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25th Annual Monterey Winemakers' Celebration

posted Mar 13, 2017, 9:04 AM by Rob LaRiviere

Lets walk downtown Carmel together and enjoy some of the best Pinot that this area has to offer.

There is a VIP option for earlier access tasting starting at noon. The standard admission is at 1PM. I am suggesting that we meet at Scheid Vineyards tasting room at 1PM and go together as a group. Those people who are doing the earlier tasting can meet the rest of the group there.

Please email me that you are registered, so we know to wait for you at the tasting room.

Register/Pay Here:

Dare to Pair - Gourmet food/wine pairing event !

posted Mar 6, 2017, 11:20 AM by Rob LaRiviere

Come enjoy a day out with the Cabrillo's culinary students as they work with 10 local wine makers to create delicious food pairings. This is a great value for the quality and quantity of food and wine you will experience. Our group will be treated to a reserved table at the rewards ceremony where each of us will take part in voting for the best wine, best food and best pairing. We will start by walking around to each of the wineries on the west side of Santa Cruz, tasting the food/wine creation and then we meet at rewards ceremony area. The results are announced at the after party / rewards ceremony where we drink more wine, dance to the music of Depot Dog and socialize as a group.

I am asking for $80 per person if you pay on through the meetup site (to cover my transactional fees).. or I will offer you to pay me $75 (my cost) if pay using the "friends and family payment system" via my personal paypal (do NOT RSVP if you pay directly on paypal.. I will manually mark you rsvp and paid).. where we can avoid service charges.. My personal paypal is

Whatever is easier for you..

For more info:

Event Page

PS> if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at

Robert LaRiviere

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