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October 2017
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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$5

Winemakers’ Winter – Quarterly Meeting & Potluck

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our next Quarterly Meeting and Potluck we are making a change from past meetings. There will be a $5 charge per person to  attend and we will email the address of the location a few days prior to the event.  This location will be in Santa Ana. Our Meetings have been getting larger, with over 80 people attending in October, which is a really large number for most hosting houses. Our events are still open to any OCWS member who…

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$30 - $35

Pinot Noir Mini-Tasting

February 24 @ 6:00 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. Plantings in California began in the 1940s with a significant push in Sonoma starting in the 1960s. Today, high quality Pinots are produced in Sonoma, Mendocino and Santa Barbara Counties of California. Pinot Noir is a versatile wine. Lighter, fruitier wines pair well with salmon, fatty fish, pasta…

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March 2018
$39 - $49

Winery Program: Pear Valley Vineyards

March 9 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, 3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Pear Valley is a family owned vineyard and winery located in Paso Robles. They focus on quality with low yields to produce intense flavors. All of the fruit is hand harvested, immediately sorted and processed at their estate winery while the fruit is still cold and fresh. When owner Tom Maas was stationed in Germany in the late 1960s on an army base in the midst of a vineyard, he learned to love both wine and the vineyard. Decades later…

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