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October 2017
$59 - $65

Installation Dinner

October 8, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yves’ Restaurant & Wine Bar, 5753-A East Santa Ana Canyon Road
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807 United States
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The annual Installation Dinner for the Orange County Wine Society will feature a gourmet, four-course dinner at Yves’ Restaurant. The evening will begin with a Sparkling Wine reception to allow members to mingle prior to dinner. The OCWS will provide selected wines from our cellar to accompany the meal. The event will provide members the opportunity to welcome the newly elected Board members as well as honor the hard work of the outgoing Board members.

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November 2017
$30 - $35

Cabernet Sauvignon Mini-Tasting

November 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The most popular grape among American wine drinkers is Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon produces wines with deep, dark colors that offer complex scents and concentrated flavors ranging from blackberries, crème de cassis, black cherries, boysenberry, blueberry and chocolate when young, to fragrances of tobacco, truffle, cedar wood, earth, lead pencil and leather when mature. Hosts: Mini-Tastings are held at various host sites around Orange County. If you would like to host this event, please email Bill Redding at Bill@ocws.org or…

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December 2017
$90

OCWS Holiday Dinner & Dance

December 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Atrium Hotel, 18700 MacArthur Blvd.
Irvine, CA United States
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The last day to sign up is November 26. The cost for this fun filled evening is $90 per person which includes tax, and tip. Valet parking is available at a discounted rate of $5. Non­-members accompanied by an OCWS member are welcome at the same price!

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January 2018
$39 - $49

Winery Program: The Hess Collection Winery

January 12 @ 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 wines poured this evening will be from The Hess Collection, Artezin and Calafia Cellars. Hess wines offers three distinct tiers of wines from Mount Veeder, from Napa Valley, and Hess Select, which sources fruit from the Northern and Central Coasts of California. Hess Wines has distinguished itself as a premium producer of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

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February 2018
$39.00 - $49

Winery Program: J. Lohr Vineyards

February 16 @ 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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Four decades ago, with little history or viticultural precedent, planting on the Central Coast was a gamble. One of a handful of early pioneers, Jerry Lohr, was among the first to realize the inherent potential of Monterey and Paso Robles for producing high quality grapes and superb wines. Jerry chose Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco district for its cool, windy climate and rocky soils as ideal for Chardonnay, Riesling, Valdiguié and Pinot Noir. He recognized the potential of Paso Robles for…

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$30 - $35

Pinot Noir Mini-Tasting

February 24 @ 6:00 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. Plantings in California began in the 1940s with a significant push in Sonoma starting in the 1960s. Today, high quality Pinots are produced in Sonoma, Mendocino and Santa Barbara Counties of California. Pinot Noir is a versatile wine. Lighter, fruitier wines pair well with salmon, fatty fish, pasta…

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March 2018
$39 - $49

Winery Program: Pear Valley Vineyards

March 9 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, 3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Pear Valley is a family owned vineyard and winery located in Paso Robles. They focus on quality with low yields to produce intense flavors. All of the fruit is hand harvested, immediately sorted and processed at their estate winery while the fruit is still cold and fresh. When owner Tom Maas was stationed in Germany in the late 1960s on an army base in the midst of a vineyard, he learned to love both wine and the vineyard. Decades later…

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April 2018
$39 - $49

Winery Program: Cottonwood Canyon Winery

April 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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Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard & Winery will be featured at this winery program. They are a premium boutique winery specializing in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah.

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$45 - $50

Spring Membership BBQ

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Courtyard of the OC Fair Grounds, 88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Spring Membership BBQ - LET'S PLAY BALL! Proudly wear your team's colors while enjoying fabulous food, wine and dancing to live entertainment.

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May 2018
$52 - $57

Winery Program: Jeff Runquist Wines

May 11 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, 3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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For the first time at a Wine Society tasting, we bring Jeff Runquist wines to our tasting program. Featured is a special sit-down, three-course dinner instead of our usual buffet offering.

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