Laguna Beach Music Festival ramps up to its Feb. 6 opening with a special $250 per person benefit on Friday, Jan. 13, at Crevier Classic Cars in Costa Mesa. The Fine Art of Fine Wine, hosted by Laguna locals Lauren and Richard Packard, includes a party with live music, a formal wine tasting guided by sommeliers from two Michelin two-starred European restaurants and the owners and winemaker of a South African winery.
Guests will sit down to a formal wine tasting of a dozen new German and South African wines as well as sample old French wines from a private collection. A curator will lead a short docent tour of the Crevier cars, followed by dinner catered by Laguna Culinary Institute with wine pairings.
The 10th Anniversary Festival, Feb. 6-12, features violinist Joshua Bell with concerts at Laguna Playhouse and public events throughout Laguna Beach. To purchase tickets or for more information, go to www.lagunabeachmusicfestival.com or call 949.715.9713.