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Stars of Pinot

Stars of Pinot

VAULT29 is honored to join Los angeles magazine, city national bank, beverly hills chamber of commerce (and more!) as a partner of the 2nd annual Stars of Pinot! Hosted by our friends at WineLA, the "Star" studded event will take place on July 20th at the luxurious Sofitel La Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. 

This is an unforgettable opportunity to taste 200+ artisian, pinot wines crafted by 60+ of the world's top producers. 

Enjoy passed hors d'oeurves, freshly baked breads by La Brea Bakery, and an assortment of quality cheese and chocolates by Chef's Warehouse who provide specialty foods to top restaurants. If you've missed the 1st Annual Star of Pinot, do yourself the favor and do NOT miss the 2nd! 

Our Top 10 Reasons to Attend Stars of Pinot:
*Unlimited tasting of new release wines
*Discover hidden gems
*Meet the wineries
*Compare different growing regions and styles
*Support the T.J. Martell Foundation (Leukemia, Cancer & AIDS Research)
*Auction and win exclusive offerings
*Get down with guest "Superstar" DJ Richard Blade
*All VIP Access gets you panel discussion, buffet & swag bag
*Commemorate the evening by taking home your Schott Zwiesel glass
*Remember your favorite moments of the event by snapping pics with the VAULT29 mobile app

There are ticket options to fit various needs. Get your tickets now before the event sells out! enter "vault29" at checkout for the best deal.

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join the fastest growing community dedicated to wine experiences - vault29 - because there's more to wine than labels, tasting notes & ratings. our custom wine emojis to help describe your experience; making wine fun!

Use #starsofpinot when posting inside the vault29 app and share across other social platforms like: facebook, instgram & twitter! 

Don't Miss Out On This #Wine Event, #LosAngeles, 11/21/15!

Don't Miss Out On This #Wine Event, #LosAngeles, 11/21/15!


Pinot Days is back, and we have a discount code for you -- 33% ticket pricing (exclusing winemaker dinner)! We couldn't be happier to help introduce you to some amazing wines! (Just in time to pair with your Thanksgiving turkey and Christmas roasts!)

If you love Pinor Noir, or are interested in learning more about this great varietal, you don't want to miss this wine event! Pinot Days gives winelovers exclusive access to some of the rarest pinot noirs being produced in California and beyond. Many of the participating wineries do not distribute their wines, ever. Others can only be found in the best restaurants for premium prices. We love Pinot Days because you are guaranteed to discover something new and something incredibly rare. Join us as we taste our way through the Sonoma Coast, Santa Barbara, Mendocino, Central Coast and even Oregon! 

We've met some amazing people behind the brands, have fallen in love with their wines, like: 

Below are experiences captured and shared from past Pinot Days. Using the VAULT29 app (available in the App Store only), be sure to swing by the wineries tables mentioned above and capture your experiences. Feel free to use #hashtags when posting  -- Cheers!

[For discounted tickets (excluding the winemaker dinner), click here. Use coupon code: VAULT29SC15 when checking out. Hurry before tickets are sold out.]

The Hit List: Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) part 2

The Hit List: Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) part 2

Wine drinkers always want to know: Where can I find a good glass (or bottle) of wine? Well, we have you covered! This week in "The Hit List," Contributor Ro (@TravelingFlute) stops by to talk about her favorite places for wine in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) in the second part of a two part series. (Click here to read Part 1)

Ro: Contributor

Ro: Contributor

D’Vine Wine Cellar

Tucked inside the basement of The O Hotel, you are immediately transported to a small town in the South of France.  I kid you not!  I was immediately drawn to the large French oak like vault door before I even entered the cellar. 

Once you are seated at a table lined with light linen napkins, beautiful long stem Bordeaux glasses and classic flatware, you are transcended by the most beautiful French blues-mixed with Sam Cooke playing in the background.  This is my kind of wine bar!  You have quite the options to choose from because D’Vine literally caters to every wine lover who is looking for just the right place with just about everything you could want from a wine bar.  Three reasons this is a must visit when DTLA and they are quite simple: Ask & Tell.

