The 12th Annual ‘East LA Meets Napa & La Rioja’ Food and Wine

Food from Gloria's Restaurant & Bar (Courtesy Photo)

Food from Gloria's Restaurant & Bar (Courtesy Photo)

AltaMed Health Services, the largest independent Federally Qualified Community Health Center in the U.S., proudly presents its signature food and wine festivals in Southern California: the 12th annual East LA Meets Napa & La Rioja event at L.A. LIVE, at 7-10 p.m. on Friday, July 28, and the 3rd annual OC Meets Napa & Mexico event at Mission San Juan Capistrano, from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, July 29. This year’s slogan is “Savor, Celebrate, Support AltaMed,” and all proceeds from the festivals will benefit services that create access to health and dental care, senior and HIV services, teen mentoring programs, and more to underserved families in Los Angeles and Orange counties. A complete listing of participating restaurants, vintners and live entertainment at both events will be announced soon. See and for more information.

AltaMed’s East LA Meets Napa is a unique event that celebrates the richness of Latin food in Los Angeles and the success of Latino-owned vineyards in California. In 2017, East LA Meets Napa & La Rioja will take attendees on a wine tasting journey, stretching from the famed Napa Valley through many of Spain’s quaint country sides and vast wine regions. It is an exploration of wine, showcasing and honoring the roots of vintners and their families, at L.A. LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles for the first time. Patrons will enjoy tastings from more than 80 top LA restaurants, world-renowned celebrity chefs, and premium vintners from a variety of regions in Spain.

VIP tickets, which include celebrity lounge access and a VIP reception from 6-7 p.m., are $300 each; general admission tickets are $200 each, with early bird discount tickets available until July 14. To purchase tickets for AltaMed’s East LA Meets Napa & La Rioja, click here.  

AltaMed’s OC Meets Napa & Mexico takes place on Saturday, July 29, from 6-7 p.m. at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Patrons will enjoy tastings from more than 60 top San Diego and Orange County restaurants, and premium vintners from California and Mexico. Against the backdrop of the Mission San Juan Capistrano, this food and wine festival is the perfect evening for a one-of-a-kind tasting journey. Guests will have the opportunity to combine their favorite foods and wines to discover their own perfect blend. To purchase tickets for OC Meets Napa & Mexico, click here.

About AltaMed Health Services

AltaMed is Southern California’s leading nonprofit health care system delivering integrated primary care services, senior care programs, and health and human services for the entire family. AltaMed’s team of multicultural and bilingual physicians and health care professionals deliver superior quality care through an integrated delivery system of 47 sites and an affiliated Independent Practice Association (IPA) of contracted physicians in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.


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