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February 2020
$49

Wine Education Seminars – Wine, Chocolate and Other Perfect Pairings

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Neptune School of Wine, 3190 Airport Loop Drive, Suite A
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States

  Like a perfect couple, wine and food are made to go together.  In this two-hour class, come explore and unpack the mysteries behind what makes certain wines pair well with specific foods, and how to create your own perfect pairings.  Learn about the five basic tastes and how these can work with, or against your food and wine pairings. We will also taste some delicious chocolates as we learn how they pair with different wines. The class will feature…

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$70 - $75

Champagne Brunch: Balboa Bay Resort

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 W. Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States
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If you are enjoying a long weekend or still want to spoil your Valentine, we are going to “kick it up a notch” for this next Champagne Brunch event. The Balboa Bay Resort, on Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach, is a great place to relax and enjoy a glass of bubbly and experience the Balboa Bay Resort’s fine brunch options. Brunch will be served in the Waterline restaurant. Below is a sampling of their menu selections: UNLIMITED ACCESS OF…

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$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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Event Cancelled, Refunds Will Be Processed 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,…

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Postponed: The Great OCWS Bake Off Competition & BBQ

March 25
Courtyard of the OC Fair Grounds, 88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. There is tons of fun to be had at the Spring Membership BBQ. Great food by the Cooks Caucus, a plethora of wines from the OCWS Cellar and, for your listening and dancing pleasure, entertainment by the Three to Seven Band. CALLING ALL BAKERS TO ENTER THE FIRST EVER GREAT OCWS BAKE OFF COMPETITION! Details to follow, so mark your calendars now to join in the fun! Sign-ups open online at ocws.org on Sunday, March 15.…

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

March 25
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Save the Date: Wine Education Seminar: Wines of Germany and Austria

March 25
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$5

Dine with Wine: King’s Fish House

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
King’s Fish House, 24001 Avenida De La Carlota
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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This event has been cancelled and refunds will be processed. Our next Dine with Wine event will be held in south Orange County at King’s Fish House. It is predominately a seafood restaurant; however, for the hard core carnivores, they do offer excellent steaks. King’s Fish House focuses on delivering the best possible offerings in a wide selection of seafood, including raw bar items, chilled shellfish, sushi, sandwiches, grilled seafood, and even whole fish. This Dine with Wine event has…

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