6/3/2018 25th Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival
The Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival has steadily grown since 1994 to become the
premiere wine and food event in Ventura County. It began at the Ventura Pierpont Inn, continued from
2001 to 2006 at the Mandalay Beach Resort in Oxnard, and has flourished since 2007 at California State University's Channel Islands in Camarillo. In fact, it was voted both "Best Charity Event" and
"Best Food & Drink Festival" of Ventura County in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017!
Create your own pairings. The Festival offers many options to taste gourmet foods and sip special
beverages. The festival is all inclusive: patrons may sample and sip as many delightful foods and
beverages as they desire as often as they wish. The finest restaurants, caterers, bakeries and
specialty shops from Santa Barbara to the Conejo Valley will offer delectable treats.
The Yummies Culinary Competition kicks it up a notch and pits Executive Chefs from Ventura
County's top restaurants against each other in two main categories--Sweet and Savory. You won’t
want to miss this action-packed showdown ! A panel of celebrity judges has the difficult job of
selecting the winning dishes.
Winemakers from a cross-section of California’s famous wine regions will pour their award-winning
wines, and a wide range of craft beers from local breweries will offer an alternative beverage to
quench your thirst.
The sounds of continuous live music, in both the VIP Lounge and on the center stage, will
complement the festive atmosphere! And for those who enjoy a shopping experience with their tasting,
the largest silent auction in Ventura County will provide an opportunity to bid on travel, entertainment,
fashion items, and sports memorabilia.
There’s never enough time! Early access for an additional hour of the festival experience is available
with VIP tickets. VIP parking and admission through a special VIP entrance will also be included.
VIP ticket-holders and Sponsors may enjoy the VIP Lounge presented by Wells Fargo, along with
select foods, drinks, and entertainment exclusive to the VIP Lounge. Famed Chef Jason Collis of
Plated Events serves specialty foods using fresh concepts to plate unique dishes. The gourmet fare
will be complemented with music. Beverages unique to the VIP Lounge include Malibu Family Wines
and the Anheuser Busch Belgium Beer Garden featuring Hoegaarden, Leffe, and Stella Artois. There
are still some opportunities to sponsor the event available and the highest-level sponsors may
enjoy the festival experience from the privacy of their very own VIP Cabana.
Kick-off Dinner. The 5th Annual Yummie Top Chef Dinner: Behind the Scenes will be held on Friday,
June 1st. Ventura County’s top chefs will be brought together once again for one unforgettable evening.
Past Yummies culinary competition winners will create a special seven-course dinner paired
with award-winning wines and our “Best in Fest” brew!
The Festival hosted a sold-out crowd of wine, food and brew enthusiasts last year and this year is
expected to be just as popular. Special offers on tickets are available on our website now.
All proceeds from the Wine, Food & Brew Festival benefit Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and
Families, which provides hope and help for abused, neglected, or at-risk children and their families in
Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Last year the festival raised over $450,000 (net) towards the
$3.0 million Casa Pacifica needed to raise in total donations. Each year, as part of its
public/private partnership, Casa Pacifica must raise 10-12% of its budget to fill the gap between
what it receives from government service contracts and the actual cost of providing its wide variety
of high quality programs and services to the most vulnerable children in our communities and their families.