About Us

The Orange County Wine Society, a non-profit organization that promotes the knowledge and appreciation of wines, is dedicated to raising funds for college scholarships for institutions throughout California. The volunteers of the organization, while enjoying social events, wine tastings and trips throughout the year, is best known for coordinating the OC Fair Commercial Wine Competition and running the wine courtyard at the fair each year. Within the OCWS lies an active home winemaking group which, along with their passion for making fine wines, runs the Homewine Competition which is also highlighted annually at the OC Fair.

The varied interests and social opportunities offered through the OCWS has something for everyone, from people just beginning to find enjoyment with wine in their lives and wanting to learn more to the well versed fine wine lover looking to share their passion with others of like mind.

Current News

Join the Club by Greg Risling

Whether it’s lunch under a big oak tree or a private tasting overlooking a valley, wine club benefits can make it worth the commitment. Chances are – at one time […]

President’s Message – Blessed and Honored

I’m so very proud to have been your president for a third term this past year and, although I am no longer the president, I will continue to be as […]

Support the Award-Winning Wineries from Our Competition

California has so many amazing wineries that have won medals at the OC Fair Commercial Wine Competition. Help us get the word out about our prestigious wine competition. Next time […]

Chef of the Evening

Lime Meringue Pie Kevin Donnelly Having a lime tree in my backyard, I am very fond of lime desserts, including my Key Lime Pie. For this Mini-Tasting, I chose to […]

Chef of the Evening

Shrimp, Bean & Leek Stew Ingredients 1 tsp. fresh lemon zest and 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. sweet or smoked paprika 2 garlic cloves, grated Kosher salt and black […]

August 2023 Gold Medal Mini-Tasting Results:

The August Gold Medal Mini-tasting was held at 10 sites (members’ homes) across the county, with 165 people enjoying 10 wines that had each been awarded a Double Gold Medal […]

Board Member Application Form

Are you interested in serving on the OCWS Board for one year? During our recent elections, we did not receive a third candidate to fill our vacant position. Per our […]

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