Beer & Wine Festival in Palos Verdes
Trump National Hosts Fun And Classy Annual Event
Cheers to the Trump National Wine and Beer event, held each August.
It's not shocking, even by the Shock Top car, that this event brings out the party.
The Trump National Wine & Beer Festival is everything the title indicates it would be – a classy event at a gorgeous location along the cliffs of Palos Verdes, CA.
It features wine from some 50 wineries, specialty and popular beers and live music held on the well-manicured grounds of Trump National Golf Course, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean from a perch on top of a breathtaking cliff.
It's as perfect a combination as Kobe and Dwight Howard. It's a young event – the 2012 festival on Aug. 25, from noon-4 p.m., ,is just the fourth one – and it's held at this ideal setting.
The beautiful Martha pours a light white of Years wine.
And while many among the estimated 2,000 people are consumed by wine, others are just as captivated by the beer. And not just standard beers, but selections from more than a dozen breweries. In 2012 Anheuser-Busch offered up its Shock Top – it's distinctive orange Shock Top car was a photo magnet – plus Belgian beers Leffe, Stella and Hoegaarden. Photos and coverage of the 2012 event are posted in a seperate article here.
"This event is was an excellent way to spend a sunny Sunday in a beautiful setting, drinking fabulous wines with nice music and great friends," buzzed one person.
The sunshine and wine bring out the South Bay beauties.
It's all fine with wine and beer at this highly popular annual event.
The festival cost $50 and that includes a large wine glass branded with the Trump National logo (surely to make a nice addition to anyone's wine glass collection). That's for all one can sample from wineries throughout California.
The wine area is the busiest, but the beer section is the most scenic, for it is just steps from the dramatic PV cliffs. Just about everyone makes the casual stroll from the wine area to sample the beers and pose for photos with the cliffs and Pacific Ocean as their backdrop.
Why not turn the day into a bit of a picnic?
A vintage motorcyle is parked right by a popular beer tent.
The crowd enjoys the many selections of wine, beer and conversation.
Despite being a lot about wine, there's lot of good beer at the event, too.
A trio of bands plays on a stage between the wine and beer areas, and many people sit out on the lawn to soak in the extraordinary atmosphere.
For those who want to dine with their wine, there are sandwiches and cheeseburgers for sale ($8) plus a few other offerings, such as a sausage and pretzel, and in 2012 food trucks were added.