OXNARD WINERIES LAUNCH PREMIER TASTING EVENT
2011 Wine on the Water Cruise Gets Rave Reviews
by Bonnie Carroll
September 11, 2011 marked the premier Wine on the Water event presented by AM Boat Charters – Scarlett Belle, the Three Oxnard Wineries of Herzog – Magnavino – Rancho Ventavo, and La Dolce Vita Ristorante Catering.
The enchanting Scarlett Belle River Boat, filled with fine wine and food aficionados, traveled through the Channel Island Harbor waterways as all on board sipped wine from the three wineries of Oxnard and savored delicious hors d’ouvre created by executive chef/owner Michelle Kinney of La Dolce Vita Ristorante and Catering.
Faye Hawes of Rancho Ventavo, Robert Wagner of Magnavino and public relations representative David Whitmore of Herzog all shared their excitement to launch this new wine tasting experience on the Channel Island riverboat, which was built, owned and operated by a local couple.
Guests enjoyed live guitar music and views of exquisite Channel Island homes, as sommelier Tim Robertson shared his expertise with wine lovers on board. A bevy of wine servers and representatives from the wineries also gave the sailing sippers specifics on the three Oxnard wines. Everyone agreed this first venture for the three Oxnard wines was a delightful success and look forward to making it an ongoing event for California wine lovers. For winery information contact www.ranchoventano.com; www.magnavino.com, Herzog.com and for La Dolce Vita visit www.theldv.com. Scarlett Belle visit www.scarlettbelle.com.