March 1, 2004
INFORMATION: John McElwain or John Green, (661) 362-3494 or 3684
Popular Wine-Tasting Event Moves to New Location
2004 SCV Wine Classic Slated for June 5
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The Santa Clarita Valley Wine Classic, the regions premier wine-tasting event and fundraiser for young musicians, will move to a new home this year.
After 15 years at California Institute of the Arts, the event will move down the street to College of the Canyons on June 5.
The Wine Classic has become so popular and well-attended that we had no choice but to find a larger facility, said Sue Bozman, executive co-director of the Wine Classic Committee. The main room is much larger, with more space for people to spread out. It was not only a necessary transition, it was a good one.
The 16th-annual event promises to be the biggest yet for wine connoisseurs and music lovers, offering a huge variety of wines from both wineries and merchants, gourmet food from some of the Santa Clarita Valleys best restaurants and catering services, and live orchestral music. In addition to the latest releases poured by wineries, more than 50 library wines will be uncorked.
A wide selection of current and rare vintage wines will be offered during a silent auction, professional musicians will perform for guests, and vintage library wines will be available for tasting. All guests will receive souvenir glasses and trays.
The event, a fundraiser for the SCV Youth Orchestra and Santa Clarita Symphony, will be held 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 5, in the Physical Education Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.
Weve been getting a tremendous response from the wineries, Bozman said. It looks like this years event will be the biggest one yet.
The SCV Youth Orchestra is a three-tiered instrumental educational program that was founded at CalArts in 1986 and moved to College of the Canyons in 1989. The program provides a positive and creative outlet for hundreds of young musicians throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.
The other beneficiary of the event is the Santa Clarita Symphony, which is dedicated to maintaining a professional symphony orchestra that will attract local audiences to symphonic music, strengthen music education in our schools, and inspire young and old to appreciate orchestral literature.
Both the Youth Orchestra and the Symphony are directed by Robert Lawson, a member of the music faculty at College of the Canyons and chair of the Music Department at Ventura College.
For more information or to purchase tickets to the event, call (661) 362-3415 or 362-5604. Information also may be found on-line at www.scvwineclassic.org.