First stop on our visit to Oxnard was the California Welcome Center, newly located at The Collection, the city's new enclave of retail stores, restaurants and entertainment facilities.
It is one of 17 Welcome Centers spaced the length of California. It is unique in that it is the first to offer wine tasting from the local wineries. The wineries represented are from Ventura County.
It is also the place to start if you wish to follow the Ventura County Wine Trail. This trail now includes 16 wineries most located in Oxnard, Camarillo, Ventura and nearby Ojai. Maps and othe rinformation about the Trail can be found at the Center.
Also the Center offers a unique tasting experience with the choice of wines,white and red, from eight of the local wineries. Here we tasted two white wines and two red wines.
The California Welcome Center is located at 2786 Seagrass Way, Oxnard. Telephone 805 385-7545.