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California Winemasters – The Best Food & Wine Event in L.A.

It really is an amazing evening in May each year at the Warner Bros backlot in Burbank. With about 60 fantastic chefs and 75 wineries, all showcasing their best in an all-inclusive (if you don't count the auctions) afternoon-into-night extravaganza, the California Winemasters consistently raises over $1 million to help fund research into a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. If you like food and wine, that alone is worth the price of admission. The auctions take it to a whole 'nother level. Fantastic wines, travel, and fun things with some going at bargain rates. Check it out for next year - https://cawinemasters.org/main-event/

A Quote:

This wine tasting extraordinaire and spectacular hors d’oeuvres dinner benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held on the “Midwest Street” back lots at Warner Bros. “One of the most important charity wine events in the US” – Tom Matthews, Wine Spectator Executive Editor.

Authentic Content Promo Reel 2017

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 2018 California Winemasters Fundraiser

If you are a foodie, like wine or incredible auctions of food, wine and travel, this is an event you want to be at. Held each May on the Warner Brothers backlot it is a sellout crowd of about 14oo coming to enjoy the fantastic food, wonderful wines and to help raise money for a worthwhile cause.

With about 75 of California's finest winemakers giving tastes and auctioning of rare lots often unavailable unless you are already on their list, this is an opportunity to stock up your cellar for your own special events.

As important as some of those wine lots are, some of the top auction items include travel. Perhaps your own island in the Mediterranean before heading to Venice, Italy, is to your liking, or any of many exclusive opportunities to travel and dine in style across America and Europe.

The chefs come from all over Southern California and bring their best. The variety is extreme, from tapas to pizza, vegan to steak, fish to fowl. Nobody goes home hungry!

To get tickets or ask to be a featured chef or vintner, go to www.CaliforniaWinemasters.org

 

Cystic Fibrosis “2017 Winemasters Fundraiser”

One of the best events of the year and a perennial top 10 charity wine auction, A Culinary Evening with The California Winemasters held at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, sold out again. With 50 internationally recognized chefs and 75 top wineries donating their time, talents and treasures in benefit of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation it is an evening to remember.