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April 2019
$30 - $35

Rhone Mini-Tasting (Member’s Choice)

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For the upcoming Mini-tasting, we asked the participants in the last Mini to suggest themes.  We received a number of very good suggestions, with the most common (by a narrow margin) being Rhone wines.  Since we also received suggestions for Rhone vs. Italian and New world vs. Old world, we’ll combine a few of the ideas for an interesting Mini-tasting. Hosts:  Mini-Tastings are held at various host sites around Orange County.  If you would like to host this event, please…

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$48 - $53

Champagne Brunch

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Newport Landing Restaurant, 503 E. Edgewater Ave. CA United States + Google Map

The weather is warm and we will have a fantastic brunch on the patio lanai of the Newport Landing Restaurant. The restaurant is located on the waterfront with a panoramic view of Newport Harbor and Balboa Island. They provide incomparable southern California cuisine with a unique waterfront location to serve the ultimate in fresh food and quality. Their sample brunch menu includes: Beef/Pork Carving Stations Design Your Own Omelets Eggs Benedict Sausage and Bacon Pancakes/French Toast Belgian Waffle Clams and…

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May 2019
$40 - $50

Winery Program: Monte de Oro Winery

May 10 @ 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 final Winery Program this year brings to the OCWS another award winner, Monte De Oro Winery. Their current wine selection, with numerous awards, reflects their goal to produce the best possible wine from grapes grown in Temecula Valley. Monte De Oro’s wines are crafted in a style to showcase the true varietal character of each grape variety, balanced with the fruit-forward territory and subtle influences from extended barrel aging in French, European and American oak barrels. What sets Monte…

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$47

Wine Education Seminars – Wines of Burgundy

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3131 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Come join your fellow OCWS members for our next wine education seminar on the “Wines of Burgundy”. A 2-hour educational seminar for OCWS MEMBERS ONLY.  Presented by LCA Wine discussing the wines of Burgundy. The wines from this region have been tended for centuries by monks, torn apart by law, still producing some of the world's most spectacular Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that will ever be made.  Follow the true path of wine as we explore, taste and learn why…

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$40 - $45

OCWS Spring Membership Fling

May 19 @ 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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Walk down memory lane for all generations born up to, and including, the 1990’s

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June 2019
Free

New Member Mixer RSVP

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

If you joined the OCWS after September 1, 2018,  and you have received an invitation to attend a New Member Mixer, please RSVP here by submitting information for tickets. This free event is a great way to meet other new members and the Board of Directors as well as learning more about what the OCWS can offer you as a member. The Mixer will be held in a member’s home in Cowan Heights. The exact location will be sent to the RSVPs…

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$47

Wine Education Seminars – Wines of the Rhone Valley

June 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3131 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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A 2-hour educational seminar for OCWS members only. Presented by LCA Wine discussing the wines of the Rhone Valley.  One river, two very distinct and different regions from the North to the South, all part of the same Valley.  Come discover the Rhône. This diverse and distinct region will delight and surprise you with its verve and versatility. Taste and compare wines of the region to their new world counterparts!  6 different wines will be tasted.

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$5

Winemakers’ Summer 2019 – Quarterly Meeting & Potluck

June 30 @ 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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July 2019
$30 - $35

Gold Medal Mini-Tasting

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Gold Medal Mini-Tasting is the largest and most popular mini-tasting of the year. It is a chance to taste many of the Gold Medal wines from this year’s Commercial Wine Competition. The tasting will feature different varietals that won Gold Medals, and we try to obtain as many Double Gold medal winning wines as possible. Locations. Host sites and directions will be announced to those attending approximately one week prior to the event.  We try to place you at…

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OC Fair Courtyard

July 12 - August 11
Courtyard of the OC Fair Grounds, 88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Every year, the members of the Orange County Wine Society operate The Courtyard of the OC Fair where we volunteer our time to serve wine, award tastes, present educational wine seminars and feature wineries who won awards at the OC Fair Commercial Wine Competition.  Also, displayed are the winner's bottles from the OC Fair Homewine Competition.  Join us during this time to relax, enjoy good wines and expand your knowledge of California wines.

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