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September 2017
Free

2017 Annual OCWS Business Meeting

September 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Baja Blues, 88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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The Annual Business Meeting, is free to all OCWS members, it offers an overview of the year’s activities and a financial summary of the 2016/17 OCWS Board year, volunteer awards will be presented, and provides the best opportunity for members to meet the candidates for the BOD. A light dinner is served after the meeting.

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$43 - $48

Annual OCWS Membership BBQ

September 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A traditional Western BBQ with food prepared by our own Cooks Caucus. Dress up in your Western Attire and enjoy music, dancing beer wine and good food. Raffle, Silent Auction and Wine Wall. What could be more fun?

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October 2017
$59 - $65

Installation Dinner

October 8, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yves’ Restaurant & Wine Bar, 5753-A East Santa Ana Canyon Road
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807 United States
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The annual Installation Dinner for the Orange County Wine Society will feature a gourmet, four-course dinner at Yves’ Restaurant. The evening will begin with a Sparkling Wine reception to allow members to mingle prior to dinner. The OCWS will provide selected wines from our cellar to accompany the meal. The event will provide members the opportunity to welcome the newly elected Board members as well as honor the hard work of the outgoing Board members.

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Free

Winemakers’ Fall – Quarterly Meeting & Potluck

October 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our next Winemakers’ Quarterly Meeting & Potluck will be on Saturday, October 14 at the beautiful home of Ed Reyes and Debbie Renne’s house. Please bring a food item to feed between 8 to 12 people, and a bottle of wine, either homemade or commercial. All OCWS members are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you don’t want to make wine, come learn about the Winemakers’ Group and drink some fabulous wines! The general meeting starts at 1:00 pm, with Sulfite…

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November 2017
$30 - $35

Cabernet Sauvignon Mini-Tasting

November 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The most popular grape among American wine drinkers is Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon produces wines with deep, dark colors that offer complex scents and concentrated flavors ranging from blackberries, crème de cassis, black cherries, boysenberry, blueberry and chocolate when young, to fragrances of tobacco, truffle, cedar wood, earth, lead pencil and leather when mature. Hosts: Mini-Tastings are held at various host sites around Orange County. If you would like to host this event, please email Bill Redding at Bill@ocws.org or…

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December 2017
$90

OCWS Holiday Dinner & Dance

December 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Atrium Hotel, 18700 MacArthur Blvd.
Irvine, CA United States
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The last day to sign up is November 26. The cost for this fun filled evening is $90 per person which includes tax, and tip. Valet parking is available at a discounted rate of $5. Non­-members accompanied by an OCWS member are welcome at the same price!

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$15

Winemakers’ Group Holiday Party

December 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Lake Village Community Center, 5325 Village Center Drive
Yorba Linda, CA United States
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This event will be a POTLUCK, and we ask everyone to bring a food dish large enough to feed between 10 – 12 people, and a bottle of good wine per person, either homemade or commercial.  The cost is $15.00 to cover rent for the facility and decorations. The Party will run from 3:00 – 9:00 in the beautiful Eastlake Clubhouse, overlooking the lake which will be full of holiday decorations, and there is plenty of parking in the parking…

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January 2018
$39 - $49

Winery Program: The Hess Collection Winery

January 12 @ 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 wines poured this evening will be from The Hess Collection, Artezin and Calafia Cellars. Hess wines offers three distinct tiers of wines from Mount Veeder, from Napa Valley, and Hess Select, which sources fruit from the Northern and Central Coasts of California. Hess Wines has distinguished itself as a premium producer of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

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Free

New Member Mixer

The event is open to new members who have joined on or after May 1, 2017 and have not previously attended a New Member Mixer. This is a FREE EVENT. The exact address will be emailed to those who have RSVP'd one week prior to the event.

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February 2018
$39.00 - $49

Winery Program: J. Lohr Vineyards

February 16 @ 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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Four decades ago, with little history or viticultural precedent, planting on the Central Coast was a gamble. One of a handful of early pioneers, Jerry Lohr, was among the first to realize the inherent potential of Monterey and Paso Robles for producing high quality grapes and superb wines. Jerry chose Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco district for its cool, windy climate and rocky soils as ideal for Chardonnay, Riesling, Valdiguié and Pinot Noir. He recognized the potential of Paso Robles for…

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