Summer is the season of sun, and where can you soak up more than on a SoCal beach?

This Saturday, July 15th, make your way to Santa Monica and enjoy a day of food, fun, and summer sun. Uncorked Wine Festivals, an events group that brings together live music, gourmet food trucks, and “familiar and new” wines from wineries all over the world into an unforgettable afternoon affair, takes over the Santa Monica pier with their latest “sip and savor” soiree.

Known for their occasions up and down the California coast, Uncorked promises a unique food and beverage event guaranteed to gratify even the most sagacious gourmand. Taste dozens of amazing wines, champagnes, fresh-pressed juices, teas, and cold brewed coffees paired with decadent bites that are perfect companions:  artisan cheese, poke, ceviche, oysters, desserts and much more. Add to the mix live music and stunning sunset views — overlooking the ocean, of course — and what more could you want out of a weekend? 

General admission tickets are $70 and will let you access the festival at 5pm, however an exclusive VIP hour starts at 4pm (for only $15 more) and will move you to the head of the line.

An added benefit? All proceeds go to MOSTe (Motivating Our Students Through Experience), a non-profit academic scholarship group dedicated to empowering girls from underserved Los Angeles County neighborhoods. From 7th grade through college, MOSTe utilizes programs that combine personal growth with academic skill-building to create a Smart Girl culture, believing that widespread change starts at the individual level, one girl at a time.

For more information on MOSTe or to donate to this worthy cause click here. And of course be sure to snag those Sip & Savor tickets. See you at the beach!

(… be sure to bring sunscreen!)