At Grocery Outlet of MOORPARK, Terry & linda Voorhees love brands. Like, really love them. That’s why we work so hard every day to bring our customers the brands they love at prices that are nothing short of pure bliss. In fact, we’ve been helping customers save big since 1946. That’s when our founder Jim Read opened his very first store, selling military surplus at deep discount prices.
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Navarro Vineyards was founded in 1973 by Ted Bennett and Deborah Cahn. In the early seventies, Ted and Deborah were searching for a perfect place to grow Gewürztraminer and settled on a 900 acre sheep ranch in the Anderson Valley. The ranch has a rugged terrain and climate similar to Alsace which promised that the grapes would ripen late in the growing season with tart acidity. During the last forty + years they have planted about 120 acres of grapes. As well as their beloved Gewürztraminer, Navarro grows estate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. Ted and Deborah have been joined by their grown children, Aaron and Sarah Cahn Bennett, who are actively involved in the family business
There is something special about beer. Something uniquely intrinsic about its nature that brings people together to celebrate life, feats of strength and the honor earned from a hard day's work.
So take hold of your glass, and raise it high. Here's to you. Here's to the day. And here's to the glory and the power of beer.
Enegren Brewing Company started in the dorm rooms of Loyola Marymount University where Brew Captain Chris Enegren brewed his first batches with extract on a friend's on-campus apartment stove. Chris quickly outgrew his stovetop setup and designed and built a 10-gallon all grain system that summer. At this point he had moved out of the dorms and into a house off campus where his younger brother Matt joined in brewing. As a side note this may be the first civilized meeting of the two brothers in the 18 years they had been around one another. They brewed together for a year with help from several friends before they had to move the brewery. Enter Brew Chief Joe Nascenzi. Joe and Chris played on the LMU Lacrosse team together and when Joe heard that Chris was looking for a place to relocate the brewery, he gladly offered up his backyard and garage. Thus the three EBC crew were formed.
After graduation, the 10 gallon brewery moved back to the Enegren family residence in Moorpark California where it got a complete overhaul and became an automated brewery. The goal then was create a brewery where we could repeat our batches with reasonable consistency in order to finalize recipes with the hopes of a commercial brewing future. Then one morning as the three of us were just finishing up an all night double brew, we realized that if we were going to put so much time and money into brewing, we might as well go for our commercial dreams.
And so we created our commercial brewery. We moved to a custom 3-barrel brewery in designed by Chris and built by Premier Stainless in San Diego. We opened on July 31st 2011 with two beers on tap - Valkyrie Altbier and Protector IPA. We soon expanded to additional seasonal brews, various special releases and several barrel aged brews.
We soon reached our max capacity at this small 3-BBL brewery and in 2013 began planning a new 15-barrel brewery in a new, larger location in Moorpark.
On January 24th, 2015 we opened our new 15 barrel brewery a block away from our old brewery. This new brewery increased our capacity by over 5 times with room to grow over the next few years. We also expanded our tasting room, added more taps, and expanded our distribution around the community. Currently we're ramping up production and working toward additional fermentation capacity.
Cavaletti Vineyards focuses on producing wines that authentically express unique vineyard sites in and around Ventura County.
The abundant sun and cool nights of the coastal and high altitude microclimates produce elegant and balanced expressions of Rhone varietals like Syrah, Mouvedre, and Grenache. Zinfandel, Sangiovese, and Tempranillo achieve richness and full complexity in the warmer climate locations. We believe that both cool climate and warm climate sites have interesting things to say and should be celebrated.
Our philosophy is to interpret the vintage, gently guide it, and honestly share what it has to say. We are farmers first and foremost. Winemaking has sex appeal, but that obscures the fact that it is mostly farming and hard work. Our role is as stewards of the land and accept that nature is doing the real work and that we play only a small supporting role.
Our vineyard practices focus on respecting the natural resources we have and delivering them in better condition to the next generation. We farm multiple vineyards ourselves and partner with thoughtful farmers in our area.
Our wines are released twice per year to our mailing list customers and are available at select retailers and restaurants in Southern California.
Patrick Kelley grew up in the small town of Niantic, Connecticut and didn’t know anybody that drank wine. His father was a commercial fisherman and he spent his summers working as a deckhand on their lobster boat. This led to a curiosity about the natural world around him and the value of a day’s work. He attended Springfield College and muddled his way academically to a degree in the biological sciences while spending most of his effort on earning all American honors as a captain of the wrestling team. Upon graduating he miraculously got a job at a Yale University affiliated research laboratory where they somehow never asked what his grade point average was. In a moment of foreshadowing a professor mentioned that he ought to go apply to the school of forestry because, “It seems like the right kind of career for you.” He ignored that sage advice and instead moved to Southern California where he embarked on a conventional career in the life sciences and got married. Moving to rural Ventura County years later sparked an interest in farming. He began to apply his background and professional experience to learning the science of viticulture and enology while also experimenting in his vineyard.
