Red, White and Blues theme for Wine and Dessert event

By Catherine Stachowiak

Notorious Entertainment is inviting the public to enjoy a Red, White & Blues, Wine & Dessert Walk, July 6, which is new to downtown Kernville. This is something people can enjoy before their visit to see fireworks at the beautiful Lake Isabella the same night.

The event is a fundraiser or Sarge’s Wreaths 4 Vets, according to the owner of Notorious Entertainment, Orion Sanders who organized the event.  “It’s a wine and dessert walk. We walk around and taste wine and dessert.  It’s a great social event in beautiful downtown Kernville.  Come enjoy red wine, white wine, and dessert and blues music in Circle Park, and celebrate the month of July.” 

Additionally, folks will enjoy the Americana rock and blues music of the band Kelly’s Lot at the gazebo in Circle Park. 

“This is the first wine walk we’ve done here,” Sanders said.  “It’s not the first time I’ve done this.  I did this event for several years in Tehachapi.  I just never brought it here (to Kernville) yet.  There’s a vineyard in Tehachapi that we used to do this at.  And I brought all the entertainment for about four years, and then the owners sold the vineyard so it kind of changed.  

Sanders said that there used to be an event at Starlight Lounge, which was a wine and tapas type place. They used to hold an event called Cork n Fork, which was a showcase of wine and local food event.  However this event will be different in that it is for dessert.

Participating businesses provide desserts and Sanders provides the wine.  “If it’s successful, each year we will try to continue to showcase businesses in the downtown Kernville area,” he said.

Ticket reservations are $55 at presale on the website. Tickets are $65 at the door where check-in is at Big Blue Bear at 4pm that evening. Tastings will continue from 4:30 to 6:30pm with music running from 5:30 to 730 pm.  Perks include ten tasting tickets, and twelve locations, along with a commemorative wine glass and a custom dessert tray.

Businesses participating in the tasting event include: Big Blue Bear, Cheryl’s Diner, Click Realty, Dress Your Soul, Kernville Inn, Kernville Saloon, Riverview Lodge, Sportsman Inn, That’s Italian, and Whiskey Flat Antique. 

Sanders said, “As in all of my events, the proceeds from ticket sales goes to Sarge’s Wreaths 4 Vets.”