Wine Tasting at the Hollywood Bowl by Caroline Styne, and it’s free | Hollywood, CA

By Sophie Gayot

Did you know the Hollywood Bowl is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year?

Hollywood, CA, July 10, 2022

If you are heading to the Hollywood Bowl on a Wednesday or a Sunday this summer, arrive earlier to allow time to enjoy a complimentary wine or beer tasting before the show. Wine director Caroline Styne, who with her food + wine partner Suzanne Goin have been in charge of the catering program at the Hollywood Bowl since 2016, has selected artisanal wine and beer makers for you to discover. The music might even sound better after…

The evening I went, I was greeted by wine professional Keith Fox who was pouring a Viognier and a Syrah by Shokrian Vineyard, based in Los Alamos, CA. Founder and owner Babak Shokrian was even there. After a career in movie production, Shokrian had a change of heart. Since 2015, he has been farming wine grapes in an eco-friendly environment, using sustainable as well as organic and biodynamic farming practices.

The wine tasting series is by the Plaza Marketplace at the Box Office Plaza, before the security check point. It is held two hours before the performances. Watch our exclusive video interview with Caroline Styne below.

Here is the complete schedule of wine events:
Winemaker Wednesday Series Schedule:
• Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Tasting 6-8 pm: with wine professional Maeve Decouvelaere, Kermit Lynch Wine Imports
Concert at 8 pm: Dudamel and Paris Opera Ballet
• Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Tasting 6-8 pm: with winemaker Angela Osborne, Grace Wine Company
Concert at 8 pm: Tribute to Frank Sinatra & Peggy Lee
• Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Tasting 6-8 pm: with wine professional Piper Overbaugh, Springboard Wine Company
Concert at 8 pm: Sheryl Crow
• Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Tasting 6-8 pm: with winemaker Jeff Fisher, Habit Wines
Concert at 8 pm: Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Tasting 6-8 pm: with wine professional Jeremy Garber of Garber & Co
Concert at 8 pm: Black Movie Soundtrack IV

Sunday Market Tasting Series Schedule:
• Sunday, July 10, 2022
Tasting 5:30-7:30 pm: with wine professional Keith Fox and Grapevine Wine Company
Concert at 7:30 pm: Kinky Boots
• Sunday, July 17, 2022
Tasting 6-8 pm: Beers from Stone Brewing
Concert at 8 pm: Dudamel – Wagner, The Valkyries
• Sunday, July 24, 2022
Tasting 5-7 pm: Calidad Beer
Concert at 7 pm: A.R. Rahman – KCRW Festival
• Sunday, July 31, 2022
Tasting 5:30-7:30 pm: with Jim Knight, owner Jellyroll Wines
Concert at 7:30 pm: a-ha with Orchestra
• Sunday, August 7, 2022
Tasting 5-7 pm: with winemaker Graham Tatomer, Tatomer Wines
Concert at 7 pm:  Polo & Pan – KCRW Festival
• Sunday, August 14, 2022
Tasting 5-7 pm: with wine professional Sarah Jenks, Regal Wine Company
Concert at 7 pm: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats | Durand Jones & The Indications
• Sunday, August 21, 2022
Tasting 5-7 pm: Kristen Olszewsky, founder, Nomadica Wines
Concert at 7 pm: Flying Lotus and Hiatus Kaiyote with Orchestra
• Sunday, August 28, 2022
Tasting 4:30-6:30 pm: Offshoot Beer Co. and Allagash Brewing Company
Concert at 6:30 pm: Smooth Summer Jazz: George Benson and Boney James with Lalah Hathaway
• Sunday, September 4, 2022
Tasting 5:30-7:30 pm: with wine professional Marin Preske with Skurnik Wine Imports
Concert at 7:30 pm: Maestro of the Movies – Celebrating John Williams at 90

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About the Hollywood Bowl
One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922 and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music, offering something for everyone. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz performances.