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Archive for November, 2010
THE BEST PLACE TO HAVE A PICNIC IN OJAI & DRINK GREAT WINE AHHH!!!
The Old Creek Ranch Winery is owned and managed by John and Carmel Whitman. Carmel is the daughter of Mike and Carmel Maitland, the original founders of the winery in 1981.During the 29 years of the Winery’s operation there have been many award winning wines produced. The Winery has been a contributor to the economy and as a visitor site of the Ojai Valley since 1981.The greatest attention to quality and detail are forefront to our winemaking process. The winery focus now are wines of Southern France, Spain, and Italy.
The Winery is open Daily from 11am to 5pm.
The Winery is located on the Old Creek Ranch. The Ranch is part of a Spanish 22,000 acre land grant awarded to Don Fernando Tico, dating back to the early history of California. In the late 1800′s Antonio Riva of northern Italy purchased the ranch. He was a chef in Paris, London and later in San Francisco. He built a winery on the ranch at that time.Today the original winery still stands and has been depicted as the logo and on the label of previous wines. At that time, wines were made without electricity and utilized gravity as a means to move the wine in the processing. Riva produced wine until about 1942, including the prohibition years. Wine purchasers would leave an order and money on the clothesline and would return later to pickup a jug of red wine left at the base of an oak tree. On one occasion he was warned the FBI was coming to raid the winery. All wine beyond what was legal for one family to produce was dumped prior to their arrival.
In 1976 the Maitland’s purchased the property with the intention of revitalizing the old ranch. A couple of years later they were approached to start a new winery on the property. In 1981 the first vintage was introduced. Many award-winning wines were to follow.As of 2007, Michael Meagher has been in charge of the winemaking. He has been making his own wines at the ranch since 2004 under his label, Vino V Wines.A vineyard of 20 acres was planted during the 1980′s. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc were produced. Sadly, the vineyard fell prey to the bacterium that causes Pierce’s Disease. Plans are now being developed for a new vineyard at the top of the Ranch that will distance the grapes from the insects that transmit the disease.The Winery now out sources grapes. We now lease portions of premier vineyards, Branham Obsidian Vineyard (Napa), and from Santa Barbara County, Stolpman Vineyards, Sanford Benedict Vineyard, White Hawk Vineyard, Vogelzang Vineyard, and Estelle Vineyard.
In the meantime, today the ranch is an 850-acre cattle ranch with a winery, and fruit orchards. We have planted at the entrance to the ranch an orchard of five varieties of cherry trees, and are extending the orchard with a variety of Japanese plums. A small blackberry patch also has been established.
November 20 and 21 from 10am to 4:00 pm,
Supports the Ojai Music Festival and its BRAVO! education program. Advance tickets are $30 per person plus group discounts are available for eight or more people. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Ojai Music Festival at (805) 646-2094, online at www.ojaifestival.org/support/hhli/index.htm or at Attitude Adjustment and Rains. Day of event tickets are $35 per person. A map of the homes will be provided with your ticket purchase.
The Holiday Marketplace will be located at 987 W. Ojai Avenue near the Ojai Rotary Park entering the town of Ojai. There is no admission to enter the Marketplace. The “High Sea Adventure and Romance” raffle tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50 and are available online or at the event.
Organizers require no cameras allowed on the tour or children under 12 years of age. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended (no high-heeled shoes allowed). For more information on the Holiday Home Look In, visit the Festival web site at www.OjaiFestival.org
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My husband & I are always looking for new and unique experiences and accommodations when we travel. We usually spend a great deal of time & money to find them. That is why we were shocked when we discovered this magnificent paradise less than a two hour drive from home!!!! The Rolling Thunder Ranch is so idyllic, its almost like like being on a movie set! You’ll think you died and went to heaven! It is so peaceful and serene that one can’t help but instantly fall under its spell, and completely relax. For us, it will always hold a special place in our hearts because it is the last place we took our precious 14-year old Lab before he passed away. He had an absolute blast running around freely and exploring the entire property. It was a truly magical vacation for us all. Jerry & Lisa have worked to create the most spectacular vacation rentals I’ve ever seen. We can’t wait to return!!
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OWEN PLANT REGGAE-INFUSED FOLK MUSIC CONCERT 7:30-9pm Soul Centered $15 Owen Plant is a Jamaican-born acoustic troubadour currently based in California. Owen’s strong vocals evoke the emotional depth of Cat Stevens and the soulful passion of Bob Marley. His writing style incorporates a rich and vibrant Caribbean heritage and blends with other influences, which round out his distinct sound that can be upbeat, pensive, socially-conscious, entertaining, and compelling. 805.640.8222 | 311 N Montgomery St
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Event Category: Arts & Entertainment
Selling Tickets: $15
UFO Press Conference Video with – Robert Salas. Come and see the recently released video of the UFOs and Nuclear Weapons press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C, presented on 27 Sept 2010. A panel of 8 ex-military men give sworn testimony to members of the national media regarding their UFO experiences at nuclear weapons bases. Q & A will follow the video.
Thursday, Nov 11th, 7:30-9:30pm. Fee: $10.00