2023 OCWS Winery Program: Double Gold Award-Winning Wineries

The 2023 Winery Program starts in January with “Double Gold” winning wineries and continues monthly through April. We have invited prestigious wineries who have won this coveted Award in the 2022 Commercial Wine Competition. This Annual Series promotes the knowledge of winemaking, viticulture, and wine appreciation.


This program introduces our members to different wines made from the best wine producing regions in California. Save the Friday dates below and mark your calendars to attend. Look for information about each tasting in The Wine Press, and sign-up on the OCWS website.

We invite the winemakers to come and talk about their wines and to answer your questions. This is a great benefit that we provide our members with the opportunity to meet the winemakers. If you consider, that if you visit a winery, how often are you able to hear and talk personally with the winemakers themselves? You can do that by participating in this program.

Having these award-winning wineries, gives our members the chance to taste their wines and learn if you enjoy a particular style. At the end of the evening, you may order the wines, usually at a discounted price. The wines will then be shipped directly to your home.

We will hold our Winery Program on Friday evenings at the Avenue of the Arts Hotel in Costa Mesa. Each tasting starts with a light dinner. You may select either the dinner buffet, or a plated “sit-down” dinner with this meal served to you at your table. With our large membership and limited attendance space, we encourage you to sign up early. Self-parking is included in the price.

– Rich Skoczylas, Winery Program Coordinator