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Nov. 1st, 2014 – Ramona Art & Wine Festival

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Tickets Available for Annual Ramona Art and Wine Festival

Proceeds to Benefit Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project

Ramona, Calif., August 13, 2014—Tickets are available for the Annual Ramona Art and Wine Festival and can be purchased on the Festival Web Site ( or also by check to:  Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project, P.O. Box 1661, Ramona CA 92065. Like last year, the Festival is expected to sell out.

The Ramona Art and Wine Festival will be held at the historic Amy Strong Castle at Mt. Woodson in Ramona, Calif. on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from noon to 5:00 p.m.  Two types of admission are available: General Admission and V.I.P.

A General Admission passport is $65 and guests will enjoy handcrafted award-winning wine from area wineries, food prepared by local chefs, artwork displays and sales by fine artists, and a live auction of six wine barrels painted by local artists.

Those who purchase V.I.P. tickets, in addition to admission to the Festival from noon to 5:00, can also attend the V.I.P. Preview Brunch, scheduled from 10:30 to noon on the day of the event, and a Spring 2015 Winemaker’s Dinner, scheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2015, 5:00 p.m., location TBD. The V.I.P. Preview Brunch, catered by the Ramona Café, will feature sparkling wine especially made by Hatfield Creek and Ramona Ranch Wineries. The V.I.P. Passport is $150.

To Benefit Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Murals

All proceeds from this event are to benefit Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Murals (The Mural Project) created to increase tourism and community pride, and to celebrate cultural heritage through an outdoor visual arts program. “H” – Historic & Hiking; “E” – Equine; “A” – Arts, Antiques, Agriculture, “R” – scenic Rural vistas & drives; “T” – Tasting of fine wines.

S. Elaine Lyttleton, founder and president of The Mural Project and Chair of the Ramona Art and Wine Festival, said, “We are pleased to connect the growing Ramona wine industry and the artists of our area in order to create a more enjoyable Main Street for all of us to appreciate.”

The first project completed under the auspices of The Mural Project was the Casey Tibbs Mural painted by John & Jeanne Whalen on the Town & Country Real Estate office to honor Casey Duane Tibbs (1929-1990), an American cowboy, rodeo performer, stunt man, actor, director and producer. Other projects include the Equine Mural on the Northeast corner of 5th & Main; and the Historic Commerce Mural on the east side of the old Ramona Pharmacy building on Main Street.

Projects underway include: The Music Center mural on Main Street; the “lifestyles” mural sponsored by the San Diego Country Estates Association at 10th and D Streets; a rendering of the historic Kenilworth Inn on its original site at the Ramona Food & Clothes Closet; a second mural on the Business Barn on Main Street on the northeast wall; and a joint venture mural with the Ramona Tree Trust & the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy on the “Mike’s Liquor” building on Highway 67.

Annual Ramona Art and Wine Festival:

Organizers, Participants, and Sponsors

The Festival is presented by four local Ramona organizations: The Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project, Inc., Ramona Valley Vineyard Association, Ramona Valley Wine Region Magazine, and the Ramona Art Guild

The following 12 area wineries will offer tastings of their wine:

Altipiano Vineyard & Winery; Cactus Star Vineyard at Scaredy Cat Ranch; Hatfield Creek Vineyards & Winery; Hellanback Ranch & Vineyard; Highland Hills Winery; Mahogany Mountain Vineyard & Winery; Pamo Valley Winery; Ramona Ranch Vineyard & Winery; Schwaesdall Winery; Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard & Winery; Vineyard Grant James; Woof ‘n Rose Winery & Vineyard.

To date, the following artists are participating:

Lynette Bedrow, David Billick – Barrel Artist, Liz Boggeln – Barrel artist, Lauren Chiara, Lyn Feudner, Janene Hanson, Tomi Hayes, Susan Keighley, Linda Kelly – Barrel Artist, Isabella Ketenjian, Jonathan Martinez – Barrel Artist, Helen Munroe, Jeri Peterson – Barrel Artist, Audrey Pounder, Nora Read, R. Wayne Rhea, Brian Rediker, Lori Sutherland

To date, chefs from Something Delicious, Personal Touch Dining, the Oaks Grille at San Vicente Resort, and Trezette’s will be offering a gourmet sampling of culinary delights. Others interested in showcasing their talents are asked to contact: Kathie LePage at

In addition to the Presenters, sponsors to date include: The Bank of Southern California, A Vintage Industry – Event Coordinator, Glass Tech, Joyce T Strand, Author, Ramona Chamber of Commerce, Ramona Gold Olive Oil, Sky Valley Network; and wine barrel donors Altipiano, Hatfield Creek, and Ramona Ranch Wineries.

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