The California Jazz and Wine Festival held yesterday at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village proved to be a great way to become acquainted with some of the wineries and restaurants in the Conejo Valley and surrounding area.
This was the fifth event sponsored by the Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise and it proved to be a true crowd pleaser for the hundreds who attended. And it was all for a great cause to benefit the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and a list of local charities as well.
There were many booths for wine tasting as well as craft beers and some locally made spirits. Most of the Valley's best restaurants were on hand with appetizers and their house specialties.
Two separate stages were the platforms for the several jazz groups that performed throughout the afternoon.
We used the opportunity to become acquainted with two local wineries that were new to us, Alma Sol Winery from the Simi Valley and Labyrinth Winery from Ventura.
This was the first time the event was held at the Four Seasons Hotel which was perfect to accommodate the large number of guests who attended the event which was well organized and a great success.