is a dangerous thing, maybe that's why I never get any email...
Photo of Gary Coon by Lee Williams