The 29th Annual Ojai Wine Festival will be on June 14, 2015 from 12-4 pm at Lake Casitas.
From its humble beginning in 1987, the Ojai Wine Festival has grown into a leading regional event attracting about 5,000 people from throughout the central coast and southern California. The festival has played a role in introducing people to the bounty of Ojai, which has been named by Sunset Magazine as one of the top five “Food and Wine Havens in the West.” The Ojai Wine Festival has made its home at beautiful Lake Casitas Recreation Area event site and always falls on the second Sunday in June. With its ideal venue and extraordinary fan base, the Ojai Wine Festival has become a favorite affair for attending wineries with their numbers doubling to event capacity.
Since it’s inception the Ojai Wine Festival has raised over $1,025,000.00. All net proceeds from The Ojai Wine Festival will go to aid many important Rotary Community Service Projects in particular; science based field trips for elementary school students on the Rotary Floating Classroom. In addition The Rotary of Ojai West Foundation, Inc. supports many international projects that help protect the environment and drinking water, implement literacy programs, combat poverty, eradicate polio worldwide and support grants for Peace Projects. For a complete list of the Rotary Club of Ojai-West’s projects please see http://www.rotaryojaiwest.org.
General admission includes unlimited tastes of wine and beer and an elegant crystal keepsake wine glass. As you enter the event, an exceptional collection of wineries awaits you. For beer lovers, our beer garden offers a fantastic variety of twenty specialty beers. Discover a superb selection of local restaurants selling delicious culinary delights. Our silent wine auction has become a popular attraction featuring fine wines, private tasting parties, VIP winery tours and other wine related items. In addition we have arts and crafts vendors, musical entertainment, a lakeside dance floor, and free boat rides on the Rotary boat.
VIP ticket holders have all the privileges of general admission and enjoy early event entry plus exclusive use of the VIP Lounge. The VIP Lounge offers premium shaded seating along the stunning lakefront. Solely offered in the VIP Lounge is a supreme selection of fine wines and specialty beers along with scrumptious hors d’oeuvres. (You must be over twenty-one to enter.) VIP Non-Drink tickets are available as well. For more information about tickets, visit the Tickets Page of our website.
Don’t miss out on all the fun at the Ojai Wine Festival! Voted as one of the Best Wine and Food Festivals in Ventura County.
Although the event is not designed for children, we do allow children under 13 years to enter free with a paid adult into the General Admission Main Tasting Area only. There is a small child's playground in the event area and are welcome to board the Rotary Boat for a ride when accompanied by an adult.
Designated Driver tickets for those 21 years and over or Non-drink tickets for 13 to 20 year olds are only available for sale on event day for $20 which includes entry into the general admission Main Tasting Area, enjoy the live bands and dance floor, shop at the food and craft vendors, bid on the silent auction (must be 21 years or older to bid on silent auction) take a ride on the Rotary Boat and enjoy the beauty of the lake. There is a limited amount of free water and Sparkling ICE waters available for designated drivers and non-drinkers. Designated Driver / Non-drink admission does not include consumption of alcohol. If you choose to consume alcohol you will have to purchase a drinking admission ticket or be asked to leave the event.
Groups of 20 or more receive a 10% discount. Email OWFgroupsales@gmail.com for details.
There are shuttle rides and private shuttle rides available for purchase through Roadrunner Shuttle and Limousine Service. They have convenient pick-ups at local hotels and the Ventura Train Station. Here is the link: https://www.rrshuttle.com/reservation/ojaiwinefestival.aspx
There is a free shuttle from Ojai that runs every half hour. Check the About the Festival page for details.
Parking is $5 per car and located directly across from the main entrance of the festival.
No outside alcoholic beverages
No large umbrellas
No pop-up tents
No comfort pets
No children in the VIP Lounge
No Smoking except for in designated smoking areas away from the main event
You must be 21 years old or older to consume alcohol and have valid proof of age.
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.
You may bring into the event:
Picnic baskets/ coolers
Sealed non-alcoholic beverages
Low back chairs
Small sun umbrellas
Blankets to lie on the grass
There is a sprinkling of picnic tables on the event site for your use. We do ask that you share with other patrons when you are finished eating.
We recycle all our bottles and cans and use earth friendly cups.
We do have a limited supply of free water for Designated Drivers and non-drinkers.
We do not have ATM's
Local hotels are offering a discount to Ojai Wine Festival patrons if you wish to stay in town. Please see the website for details.
This is a 501c3 non-profit fundraiser and tickets are non-refundable. Sorry, no returns. The event will happen rain or shine.