President’s Message – The Ultimate Gift

With the season of gift giving upon us I have already bought toys, books, wine gadgets, and even underwear (my son and son-in-law traditionally get just what a man wants […]

Scott & Manuela’s European Winetasting Experience (and Winemaking)

Fellow OC wine enthusiasts, you bared with me a few issues back as I relayed my anniversary/wine tasting experience in Northern California. Perhaps I can keep your interest as I […]

President’s Message

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” Oscar Wilde I believe my kindness in volunteering is given for selfish reasons, however, we all volunteer for […]

Creative Scholarships

After enjoying serving on the Scholarship Committee for the past two years, I would like to thank the Board for allowing me to continue into 2022, and I welcome those […]

2021 OCWS Wine Auction Recap

Going Once, Going Twice…Gone! And it’s a wrap on the 2021 OCWS Wine Auction! Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who made this event possible. We had over […]

Welcome Back, OCWS, to In-Person Events—BBQ, a Raving Success

Calling the recent membership BBQ a raving success is an understatement. It was clear that OCWS members were more than ready to safely re-engage in person when the event sold […]

New President’s Message

I am thrilled and proud to be President of the OCWS for the coming Board year. A year that I am hopeful finds us coming out from under, at least, […]

Volunteer Recognition Program

While we didn’t hold in-person events for most of the year, we did have many virtual events. Fortunately, we were able to hold our three most volunteer-intensive events in 2021 […]

Gold Medal Mini-Tasting Results

Nearly 170 members and guests attended this year’s Gold Medal Mini-Tasting at 14 host sites around the county. The lineup of wines consisted of ten Double Gold winners, served in […]

Board of Directors—2021/2022

Announcing your Orange County Wine Society 2021/2022 Board of Directors: Fran Gitsham—President Rich Skoczylas—Vice President Mel Jay—Treasurer George Cravens—Secretary Directors: Carolyn Christian ● Kevin Donnelly ● Fred Heinecke ● Brian […]