An upcoming gala amongst the elegance of the Amy Strong Castle is sure to become a key event of the season, celebrating Ramona's artists, blossoming wine industry and upscale chefs while raising funds for the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project.
The First Annual Ramona Art and Wine Festival will be held at the Amy Strong Castle at Mount Woodson on Saturday, November 2, from noon to 6 p.m.
A dozen local wineries, 18 artists and 5 local chefs will be showcasing their craft throughout the elegant and historic castle, accompanied by classical musicians. There will also be an auction of five painted wine barrels, featuring images painted by local artists. These barrels can be previewed from October 14 through October 31 at these businesses: The San Vicente Inn in the San Diego Country Estates, The Business Barn and Affordable Treasures on Main Street Highway 78, Jewelry World and Country Wine & Spirits (old Daniel’s West) on Highway 67.
Additionally these mini-murals on barrels can be seen on the Festival web site. The live auction will take place at the Festival, with bids starting at $275.
A General Admission Passport at $60 includes entrance, wine and food tasting, a logo wine glass, an opportunity to bid on the barrels and the tour of the Castle. A “V.I.P.” Passport for $110 includes an additional exclusive wine makers’ dinner to be scheduled in the Spring of 2014.
These Passports are on sale now at www.ramonaartandwinefest.net or can be purchased via check made payable to The Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project and mailed to P.O. Box 1661, Ramona CA 92065. Must be 21 to attend. The Amy Strong Castle is a hand built stone castle so sensible (flat or low heel) shoes are encouraged.
The Festival is being organized by the Ramona Art Guild, the Ramona Chamber of Commerce, the Ramona Wine Region Magazine (RVWR), and the Ramona Valley Vineyard Association (RVVA) and the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project. Major financial sponsors of the Festival are the RVVA and the RVWR with help from Bank of Southern California, Chuck Hall Aviation, Fidelity National Title, and Sky Valley Network.
The Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project’s mission is to encourage economic vitality by increasing tourism, promoting community pride, and celebrating our rich cultural heritage through an outstanding outdoor visual arts program.
Submitted by Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project