Sunday June 3rd 2012
|Where||Vibiana - 210 South Main Street - Los Angeles, |
|Time||3:30 PM - 6:00 PM|
|Cost||$45 General / $85 Backstage pass (early entry at 2p and lunch)|
|Event Page Link||Event Page|
||The Rhone Rangers ride into Los Angeles on Sunday, June 3, 2012, with over 40 winery members pouring their American-grown Rhone wines. All events take place this year at the recently renovated Vibiana, an historic site located in the vibrant downtown area of Los Angeles at 214 South Main Street, near the LA Times Building.|
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS, SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 3:30 - 6 PM. The General Admission Ticket provides entry to the consumer walk-around tasting from 3:30 - 6 PM. Taste from over 200 wines poured by more than 40 wineries. Food trucks in the courtyard will provide tasty treats for purchase to complement our wines. Bid on wine and wine-related items at the silent auction; proceeds from the auction will benefit the Rhone Rangers Scholarship Fund. This event ends at 6 PM. $45.
BACKSTAGE PASS TICKETS FOR LUNCH WITH THE WINEMAKERS PLUS THE WALK-AROUND TASTING, SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2 - 6 PM. Just 100 "Backstage Pass" tickets are available. The Backstage Pass includes an informal picnic-style lunch outdoors in the courtyard with the winemakers from 2-3:30 PM, as well as entry to the consumer walk-around tasting from 3:30 - 6 PM (General Admission). Backstage attendees will receive complimentary coupons for food for lunch from the food trucks. Winemakers will share their wines with you while you dine and you'll have ample opportunity to talk, taste, and hang out with your favorite winemakers before going indoors for the walk-around tasting event. Bid on wine and wine-related items at the silent auction; proceeds from the auction will benefit the Rhone Rangers Scholarship Fund. This event ends at 6 PM.$85.
The Rhone Rangers is a non-profit, educational organization, established to provide information and understanding of American-grown Rhone wine grapes and wines produced from those grapes. As criteria for membership, "Rhone Ranger" wines must contain 75% traditional Rhone varieties, as approved by the French government for grapes grown in the Cote-du-Rhone. Additionally, all wines must comply with BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) regulations for label content.