The Orange County Wine Society starts its 2019 Winery Program in January. This annual series promotes the knowledge of winemaking, viticulture, and wine appreciation. It comprises several wine tastings to introduce our members to different wines made by award-winning wineries from some of the best wine producing regions in California.
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. If you consider that if you visit a winery, how often do you have the ability to hear and talk personally with the winemakers themselves? Save the Friday dates and mark your calendars to attend.
Friday, January 11, 2019: Buttonwood Winery
Friday, February 22, 2019: Francis Ford Coppola*
Friday, March 15, 2019: Red Soles Winery
Friday, April 12, 2019: Trentadue Winery
Friday, May 10, 2019: Monte de Oro Winery
The evening of the tasting, you can order the wines at a discounted price. The wines will then be shipped directly to your home.
Our Winery Program is an opportunity to attend a tasting in our local area by a well-known and established winery or a newer winery just starting, but one that produces outstanding wines. We bring you award-winning wineries so you can taste their wines, learn if you enjoy a particular style, and order the wines served that evening.
New Members. If you joined after our May 2018 tasting, and when you attend your first Winery Program tasting in 2019, we will gift you with a bottle of wine.
Look for information about each tasting in The Wine Press or on the Wine Society website. We hold our Winery Program events at the Avenue of the Arts Hotel in Costa Mesa. Each tasting starts with a light dinner and self-parking is included in the price. With our large membership and limited attendance space, we encourage you to sign up early.
*Special February tasting tied to the Hollywood Oscar presentations in March.
– Rich Skoczylas, Winery Program Coordinator