SOLD OUT ‘VINO-PALOOZA’ FESTIVAL RAISES FINAL TOAST AFTER EXCEEDING FUND-RAISING GOAL TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES.
Los Angeles County, Calif. – May 4, 2016 – Wine and music lovers swarmed the waterfront lawn of the beautiful Marina Del Rey Hotel this past Sunday to attend Ryan Cabrera’s ‘VINO-Palooza’. The event, benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, drew a sold out crowd of more than 350 guests, including notable celebrities Allison McAtee (Have and Have Nots), Dani Mathers (Playboy Playmate of the Year ’15), Dennis Haskins (Save By The Bell), Gilles Marini (Sex In The City), "Downtown" Julie Brown (MTV), Michael Moloney (TV Host), Owen Pochman (NFL Kicker), Theo Von (Comedian), Tommy Habeeb (TV Host), and Trevor Bell (MLB Pitcher), among others.
Guests sampled a large variety of outstanding wines, spirits, craft beers and small bites, and enjoyed intimate acoustic performances by Ryan Cabrera and friends – Runaway Saints, Komox (featuring Bryce Soderberg from Lifehouse), Tyler Ward, Sophie Tweed-Simmons, Nash Overstreet (from Hot Chelle Rae), Mackenzie Bourg (American Idol- Season 15 Finalist) and Ryan Key (from Yellowcard).
Participating brands included Ascension Cellars, Brownie Brittle, Candy Vixen, Cielo Farms Wines, Clayhouse Wines, Gamble Family Vineyards, Fiorucci Charcuterie & Cheese, Hailstone Vineyards, Highlands Winery, Icelandic Glacial Water, Just Chill, Kombucha Dog, Krave Jerky, Les Jeux Champagne, Manhattan Margarita, Mount Palomar Winery, Navarro Vineyards, Papa’s Pilar Rum, Pasta Chips, Rosenthal Estate Wines, Slim Chillers – Blenderfuls, State Brewing Company, Venice Duck Brewery, Vinemark Cellars and Voo Vodka.
VINO-Palooza burst onto the Los Angeles festival scene last summer and has quickly become one of Southern California’s premiere wine tasting and acoustic music events, as well as a significant fund-raising contributor for local non-profit organizations.
This event was sponsored by Pacifica Hotels, JetBlue Airways, Yelp, Gamble Family Vineyards, Lyft, Weeflick, Tossware, Papa’s Pilar and Les Jeux Champagne, and received generous raffle prize donations from the Marina Del Rey Hotel, JetBlue Airways, Bohemian Guitars, Fig & Olive, Oliver’s Prime Steakhouse, Magic Castle, Casa Vega, Langham Hotel, The Belmont, Bru Haus, Eden by Eden Sassoon Pilates, Cinespia, Georgetown Cupcakes, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pasta Chips and Brownie Brittle.