When:
June 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Where:
Lake Casitas Recreation Area’s Wadleigh Arm Event Site
11093 Santa Ana Road
Ventura, CA 93001, Ventura
CA 93001
Contact:
Rotary Club of Ojai West Foundation, Inc.

The 32nd Annual Ojai Wine Festival is the longest running wine festival on Central California’s Coast and we have it dialed! Overlooking scenic Lake Casitas in the Ojai Valley, The Ojai Wine Festival is an idyllic venue to taste award winning wines & amazing craft beers.  Don’t miss out on all the fun! Over sixty wineries and thirty breweries will be represented along with restaurants selling delicious food selections. Patrons can shop to their heart’s delight among the arts and crafts booths. Take a free boat ride on the rotary boat and experience the beauty of Lake Casitas. Bid on the Silent Wine Auction featuring fine wines, craft brews, spirits, private tasting parties, VIP tours of wineries, award winning spirits, craft beers and much more! Boogie on the lakeside dance floor to live music and get into the groove! The Ojai Wine Festival is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Ojai-West Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization. 100% of proceeds go to fund local community and international projects. This year a portion of our proceeds will benefit Thomas Fire Relief.


General Admission includes unlimited tasting of wine and beer in the Main Tasting Area and official Ojai Wine Festival crystal wine glass = $60 event day. General Admission Non-drink tickets are $25 available only on event day. Children 12 years and under gain free admission only in the Main Tasting Area with a paying adult. Children must be monitored at all times.


General Admission Premier tickets includes all the benefits of general admission + early 11:00 am entry, meet and greet with Barefoot Wines & Bubbly at event’s VIP grand entrance and receive a glass of Barefoot Bubbly, enjoy one hour early intimate tasting of wines and beer in the Main Tasting Area before the main crowd arrives = $75 on event day. -Limited to 300 people, all sales are final, no refunds, does not include use of VIP Lounge


VIP admission includes all the benefits of general admission + early 11:00 am entry, meet and greet with Barefoot Wines & Bubbly at event’s VIP grand entrance and receive a glass of Barefoot Bubbly, enjoy one hour early intimate tasting of wines and beer in the Main Tasting Area starting at 11 am before the main crowd arrives. Opening at 11:30am, the VIP Lounge offers shared premium shaded seating along lakefront, fine wines & craft beers by the glass, spirits & hors d’oeuvres. Solely offered in the VIP Lounge is a supreme selection of fine wines and specialty beers by the glass along with spirits and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres. These items are not available in the Main Tasting Area.  There are no children allowed in the VIP Lounge, you must be 21 years or older to enter. Seating is limited and shared by all VIP guests. VIP tickets are limited and may sell out. VIP tickets = $150 on event day. VIP Non-drink tickets = $80 on event day.


Buy your tickets early and save big!!! Take advantage of the lower pre-sale ticket prices and save up to 20% off the event day pricing when purchased in the first pre-sale ticket tier. Put a group of 10 or more of your favorite friends together to save even more; between 10 and 20 percent off select current pre-sale ticket pricing when purchased before event day. Parking is $10 or if you don’t want to drive, take the free shuttle from Ojai!


The Ojai Wine Festival is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Ojai-West Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization. 100% of proceeds go to fund local community and international projects.


This is a rain or shine event all sales are final and there are no refunds. By attending the event, you accept that pictures or video may be taken of you and used for advertising purposes. Please drink responsibly and have a designated driver to take you home or plan for a hired driver or shuttle ride.


Event Restrictions:



  • You must be of legal drinking age to purchase a drinking ticket and consume alcoholic beverages. (21 years or older) Be prepared to show your ID for proof of age before receiving your entry wristband.

  • You must purchase a VIP admission to enter the VIP Lounge. No one under 21 years of age is allowed to enter the VIP Lounge, no children. 

  • VIP Lounge food must be consumed in the VIP Lounge and not removed from the canopy area.

  • You must be of legal drinking age to bid on the silent wine auction. (21 years or older)

  • If you are bringing children to the event, they must be accompanied by paying adult and monitored at all times. Children are allowed in the Main Tasting Area, NOT the VIP Lounge. 

  • Designated Driver/Non-Drinking tickets do not include alcohol consumption; you will be asked to leave the event or purchase a drinking admission ticket if you choose to consume alcohol with a Non-Drinking Admission. Sharing alcoholic beverages with a Non-Drinking patron is not allowed. 

  • No smoking except for in designated smoking areas away from the main event.

  • No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed on premises – no exceptions

  • No pets

  • No emotional support animals or comfort pets

  • No large umbrellas or shade pop-ups

  • All bags and coolers will be inspected before entering the event.

  • All vehicles must be empty in the event parking area by 7pm on event day when the gates are locked. All vehicles must be removed from the parking area by noon, the day after the event if left overnight. Any vehicles left after that time will be towed at the owner’s expense.


What can you bring in the event?



  • Picnic baskets and coolers with food

  • Non-alcoholic beverages in sealed containers

  • Low rise chairs

  • Blankets

  • Small sun umbrellas, (If your umbrella is too large and causes a disruption, you will be asked to take it down.)

  • Children are allowed in the Main Tasting Area and 12 years and under are free admission.

  • Seeing eye dogs are allowed with their accompanying blind owner.


 


FAQs


 


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?


You must be 21 years or older to consume alcoholic beverages or enter the VIP Lounge area. There are no children allowed in the VIP Lounge. Young adults from age 13 to 20 must purchase a Non-Drinking General Admission ticket to enter the Main Tasting Area.  Children 12 years and under gain free admission only in the Main Tasting Area with a paying adult. Children must be monitored at all times. 


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?


There is a shuttle from Ojai to take you to the event or Roadrunner Shuttle and Limousine Service is offering rides from Ventura Train Station and local area hotels for a fee. Please go to this link for more information: https://ojaiwinefestival.com/about-the-festival/transportation/


Parking is $10 and located directly across from the event site. You may have to walk a ways to get to the event site depending on how far away your parking spot is located. There is handicapped parking available as well, go to this link for directions and maps: https://ojaiwinefestival.com/about-the-festival/map-directions/


What can I bring into the event?



  • Picnic baskets and coolers with food

  • Non-alcoholic beverages in sealed containers

  • Low rise chairs

  • Blankets

  • Small sun umbrellas, (If your umbrella is too large and causes a disruption, you will be asked to take it down.)

  • Children are allowed in the Main Tasting Area and 12 years and under are free admission.

  • Seeing eye dogs are allowed with their accompanying blind owner.


 How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Email us at: ojaiwinefestival@gmail.com or call 1-800-648-4881


What’s the refund policy?


The Ojai Wine Festival is a non-profit fundraising event. We do not issue refunds but you may transfer your tickets to another person. The event will happen rain or shine. 


By purchasing a ticket to the Ojai Wine Festival, you have just made the world a better place. Our event is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Ojai-West Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization. 100% of proceeds go to fund local community and international projects. In addition to our regular local projects, this year a portion of our proceeds will benefit Thomas Fire Relief. Thank you for supporting the Rotary Club of Ojai West Foundation, Inc.


Many thanks to our ticket sponsor, Venco Western, Inc.