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October 2019
$67 - $72

Annual Installation Dinner

October 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, 3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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The OCWS Annual Installation Dinner will feature a gourmet, four-course dinner. The evening will begin at 5:30 pm with a Champagne reception to be held lakeside to allow members to mingle prior to the dinner. Champagne poured during the reception will be chosen by the OCWS Cellar Master. Members are also welcome to bring a bottle of their own wine for dinner as no corkage fees will be charged. The event will provide members the opportunity to welcome the newly…

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$5

Winemakers’ Fall 2019 – Quarterly Meeting & Potluck

October 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our Quarterly Meetings are a wonderful time to meet and socialize with other winemakers, taste each others' wines, and receive great advice from our more experienced members. SO2 testing is available prior to the meeting 11am-12:30pm

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$49

Wine Education Seminars – Tour of Italian Varietals

A 2-hour educational seminar for OCWS members only. Presented by LCA Wine as a “Tour of Italian varietals”.  Italy is home to over 2000 indigenous grape varietals as well as some of the world’s most iconic and renown wine regions.  Spend the evening with us as we explore six uniquely Italian wines and varietals, and learn about the breathtaking tradition and beauty of the regions they hail from. Irene Scott - Wine Education Chair

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$49 - $54

Champagne Brunch & Oktoberfest

October 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Phoenix Club, 1340 S. Sanderson Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806 United States
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Sorry this event is sold Out.  Contact the office to be put on the waitlist. No need to pack or go through security, just dust off your Bier Steins and join your fellow OCWS members and guests for Brunch and an afternoon of German food, music, and entertainment. Brunch will be held in the Grand Ballroom, accessed from the main entrance. We suggest you arrive by 10:30 am to check-in. Check-in is at the entrance to the Grand Ballroom. The…

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November 2019
$49

Wine Education Seminars – Wines from the Southern Hemisphere

November 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3131 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA United States
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Come join your fellow OCWS members for our next wine education seminar as we discover wines from “down under.” Presented by LCA Wine as an exploration of wines from the Southern Hemisphere. Take a walk through wines from the bottom half of the globe! Winemakers of the Southern Hemisphere may use familiar varietals, but the wines they make are unique expressions of their regions and climates. Join us as we travel from South America to South Africa to Australia and…

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$30 - $35

Big Reds Mini-Tasting Program

November 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

With the holiday season fast approaching, there will be ample opportunities to enjoy wines that complement holiday meals. The November Mini-Tasting will feature a range of red wines that pair well with holiday feasts. The guests will rate the wines tasted blind in pairs and then discuss their ratings. Overall ratings from each site will be published in the wrap-up article. Hosts:  Mini-Tastings are held at various host sites around Orange County. If you would like to host this event,…

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December 2019
$90

2019 OCWS Holiday Dinner & Dance

December 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Atrium Hotel, 18700 MacArthur Blvd.
Irvine, CA United States
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Sold Out - Contact the office 714 708-1636 to be placed on the waitlist. Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way. The Holiday Season is upon us (good Lord, has summer already passed?). Have any of you been to any big box stores lately? The holiday decorations are out, and the music is playing. The OCWS Holiday Dinner & Dance, like the holidays, is right around the corner. Friday, December 6, 2019 6:30 pm  – 11:30 pm The Atrium…

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$15

Winemakers Holiday Party 2019

December 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Lake Village Community Center, 5325 Village Center Drive
Yorba Linda, CA United States
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Our 6th annual Winemakers’ Holiday Party will at the East Lake Village Clubhouse in Yorba Linda overlooking our lake with the beautiful Christmas lights. The cost per person is $15 to cover the facility’s rent and decorations.  We are limited to 100 people. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT quickly, so this is an OCWS MEMBERS ONLY (a single member may bring one guest), so sign up on the OCWS website right away. If this event is sold-out, you may call the…

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January 2020
$49

Wine Education Seminars – Intro to Wine and Wine Tasting

January 9 @ 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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This is the first seminar in the series of our Educational classes, “Intro to Wine and Wine Tasting”.  It is a two hour class that will review the basics of wine production, wine tasting, recognizing and understanding wine labels from around the world, as well as learning to hone the palate for discerning consumers. And, of course, tasting wine from around the world! Six wines will be tasted in class. Be confident and savvy in exploring new wines and new regions,…

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$40 - $50

Winery Program – Dark Star Cellars

January 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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Our 2020 Winery Program starts with Dark Star Cellars, an award-winning winery in Paso Robles. Dark Star was established in 1994 and is conveniently located two miles west of the 101, just off of the 46 on Anderson Road. Visitors often can run into winemaker Michael Emling pouring at the tasting bar. Mike makes small lots of premium, hand-crafted wines, including traditional Bordeaux and Rhône styles, creative California blends, and some things not everyone has—Montepulciano, Tempranillo, Viognier, Roussanne, Rosé of…

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