Village Fall Wine Walk 


Big Bear Lake Village Business Association  

Shopping, Walking and Wine Tasting Saturday Afternoon  


The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Fall Wine Walk, Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 3:30 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. in the Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. The merchant-organized event will showcase fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Big Bear Valley Education Trust, Christmas in the Village and numerous other events for the community.

A Wine Walk is a creative social event that combines shopping with food and wine tasting as attendees walk from merchant to merchant. The VBA Wine Walk is a growing social and economically stimulating event, which showcases the Village as a shopping destination to visitors and locals alike.

“The local Wine Walk has grown into a fabulous event that we designed to feature merchants here in the Village, but to also benefit all businesses and organizations in the valley.” said Cheri Wilson, chair of the VBA Wine Walk and owner of Home Warehouse Design Center, a participating store in the event. The fall wine walk is a great opportunity to taste a variety of wines you might not ever have a chance to taste.  The VBA is anticipating a sell-out event of 1200 participants to enjoy an afternoon of great wines, wonderful hors d'oeuvres, music, mountain air and lake views.

The Wine Walk has become a popular event for the VBA and the merchants.  With every event, the list of participating merchants has grown and the event has drawn attendees from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada.  Surpassing all seasonal and other events, the Wine Walk has become the most successful event produced and hosted by the VBA in terms of funds raised and donations.

At $40 each can be purchased online or at The UPS Store.  The Wine Walk begins at 3:30 P.M. and closes at 7:00 P.M. shortly followed by a raffle prize drawing for event attendees.  Wine Walk participants must be at least 21 years of age.  Ticketholders receive a map of participating businesses, a commemorative wine glass, 12 wine tasting tickets and a wristband at check-in.  Guest check-in will begin at 2:30 P.M., on the corner of Pine Knot Avenue and Village Drive. 

 Participating Businesses – Hunter Hall’s, Cedar Rose Lane, Charleze, Chad’s Place, O Koo Ran, Copper Q, Village Sweet Shoppe, Belladonna Clothing, Amangela’s, Del Lago’s Boutique, The Bath Workshop, Del Lago’s Home Décor, Le Dolce Vita Tasting Room, Murray’s Saloon & Eatery, Room to Room, Home Warehouse Design Center, Paisley Boutique, Big Bear Lake Reservation Center, The Cave, AV Nightclub, Nottingham’s, Brown Bear Gift Shop, Whiskey Dave’s, Le Muse, Bear Skins, Wheeler Steffen Sotheby’s, Village Mall Partners and 572 Social Kitchen and Lounge.

 Contributing Restaurants – Sonora Cantina, The Pines Lakefront, The Captain’s Anchorage, Sugar Pine Bake Shop and Knickerbocker Mansion Bistro. Welcome to Classic Wines of California, Galleano Winery and Quintessential Wines. 

 About the Big Bear Lake Village Business Association

The Mission of the VBA is to be the prime organization representing the interests of the Village as the premier shopping, entertainment and resort destination in the Big Bear Valley.  This year a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Big Bear Valley Education Trust.