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January 2018
Free

New Member Mixer

The event is open to new members who have joined on or after May 1, 2017 and have not previously attended a New Member Mixer. This is a FREE EVENT. The exact address will be emailed to those who have RSVP'd one week prior to the event.

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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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$5

Winemakers’ Winter – Quarterly Meeting & Potluck

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our next Quarterly Meeting and Potluck we are making a change from past meetings. There will be a $5 charge per person to  attend and we will email the address of the location a few days prior to the event.  This location will be in Santa Ana. Our Meetings have been getting larger, with over 80 people attending in October, which is a really large number for most hosting houses. Our events are still open to any OCWS member who…

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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
$39.00 - $49.00

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

Winery Program: Cottonwood Canyon Winery

April 13 @ 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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Save the Date: Our annual Winery Program 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. Please mark your calendars to attend. Note that all dates listed below fall on a Friday:  Dates Featured Winery January 12, 2018 The Hess Collection February 16, 2018 J. Lohr Vineyards March 9, 2018 Pear Valley Vineyards April…

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May 2018

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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Save the Date: Our annual Winery Program 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. Please mark your calendars to attend. Note that all dates listed below fall on a Friday:  Dates Featured Winery January 12, 2018 The Hess Collection February 16, 2018 J. Lohr Vineyards March 9, 2018 Pear Valley Vineyards April…

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