He founded Cavaletti Vineyards in 2016.
The Vineyards at Saddlerock Ranch:
Perfectly positioned at the crest of the Santa Monica Mountains, the vineyards are quite unique: The rocky terrain and steep south facing slopes provide the perfect environment for growing premium wine grapes. Planting started in 1997 with 14 acres of Cabernet and Merlot. Today the hillside vineyards consist of approximately 80,000 vines on 85 acres with eight varietals and are well on the way to reaching a goal of 100 acres. Varietals planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Mouvedre, Grenache, Viognier and Malbec.
The fascinating history of the property dates back some 300 years when the vast expanse of land surrounding the Santa Monica Mountains was part of the original Spanish Land Grant. The 200,000-acre site is a perfect spot for raising sheep and cattle. Up until the 1930s the area was known as El Malibu. Local caves are still covered with pictographs painted by the Chumash Indians, which date back to the Portola Expedition of 1769. These pictographs have become very rare due to erosion and weathering, but some of the most well preserved examples remain on the Saddlerock Ranch property and have been studied by archeologists and photographed for books. Today, Ron and Lisa Semler live at Saddlerock Ranch with their 9 children, as they have since the 1970s.
Malibu Family Wines The Brands:
Semler: 100% estate grown in Malibu’s own Saddle Rock – Malibu AVA featuring Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Malbec, Mourvedre and Viognier. Semler wines have their own Saddle Rock–Malibu AVA.
Saddlerock: California and Central Coast appellation varietals of Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir, Rose, Sparkling Brut, Sauvignon Blanc, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Orange Muscat, Zinfandel, and Old Vine Tawny.
Vinemark Cellars Winemaker Mark Wasserman grew up watching his grandfather, Papa Joe, make wine in his basement in Ontario, California for friends and family to enjoy. It was only fitting that later in his life, Mark would set out to honor his grandfather's legacy by crafting wines from premium select vineyards throughout California, including vineyards in Santa Ynez, Paso Robles, Monterey and Napa Valley. Mark believes that wine is made in the vineyard, and not limiting himself to an Estate vineyard gives him the opportunity to source fruit with the best varietal characters. Rather than forcing himself to fit a set style of wine, Mark lets the vineyards express their fruit forward flavors and attributes. By not over-extracting or overpowering the wines in the cellar, Mark is pleased to offer wines with bold fruit, complexity and delightfully balanced tannins.
Meet Your Winemakers
We came to be winery owners and winemakers by going a little overboard in our quest for enjoyable wine tasting experiences. We were pretty serious wine “geeks” for at least 10 years before we switched from the “tasting” side of the bar to the winemaker side. We knew what we loved about wine, as well as a few things we didn’t like, and we work hard to keep the fun side foremost. Much has changed since our first vintage, and we’ve learned a lot, but we have never lost sight of our goal….”make the best wine we can, and make visiting the winery and tasting the wine as enjoyable as possible.”
Cantara Cellars produces premium wines at our winery located in Camarillo, in the heart of Ventura County Wine Country. Take a day or a weekend to tour wineries local to Southern California. We’re less than an hour drive from all parts of the greater Los Angeles area. Take a winery tour and make of day of wine tasting with your friends. If you have more time, you can do wine tasting at more than 15 wineries or tasting rooms within a 30 minute drive. For more information visit www.vcwines.com.
Ventura County Wineries serve wine lovers from throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, San Fernando Valley, Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, Santa Clarita, Calabasas, Agoura, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, and Ojai.
Cantara Cellars began in 2002 as a private winery at Mike and Chris Brown’s Moorpark home. With their home located in the “Cantara” section of the Serenata development it only seemed fitting to name it “Cantara Cellars”.
Beginning with just 250 pounds of Chardonnay hand harvested from Mike’s parent’s vineyards in Lodi California, they fermented their first 18 gallons of wine! Over the next five years they carefully selected additional wine grape sources, increased their knowledge of winemaking, refined their wine style, expanded grape varieties, and increased production. This culminated with the opening of a public tasting room in October 2007.
The winery has consistently grown and now harvests more than 50 tons of 10 varietals each fall.
Overview and Mission
Alma Sol is a family-owned and operated, micro-boutique winery, sourcing premium fruit from both Estate and other top vineyard sites in the beautiful Paso Robles appellation. From the very beginning, the mission has been to craft exceptional Bordeaux wines, both single varietals and special blends – though they will occasionally be inspired to produce limited releases of non-Bordeaux varietals as well. Alma Sol hand-picks their grapes in small lots, respect the fruit, guide its natural potential, and simply focus on hands-on, artisan winemaking.
