Wine and dine to benefit a good cause


Wining and dining is something that simply never goes out of style. If you’re with me, you won’t want to miss out on the first ever SoCal Food and Wine Festival, coming to Ramona on Tuesday, July 19 at 6 p.m.

The eclectic festival will feature a plethora of different cuisine options, from sushi to classic Italian dishes. This year, several chefs and restaurants from North County will be in attendance to provide their delicious eats. Participating chefs and restaurants include Chef Kurt P. Metzgar of Avalon Hotel and Bungalows; Chef Chris Tzorin of Tempo Urban Kitchen; Chef Sandra D. Vasquez of La Mestazza; Chef Roberto Alvarado of Sushi on a Roll; Chef Miguel Angel Gerrero of La Querencia; Chef Mario Medina of The MainCourse Restaurant; Chef Martin San Roman of Dobson’s Bar and Restaurant.

Pair your favorite dishes with various wine selections provided by Pamo Valley, Cavas Valmar, Ramona Ranch, Santo Tomas, Chuparosa, Alximia, Edwards Vineyards, Cavamaciel, Milagro Farm and Principle Di Tricase.

Live entertainment will also be on deck, set to rock the Ramona Mainstage indoor venue.

SoCal Food and Wine Festival benefits Center for Community Solutions, a nonprofit corporation that provides prevention and interventions services for sexual assault and relationship violence survivors. For more information about CCS, visit

Tickets are $89 and can be purchased at

Ramona Mainstage, 626 Main St., Ramona.

Source: DiscoverSD