LAWineFest will celebrate it’s 19th anniversary in June 2024. This popular event blazed a trail in LA to bring wine and wine lovers together in a fun, inviting and accessible way. Now a local institution, we’re known to deliver a sun-kissed event that balances fun, exploration and education for over 8,000+ guests each year. We are also excited to share our partnership with the OMNI Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA where in October 2023 we held the firstDesert WineFest.
LAWineFest was founded in 2005 by Dr. Joel M. Fisher, PhD after his countless years of traveling, writing, and educating the public about wine. In 2020, Dr. Fisher passed the reigns to Scherr Lillico, who had served as Fest Director for over 12 years. Ms. Lillico is a seasoned event producer with hundreds of black tie galas, concerts, golf tournaments and other events to her credit for over 30 years. She continues to expand Dr. Fisher’s dream of introducing wines of the world to the general public – one taste at a time!