Sun Shines And The Fun Atmosphere Gets A Toast From This Blogger
In what has become one of the top events in the South Bay Beach Cities, the fifth annual Trump National Wine & Beer Festival did something that’s often difficult for repeat events: it met and, perhaps even exceeded, expectations.
And those expectations were as high as the Palos Verdes cliff where it takes place, considering the previous four events were so spectacular. In 2013, on Sunday, Aug. 26, it again proved this is a “must do” event in Los Angeles.
“If you only go to one event a year,” one participant beamed, “then make it this one.”
In 2013, the organizers dropped the valet parking, which was a good idea, for the poor valets were swamped and it took half an hour for them to get your car. There were also half a dozen food trucks, which were popular (as well as being a very good idea) a band playing soft rock covers and 2,000 people from Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Long Beach and, perhaps, even beyond.
Even the clouds, which had the beach cities socked in all weekend, parted to let the sun shine brightly on the event.
As in the past, the festival was divided into two sections, one with the 100 wines and another with craft beers. I spent about half the afternoon at the latter, in prime position to get pours of the two Goose Island beers. The most popular beer all day of the 30+ beers was the Spaten Oktoberfest.
In between the two were the food trucks, cars on display, the band and the stage for the raffle. One of the raffle prizes was a trip to a winery.
For a full review on the event, including photos from past festivals, click here on this PubClub.com article.