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September 2019
$49 - $54

Champagne Brunch at BLK

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
BLK Earth Sea Spirits, 300 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 202
Huntington Beach, California 92648
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This event is currently sold out. To be placed on the waitlist, please phone the OCWS office. The last day to make changes or cancel and receive a refund is Friday, September 6. Any cancellations after this date would be filled and refunded from the waitlist.  BLK is one of the newer restaurants in Surf City, Huntington Beach which opened in the summer of 2015. It is located on Pacific Coast Highway, on the second floor across the street from the Huntington…

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$45 - $50

Fall Membership BBQ & Return of the Chili Cook Off

September 21 @ 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Courtyard of the OC Fair Grounds, 88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Sold Out -please call the office to be placed on a waitlist THE RETURN OF THE CHILI COOK OFF Enjoy the competitors’ homemade chili, accompanied by a BBQ menu provided by the Cooks Caucus, wine, beer, live band, and dancing! For this to be a success, we will need about 20 members willing to “take the challenge” and put their homemade chili up against their peers in a competition judged by culinary professionals. Prizes will be awarded for winners in…

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New Member Mixer

(An invitation will be or has been sent to eligible members) As a new member of the Orange County Wine Society, the Board of Directors cordially invites you to attend a New Member Mixer.  This is a FREE EVENT and is a great opportunity to meet other new members and learn about the many activities of the Orange County Wine Society. Place:  The Cowan Heights area - the details of the location will be sent by email approximately on week before the…

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October 2019
$67 - $72

Annual Installation Dinner

October 6 @ 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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Winemakers’ Fall 2019 – Quarterly Meeting & Potluck

October 13 @ 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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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 @ 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

Wine Education Seminars – Wines from the Southern Hemisphere

November 14 @ 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 @ 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

2019 OCWS Holiday Dinner & Dance

December 6 @ 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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