D'Vine Wine Cellar via VAULT29
  1. Ask Joe to recommend a flight of 3 wines for you to enjoy with the complimentary chef’s d’morsels special.  During my 1st visit I had the baked crostini of goat cheese (tomato, basil and drizzle of goat cheese) accompanied with a one bite sliver of prosciutto wrapped around a baked date…TOO DIE FOR!
  2. Tell Joe what notes you are looking for in a wine. If you like a Bordeaux, Syrah, Pinot or Rose, Joe will offer you a sample and pair that with a beautiful charcuterie board.  My favorite was the Gamut blend from St. Helena. Heaven in a glass!
  3. Check the VAULT29 app to see the wine experiences I've enjoyed, as well as others, while visiting D'Vine.

I’ve been to this wine bar by myself and literally can enjoy a few glasses of wine, read my book and enjoy the ambiance of people chatting among each other, enjoying the music, or just getting into lively conversation at the bar.  Nicest transport from Connecticut that will grow on you within 5 seconds of meeting him. He’s passionate about his work and just wants to ensure you enjoy the experience. Stop in a say hi to Joe and his crew.  They will definitely make you feel like family. 

Follow D'Vine Wine Cellar on Facebook - 821 S. Flower Street (basement level in The O Hotel).

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L.A. Chapter at the ACE Hotel

If you look up and see a sign that says JESUS SAVES then you’ve made it to the right place.  Once you enter you have 3 options.  You can:

  • Grab a bottle of wine on the ground floor of the hotel bar, tuck yourself into a corner booth and take in the sights of Broadway Avenue
  • Grab a sit at the bar with a glass of Gamay and small plate of almonds and olives infused with citrus and olive oil 
  • Head up to the rooftop bar and take in the DTLA’s skyline with a bottle of Bourgogne Blanc.  This bar is a little on the pricier side but the ambiance, European meets California fresh menu and Downtown L.A.’s skyline backdrop make it all worthwhile.

You can find my L.A. Chapter wine experiences in the VAULT29 app! Follow L.A. Chapter on Twitter and Instagram - 930 S. Broadway in the ACE Hotel.


Bar and Kitchen

Tucked inside The O Hotel, this boutique hotel is host to Bar and Kitchen that serves seasonal American cuisine and small produced California wines from the Central Coast, as well as wines from the Rioja region of Spain. Choose from reasonably priced wine list of Balleto Estates Pinot Gris, Clos la Chance Sauvignon Blanc to my favorite the Cabernet/Merlot/Bordeaux blend from Haut la Pereye.  Pair your selection with one or two savory bites from the 4-7pm happy hour menu.  I miss the Korean Inspired Hot Wings, but the Pork Belly Tacos and Warm Spicy Feta are A-OK in my book.

Post your Bar and Kitchen wine experiences in the VAULT29 app. Follow Bar and Kitchen on Facebook and Twitter - 819 S. Flower Street (ground level in The O Hotel).

Follow Ro on Twitter @TravelingFlute, or visit her websiteYou can also keep up with her on the VAULT29 app! Be sure to capture your DTLA wine experiences using the app too!

The Hit List: Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) part 1

The Hit List: Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) part 1

Wine drinkers always want to know: Where can I find a good glass (or bottle) of wine? Well, we have you covered! This week in "The Hit List," Contributor Rashanda Marie (@TravelingFlute) stops by to talk about her favorite places for wine in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA). 

Ro, Contributor

Ro, Contributor

Buzz Wine and Beer Shop

Buzz Wine and Beer Shop is adjacent to one of DTLA’s premier spots: The Last Bookstore on Spring Street.  This wine/beer shop, and all things in between, boosts unique and organic wines from Santa Barbara all the way to the Loire Valley region in France. If you are looking for an organic wine or something from a vineyard on a smaller producing scale, stop in, talk to the owner and let him choose the right one just for you. Or stop in for happy hour at the wine counter and ask the owner to choose a brand of wine to your liking. I highly recommend the reasonably priced Hidden Gem Flight for happy hour. Take flight with a beautiful glass of 2013 Compte Leloup, Melon de Bourgogne.  This crisp French wine is layered with the most delightful citrus and floral notes. The owner and head buyer are 2 of the nicest guys on all of Spring Street.  Best $8 flight I’ve ever taken!

