About Us

Our Organization

Orange County Wine Society, California

Orange County Wine Society, Inc., is a rapidly-growing non-profit educational corporation whose purpose is to promote the knowledge and understanding of wine. To this end, the Society functions to enhance the knowledge of winemaking, viticulture and the appreciation of wine. The Society acts as the co-sponsor and main support group for the Orange County Fair’s largest Commercial Wine Competition and the Homewine Competition.

During the Fair, the Orange County Wine Society proudly exhibits the award-winning wines and features the wines for tasting to the public at the Wine Courtyard at the Orange County Fairgrounds.

Monthly meetings are held on the second Friday of each month. Many special events are conducted, such as trips to the wineries of various regions of California, special wine dinners and tastings for OCWS members and guests, and even wine cruises! The Orange County Wine Society has a very active home winemakers group.

Many home winemaker tastings, workshops, and field trips are scheduled each year. The Home Winemakers routinely enter their wines in the Orange County Fair Homewine Competition in pursuit of the coveted Orange County Fair Homewine medals.

The OCWS conducts all of its activities and operations through the volunteer efforts of its members. To find out more about the Orange County Wine Society, send e-mail or call our office at (714) 708-1636. Come join the fun!