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February 2020
$30 - $35

Mini-Tasting: Pinot Noir

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pinot Noir is the wine considered by many to be the “holy grail” of wine. This temperamental grape varietal requires warm daytime and cool evening temperatures and is partial to coastal climates. The Burgundy region of France’s Cote d’Or is well known for Pinot Noir where only Chardonnay is planted in greater abundance. In California, plantings began in the 1940s with a significant push in Sonoma starting in the 1960s. Today, high quality Pinots are produced in Sonoma, Mendocino and…

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$5

Winemakers’ Winter Quarterly Meeting

February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our next Winemakers’ Quarterly Meeting will be held in Silverado Canyon, a very skinny curvy road up the canyon with very limited parking.  For this reason, we are requiring carpools of 4 people minimum per vehicle.  While signing up, be prepared to answer: who you will be carpooling with, who is the Designated Driver (Non-Drinking) and who are the passengers.  If you have no selections for these, we will help by assigning you to a car.  The address to the event will…

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March 2020
$40 - $50

Winery Program: Fallbrook Winery

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, 3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Nestled in the heart of Southern California is Fallbrook Winery. A visit to them is a short drive from Orange County where they rest between the Pacific Coast and the Pala Mesa Mountains and produce the highest quality red and white varietals. The original Fallbrook Winery opened in 1981 and was used primarily for Champagne production through the late 1980s. In the mid 1990s, the winery started replanting with Bordeaux varietal clones including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot,…

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$49

Wine Education Seminar: Wines of Spain: Vida De Vino

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Neptune School of Wine, 3190 Airport Loop Drive, Suite A
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join us this evening as we explore the classic wines of Spain – one of the top wine producing regions of the world.  You will be introduced to some of Spain’s many wine regions and the beautiful terroir expressed in these unique wines.  Powerful reds and bracing whites represent only a small part of this amazing wine culture.  Unpack the tumultuous history of this country along with its wide range of varietals and styles, from fresh and fruity to fortified. …

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April 2020
$20

OCWS Wine Auction 2020

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

 *** Please expect to be present for the entire event. No early check-outs! *** The OCWS Wine Auction is right around the corner. This is a members-only opportunity to purchase outstanding wines of all varietals at great prices! Place your bid in our silent auction, offering over 1,000, 4-bottle lots of wine in every varietal imaginable. You can also raise your bidder paddle for many premium lots in the live verbal auction. The Wine Auction affords the OCWS Cellar Master…

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Wine Education Seminar: Wines of Germany and Austria

April 9
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$53 - $58

Winery Program – Eberle Winery

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, 3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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The April Winery Program presents a winemaker who was introduced to Bordeaux wines, studied enology and earned a doctorate degree at UC Davis, pioneered the Paso Robles Wine Appellation, and became a star winemaker with an incredible 40+ year legacy. In 2019, he was awarded the esteemed Robert Mondavi Hospitality Award. This month we are honored to bring you a living legend, Gary Eberle. Gary Eberle is considered a pioneer in the Paso Robles wine region. He landed in Paso…

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Save the Date: Champagne Brunch: Newport Landing

April 26
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May 2020

Save the Date: Winery Program – ZD Wines

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, 3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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See, Swirl, Smell, Sip & Savor: Introducing the 2020 OCWS Winery Program The Orange County Wine Society starts 2020 with an exceptional Winery Program lineup beginning in January. This annual series promotes the knowledge of winemaking, viticulture, and wine appreciation. It comprises several wine tastings to introduce our members to diverse wines made by award-winning, well-known, and established or newly established wineries from some of the best wine producing regions in California—and presented in our local area! You will have…

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Save the Date: Wine Education Seminar: US Wine Regions and Wine

May 14
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