Dry Creek Valley on Tour – A Picture Perfect Event

Thank you, Los Angeles, for a great event!

The wine was flowing and the food pairings were perfect thanks to food partners: Bob Blumer, Baby Blues BBQ, One World Beef, Cowgirl Creamery and Hog Island Oysters. The event started on the Hog Island Oyster patio where southern California’s world famous weather perfectly complemented the sparkling, white wine and oyster pairings. Winemakers mingled with VIP guests, personally presenting their quintessential white wine for pairing with oysters.

Then, the VIP guests moved inside Lightbox at Smashbox Studios, where Dry Creek Valley icons highlighted their library vintages during the VIP hour, moderated by Dan Dunn. Legends such as Ed Sbragia and Julie Pedroncelli highlighted their library vintage and talked about their history farming in Dry Creek Valley. The food continued with passed trays of Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam cheese as well as Catfish Corndogs, Shrimp “on the Barbie,” Steak Au Poivre bites, and many additional tasty morsels from the combined minds of Bob Blumer and Baby Blues BBQ.  20+ wineries poured their signature varietals with a few surprise vintages for our guests. Partners Ian Blackburn and his WineLA team produced an amazing event that raised almost $5k for TJ Martell, an organization dedicated to funding innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.

Take a peek at all the fun!

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Guests are welcomed with Steak Au Poivre bites

 

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Bob Blumer in the kitchen with Baby Blues BBQ head chef & One World Beef cooking up the amazing food for this event.

 

The outdoor patio was a perfect place to enjoy Sauvignon Blanc and Oysters.

The outdoor patio was a perfect place to enjoy Sauvignon Blanc and Oysters.

 

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Hog Island Oyster Co. wowed LA audiences with 1,000 fresh oysters to pair with our wineries’ Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling Blanc de Blanc, and Viognier.

 

 

Bill Frick's wines are frickin' delicious!

Bill Frick’s highlighting his scrumptious Grenache Blanc.

 

Another Shrimp "on the Barbie" mate?

Another Shrimp “on the Barbie” mate?

 

Julie Pedroncelli shows off Pedroncelli's Sauvignon Blanc - perfect for a hot day!

Julie Pedroncelli shows off Pedroncelli’s Sauvignon Blanc – perfect for a hot day!

 

Our camera ready Silent Auction raised a generous amount towards the TJ Martell Foundation.

Our camera ready Silent Auction raised a generous amount towards the TJ Martell Foundation.

 

LA loved our friends at Comstock Wines, Dry Creek Valley's newest unmissable winery!

LA loved our friends at Comstock Wines, Dry Creek Valley’s newest unmissable winery!

 

Guests enjoy a local Bay Area Favorite - Cowgirl Creamery's Mt. Tam

Guests enjoy a local Bay Area Favorite – Cowgirl Creamery’s Mt. Tam

 

We can't get enough of Cast Wines epic Petite Sirah

We can’t get enough of Cast Wines epic Petite Sirah

 

Eco-chiq Box Water kept DCV on Tour guests hydrated between wine tastings

Eco-chic Boxed Water kept DCV on Tour guests hydrated between wine tastings

 

February in LA is a fine time for watermelon and grilled chicken, delicious with Dry Creek Valley's Rhone-style white wines and, of course, zinfandel

February in LA is a fine time for watermelon and grilled chicken, delicious with Dry Creek Valley’s Rhone-style white wines and, of course, Zinfandel

 

WineLA's Ian Blackburn toasts with Dry Creek legend Ed Sbragia

WineLA’s Ian Blackburn toasts with Dry Creek legend Ed Sbragia

 

Our friends at Dutcher Crossing welcomed a new family member...to their wine library: a large-format bottle of Dry Creek Valley Reserv Cabernet Sauvignon!

Our friends at Dutcher Crossing welcomed a new family member…to their wine library: a large-format bottle of Dry Creek Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon!

 

Our LA friends know how to party!

Our LA friends know how to party!

 

This made us hungry before we even knew what it was! Chef Bob Blumer and Baby Blues BBQ made pulled pork "snowcones" with wonton wrappers.

This made us hungry before we even knew what it was! Chef Bob Blumer and Baby Blues BBQ made pulled pork “snowcones” with wonton wrappers.

 

Cheers to making new friends in Los Angeles! We love bonding over food and wine. See you all again next year!

Cheers to making new friends in Los Angeles! We love bonding over food and wine. See you all again next year!