Event Programs

OCWS Annual Wine Auction

As I informed the membership last month, the Annual Wine Auction which was scheduled to take place in April was cancelled by the Orange County Fair & Event Center due to restrictions in place at the OC Fairgrounds.

As this issue goes to print, we are waiting for additional information to determine a future date for the Annual Wine Auction. My apologies for not being able to provide more details at this time.

– Bill Redding, Cellar Master

Oktoberween 2018 Wrap Up

The OCWS Oktoberween themed Membership BBQ was held October 14 at The Courtyard under clear skies and comfortable temperatures.

It was a tremendous success with over 150 members attending and over $2,000 raised for the OCWS Scholarship Fund from the Wine Wall and silent auction.

This year’s event maintained our long-standing tradition of great food, good music, and the bringing together of our members for an afternoon of fun and comradery.

I would like to give special thanks to the following members who helped make it such a success:

  • Betty Jo and Jay Newell: Decorations and making all of the gift baskets
  • Irene and Ken Scott: Decorations and games development
  • Liz and Lloyd Corbett: Coordinating the Wine Wall, silent auction, and OCWS logo merchandising
  • Jim and Linda Downey: Making the homemade German Potato Salad and Sauerkraut
  • Robyn and Dean Strom: Donation of soft drinks
  • Sara Yeoman: Event MC (Mistress of Ceremonies)
  • Lynda Edwards and Rochelle Randel: Administration, event ticketing and tracking
  • Brian McDonald: Leader of the Grilling Team, invaluable help in menu planning and shopping
  • Jolen Zeroski: Volunteer Coordinator

And to all the volunteers who gave their time in support of the event and helped to “make it happen” – Thank You!!

– Terry McLean, Event Chair

November Cabernet Sauvignon Mini-Tasting Results

A total of 105 members and guests attended the November Mini-Tasting at six host sites. The blind tasting consisted of five flights of two wines each with wines from Napa, Sonoma, Alexander Valley, and Paso Robles. The top three favorite wines of the host sites are listed below. In addition, attendees brought a delicious dish […]
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2015 Holiday Dinner and Dance Wrap Up

“Super party”, “the band really rocked”, and “a great venue” were some of the many descriptions by attendees of the 2015 Holiday Dinner and Dance held at the Atrium Hotel in Irvine on December 4. The evening was off to a great start as members and their guests got reacquainted and made new friends over […]
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