Follow Buzz Beer and Wine Shop: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook


PERCH Los Angeles

Sitting pretty inside the Pershing Square Building on Hill Street brings hipsters, working class and visitors to this beautiful rooftop bar & lounge with a bird’s eye view/best view in all of Downtown L.A.  The 4-6pm aperitif hour boosts the most beautiful bubbly poured in the City.  Expect to pay a bit more for the French inspired cuisine and wines from the Burgundy, Bordeaux and South of France. Take the elevator up to the 15th floor, sit outside amongst the plush landscape with a glass of Bordeaux Rose or Cotes du Rhone. The City ought to be admired while perched so high, right ;)

Follow PERCH Los Angeles: TwitterInstagram | Facebook

Keep an eye out for "The Hit List: Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) part 2 and follow Ro on Twitter @TravelingFlute, or visit her website. You can also keep up with her on the VAULT29 app! Be sure to capture your Buzz Beer and Wine Shop & Perch wine experiences using the app too!

A Winetasting Event You Don't Want to Miss!

A Winetasting Event You Don't Want to Miss!

Saturday's Grand Tasting will showcase over 40 phenomenal pinot producers!

  • Sample hundreds of highly acclaimed pinots from Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Anderson Valley, Santa Rita Hills, Oregon and more!.
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An LA winetasting event hits Los Angeles this weekend! We have partnered with Pinot Days to offer you a special discount of 33% on all tickets. Simply enter the Promo Code V29SC14 when purchasing your tickets.

When: Saturday, Nov. 15th, 2014 2-5pm
WhereSkirball Center - Guerin Pavilion, Los Angeles 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90049                         Regular Price: $75                                       Participating Wineries: Click here

  • Meet the winemakers
  • Discover and celebrate pinot noir in its many diverse styles, ranging from modern to earthy to elegant
  • Explore new producers, find wines you love, and become a pinot devotee if you are not one already
  • Capture every moment using the VAULT29 app, now available in the iTunes App Store! 

We call it Serious Fun. Tell your friends. Hope you can join us!

The Hit List: LA's Beach Cities

The Hit List: LA's Beach Cities

Wine drinkers always want to know:  Where can I find a good glass (or bottle) of wine?  Well, we have you covered!  This week in "The Hit List," we feature our favorite spots in LA's beach cities:

The scene at Bodega Wine Bar, Santa Monica.   Photo credit:

The scene at Bodega Wine Bar, Santa Monica.  Photo credit:

Bodega Wine Bar, Santa Monica:  Affordable wines paired with a trendy atmosphere.  Come early and claim a window seat – perfect for sipping and people watching! 814 Broadway, Santa Monica

Zinque, Venice Beach:  Higher end wine bar with boutique selections paired with small plates.  If available, try the Emeritus Hallberg Pinot Noir from Sonoma or a “GSM” (Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre) from the Paso Robles region. 600 Venice Blvd, Venice

A patron enjoys the bar at Zinque.   Photo Credit:

A patron enjoys the bar at Zinque.  Photo Credit:

A wine flight at Barsha 

A wine flight at Barsha 

Barsha, Manhattan Beach:  A diverse collection of wines, from affordable to high end, and old world to new world.  Grab a seat at the tall rustic tables and try a featured wine flight.  We also recommend their monthly wine club - wines are personally selected by the owner. 917 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach

Inside the Vintage Shoppe.  Photo credit: Foursquare

Inside the Vintage Shoppe. Photo credit: Foursquare

The Vintage Shoppe, Manhattan Beach:  Higher end wine shop with casual tastings.  A nice variety of French, Spanish, Italian and California wines. 3500 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach 

Friends of the Vine, Redondo Beach:  If you’re looking for rare, hard to find wines, this is the place.  Spoil yourself with a bottle of Peter Michael Les Pavots or Howell Mountain’s O’Shaunnessey Cabernet, order some charcuterie and enjoy! 221 Ave Del Norte, Redondo Beach

The wine selection at Uncorked.   Photo credit: 

The wine selection at Uncorked.  Photo credit: 

Uncorked, Hermosa Beach:  Steps from the beach, come in for wine tastings and leave with a new favorite! Great, affordable wines like the Jackhammer Pinot and the Broadside Cabernet. A current offering: the 2012 Foxen Chenin Blanc from Santa Barbara. 302 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach 

Got your own favorites? Be sure to add them to the VAULT29 app! Cheers and happy discovery!