12th Annual L.A. Wine Fest Offers Two Days of Tasting in DTLA
This summer, LA Wine Fest invites Angelenos to enjoy a weekend drinking wine with two separate day sessions on June 17 and 18. Now in its 12th consecutive year, the festival is moving downtown to Market Row, part of the Row DTLA complex.
The festival gathers wineries from all around the world, including Bonterra Organic Vineyards from Mendocino in California, Josh Cellars from Napa Valley, and Rebel Coast Winery from Santa Barbara. Old World Vines, meanwhile, specializes in ancient varietals from Greece, Hungary, and Slovenia, and Yarden Wines which features Israeli wines.
For wine lovers who are looking to taste something more special and hard to find, there is an option to upgrade for access to the Boutique Winery Garden. The Boutique Winery Garden features wineries that produce less than 2000 cases of wine each year. These boutique wineries include Ascension Cellars, Cloak & Dagger Wines, Vinemark Cellars, and Cowboy Canyon Winery.
Guests can take a break in between sipping wines with some beers and ciders. Beers will be poured by Baja Brewing Company, Ballast Point Brewing Co, Lagunitas, Peroni, and others. The festival organizers know guests need some food to soak up all that wine. There will be food for purchase with vendors curated by Smorgasburg LA, which includes Crispy Cuban, Batterfish, Mad Pambazos, and Churro Boss.
Water from Icelandic Glacial will be on hand to hydrate festival goers while Pasquini Coffee will perk them up for another sip of wine. Guests can also shop from the lifestyle exhibitors that will be present at the festival—such as Laguna Salt Company, Sogno Toscano Olive Oil Boutique, Jewelree Bar, and Fancifull Fine Foods and Gift Baskets.
General admission tickets are $70 per person. All access pass is $100 per person and includes access to the Boutique Winery Garden. Only 400 All Access tickets will be available per day. Designated driver tickets are also available for $25. Parking at the lot on premise is available for $18 on Saturday and $4.50 on Sunday. While wines cannot be sold on premise, most wineries will have special offers for attendees to make online purchases.