April 7, 2014
Bakersfield, CA – Bakersfield College Foundation’s 2014 Red & White Wine & Food Festival will offer tastings from some of the most respected vineyards, paired with elegant hors d’oeuvres prepared by the college’s Culinary Arts program.
On Friday, April 11, the grass area north of Memorial Stadium will transform into a delectable wine garden, complete with live jazz music from the Bakersfield College Jazz Ensemble. The Red & White Wine & Food Festival will start at 5 p.m., and tickets are available for $60 at the gate.
Wines from 48 wineries will be available, with new wineries such as Villa San Juliet, Mazzei, and Tejon Ranch bringing their new offerings for guests to sample. The event, founded by Bakersfield College Foundation Executive Director Michael Stepanovich, is the last for Stepanovich, who retires from his role this coming June.
“The highlight of the festival is the opportunity for attendees to taste wines from throughout California, in one Bakersfield location,” said Stepanovich. “My favorite part is seeing people connecting and reconnecting with Bakersfield College, seeing them enjoying themselves, and learning more about California wines in the process.”
Proceeds from the 2014 Red & White Wine & Food Festival support scholarships for Bakersfield College students.
Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the gate. For advance tickets, call the Bakersfield College Foundation office at 661-395-4800 or order tickets online at www.bcfoundation.net. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted.
Wineries scheduled to appear at the 2014 Bakersfield College Foundation Red & White Wine & Food Festival are: