Both Extravaganza & LA WineFest had rather well-currated food pairings last year, and are 2 of the more affordable al fresco parties. For 2010, Extravaganza featured MoMed, Cafe Was, MILK, Upstairs 2, Chaya, Jar, BOA, making it the best “gourmet” food + wine pairing in LA.

Saban Free Clinic Extravaganza for the Senses

The Saban Free Clinic will host the 14th Annual Extravaganza for the Senses. Featuring a lively backdrop of music and a silent auction, guests will enjoy unlimited samples of gourmet food and wine from more than 100 wineries and 40 Los Angeles area restaurants.

All net proceeds from the event will directly benefit The Saban Free Clinic.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
VIP: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
General Admission: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sunset Gower Studios
1438 North Gower Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

Tickets are $80 before July 1 and special VIP tickets are available for $200. Click to Purchase.

Pictorial from 2010 Extravaganza for the Senses.


Hollywood’s Historic Raleigh Studios

Saturday, June 11 from 2 to 6pm & Sunday, June 12 from 12 noon to 6pm

General Admission $75.00 per day
Weekend Pass $139.00 regular price
Couples Pass (Saturday or Sunday)

LA WineFest 2011

Purchase online at, follow @LAWineFest for chances at pair of tickets.

Also, Bloomspot is current featuring 2 tickets to 1 day of LA WineFest for $99.

Featuring 150+ wineries, breweries & spirits, live music, dynamic food pairings, tequila and champagne classes. For some pictures from last year, check out here.


Finally, you have the grand daddy of all LA region wine tastings, the Ojai Wine Festival. In its 25th year, Ojai promises the biggest wine selection out of all local wine festivals, but food is for purchase only due to the absolutely steal of an entry price.

From the site:
Sunset Magazine named Ojai one of the top five food and wine havens in the west for 2009 and many believe the festival has played a role by introducing people from throughout Southern California and the Central Coast to the bounty of Ojai. In the past twenty-five years the Ojai Wine Festival has raised over $615,000.00. All the funds raised from the Ojai Wine Festival go to aid many important Rotary projects, in particular our hard hit public schools, international clean drinking water projects as well as eradicating polio worldwide.

For Tickets: Click over to Ojai Wine Festival Website



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