Pacific Symphony Celebrates The Fall Harvest With A Sophisticated Wine & Beer Festivaladmin
Pacific Symphony presents the first elevated Oktoberfest Orange County has ever seen. The event took place in lush outdoor Biergarten on the Hotel Irvine grounds for tasting stations of top wineries and premier breweries from California to Germany and beyond.
In support of Pacific Symphony charity causes OC Philanthropist Charlie & Ling Zhang and Ms. Cindy Chin jointly donated $24,000 for “FROM BOARD TO PLATE” auction item at this event. Cindy also auctioned two sets of wine cups from Silent Auction; which was generously donated by Charlie & Ling Zhang.
Oktoberfest began as a wedding celebration in Munich, Bavaria for King Ludwig I and Princess Therese in 1810. The festivities were so popular that the city decided to hold a similar celebration the following year, and thus a new tradition was born. Pacific Symphony re-imagines a new approach to this iconic celebration of Bavarian culture. While ales, lagers, and the like are an important part of this festival, wine is also an integral element of Bavarian culture and the Oktoberfest experience. As guests enter the Festival grounds at the Hotel Irvine, they’ll be greeted by West Coast Prost, California’s premier polka-variety band.
Highlighting the beer tastings are local craft beer favorite, Unsung Brewery along with such German and Austrian beers as Ayinger Brewery, Hofbrau, Paulaner, Spaten and Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, the oldest brewery in the world, dating back to 1040.