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February 2019
$50 - $55

Dine with Wine: Moulin Bistro

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Moulin Bistro, 1000 Bristol Street North
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Romance will fill the air, so on February 13, let’s party, celebrate Valentine’s Day, and enjoy French food! By popular demand, we are having another fantastic dinner at Moulin Bistro, one of the newest and brightest stars in our local culinary scene. Owner Laurent and his team will lovingly prepare a gourmet French dinner for us. Everything is prepared fresh and in-house every day. The price for this Parisian dinner is $50 for members and $55 for guests, all-inclusive. Important…

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$53 - $58

Winery Program: Francis Ford Coppola

February 22 @ 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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Francis Ford Coppola Winery brings a “wine wonderland” to Alexander Valley with award-winning wines. Coppola Winery produces more than 40 wines under 10 wine brands and can produce 10,000 cases of wine per day. François Coordesse, one of our Commercial Wine Competition judges, will present the wines this evening. Some of the wines produced include: Francis Ford Coppola Reserve - limited production wines that showcase distinctive vineyards from Sonoma’s renowned appellations; Archimedes – offers flamboyant and immensely concentrated wines that…

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March 2019
$30 - $35

Pinot Noir Mini-Tasting

March 2 @ 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 region 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…

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$47

Wine Education Seminars

March 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
LCA Wine, 3315 Hyland Ave., Ste H
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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A two hour seminar 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 wine palate for discerning consumers. Six wines will be tasted. Be confident and savvy in exploring new wines and new regions, starting with the basics.

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$40 - $50

Winery Program: Trentadue Winery

March 15 @ 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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Since the beginning of Trentadue Winery in 1969 in the “remote” Alexander Valley of Sonoma County, their goal  has been to produce affordable, every day drinking wine without sacrificing quality. The Trentadue wines are products of that credo, proving that excellence in grape growing and wine making do not require a hefty price tag. Winemaker Miro Tcholakov’s philosophy in a nut shell is to make the best wine possible from the grapes grown on the Trentadue Estate; with the greatest respect…

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April 2019
$20

OCWS Wine Auction

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Members bid/purchase lots in both silent and verbal lots. Food and wine is served.

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$40 - $50

Winery Program: Red Soles Winery

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, 3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States

How does one come up with a winery name like “Red Soles?” Their logo gives away the answer. Years ago, thinking of experimenting with their own fruit, Cheryl Phillips finally convinced her husband Randy to make some wine. Not having any equipment, the pair crushed that historic first barrel with their own feet. Following a fruitful romp in that first bin of grapes, Randy and Cheryl stumbled upon the name “Red Soles” while admiring each other's red, grape-stained feet. Today,…

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$30

Kit Wine Making Class

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Making Wine from Kits - Bring back a bottle of wine you made - sample some Kit Wines.

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$47

Wine Education Seminars – Wines of Bordeaux

April 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
LCA Wine, 3315 Hyland Ave., Ste H
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 Bordeaux”. Like no other region in the world, Bordeaux is home turf for such iconic varietals as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.  Learn more about the 1855 classification, and how the merchant class of historic Bordeaux dominated the wine trade.  Six wines will be tasted, comparing Old World and New World styles of these international varietals. Sign up early as the seminar is…

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$5

Winemakers’ Spring 2019 – Quarterly Meeting & Potluck

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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