It all began in 2002, during weekend trips to the family’s vineyard in Paso Robles and spending more time with the family business. In Paso Robles, they found the winemakers and winery owners highly accessible and approachable – so much so, that they came to know the area and the industry extremely well in little time. It started with learning about vineyard practices, the kinds of varietals that grow well in the area, and then gradually extended into learning about the entire winemaking operation.
John and Lisa became officially licensed in 2011 under the name of Alma Sol, which brings together two critical elements needed to craft exceptional wines – “soul” and “sun”. While Paso is well-known for its Zinfandel – and more recently, award-winning Rhone varietals and blends – John and Lisa decided that they wanted to make the best Cabernet Sauvignon they could by using Paso Robles fruit, to prove that a great Bordeaux could be realized in the Central Coast. Their first commercial vintage was in 2009. The inaugural releases received numerous accolades, including 90 Pts from Wine Enthusiast.
OUR ROOTS: The start of 818 Brewing can be traced back to three things — the discovery of a new bar, our curiosity and our entrepreneurial spirit.
The time spent at a new, local bar was actually our crash course to the craft brew scene. Thanks to this crazy new bar in Winnetka, CA and our buddy the bartender, we were introduced to new styles of beer that were much different than the commercial brands we were used to. After many conversations on the process of making beer and the brewing techniques of smaller breweries, we decided to take a chance at brewing our own malted, adult beverages!
We signed up for a Maltose Falcons class, bought a brewing kit and a turkey fryer and made a batch of beer on June 23, 2012. After this first batch, we were hooked! We invested more time in learning about the process, fabricated custom brewing equipment and experimented with new recipes while tweaking them to make them our own.
After serving samples of our homemade brews and getting positive feedback, we began talking of doing it legit and opening up a brewery! Given our Valley roots and the fact our beer was brewed out of a garage in Sylmar, CA, we decided 818 Brewing was the perfect name and we filed our paperwork in October 2014 for our new venture.
What we’ve enjoyed the most along our journey is the sense of community within the craft brew scene. Not many products can bring together men and women of different nationalities, age groups, religious beliefs, income levels, political views – and even fellow brewers! – And create a moment of common ground. 8 one 8 Brewing is proud to offer a product that brings us together to say cheers!
A Bandit never knows when a good idea will come to him, it might be while trying to outrun a group of Pinkertons or maybe around a camp fire on the banks of the Dirty Devil River, while hiding out in Robber's Roost. It may just be while drinking a beer, barbecuing in a back yard in Malibu.
Ron Parker, head Bandit and founder of Bandits' Grill and Bar, isn't quite sure when the idea to open Bandits' came to him, but everyone agrees it was a good one. A veteran of the restaurant business since he was 13 and a devoted barbecue aficionado, Ron knew he wanted to create the best barbecue experience possible. In 1990 he opened the first Bandits' in Thousand Oaks and the "Legend" began to grow. Soon proclaimed "Best Barbecue In Los Angeles" the original small restaurant in Thousand Oaks was overflowing and Bandits' Camarillo was opened another location was added in Cottonwood Heights Utah.
Cafe Society: McGregor’s in Moorpark is family-owned affair with craft-brew flair
Excerpts from article by VCS staff writer Lisa McKinnon, which appeared in the Ventura County Star
The family that studies and drinks beer together opens a taproom and bottle shop together.
That's the story behind McGregor's Craft Beer & Wine, which debuted in Moorpark's Tuscany Square shopping center on Father's Day.
"We're really enjoying sharing our discoveries with customers," said Ormiston. "We only just opened, but we already have regulars."
Decorated with comfy love seats and a bookcase equipped with board games and JENGA, the bar area looks a bit like an adults-only coffeehouse (entry is limited to those age 21 and older).
Tables offer plenty of elbow room to gather over pints and taster paddles. Patrons can turn any beer into a float by ordering a scoop of ice cream ($1).
Dozens of other craft beers in cans and bottles are stocked in a refrigerated case next to shelves of wine. Items from the bottle shop may be purchased to go or to consume on the premises.
For over 30 years, we’ve had the privilege of providing memorable culinary experiences and seamless service to parties, weddings and milestone occasions. While this is what we do every day, we understand that we’re helping you create once-in-a-lifetime memories… which is why we are so passionate about your event. From the lemonade stand to the served entree; from the buffet floral to the placesetting—we’re perfectionists, and aim to surpass your expectations down to the very last detail.
Our seasoned team of dedicated professionals consistently delivers the perfect combination of great food, stunning design and exceptional customer service. We love this industry. We love our clients! And we’re constantly striving to be the best at what we do. Which means we not only offer guidance: We also listen. Your vision + our expertise.It’s a winning combination!