Fair Food and Wine Pairings

The OC Wine Society is proud to be part of the OC Fair for over 4 decades.  Each year our Wine Courtyard area serves wine by the taste and by the glass.  Over the years, we have developed a list of our favorite Fair Food and Wine Pairings.  You can find some of our most popular pairings listed below.  Please note that fair vendors can change from year to year, and the vendors we have listed may have been replaced by new vendors with similar items.  We hope you enjoy some of these pairings during your visit to the OC Fair.


Fair Vendor

Wine Varietal(s)

Popcorn Chardonnay
Tasty Chips Tasty Chips Pinot Grigio
Battered Potatoes Australian Battered Potatoes Pinot Grigio, Albarino
Ceviche Pepe’s Mariscos Pinot Grigio, Albarino
Corn (grilled) Country Fair Corn Stars Chardonnay, Rhone White Blend
Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce Apollo’s Greek Sauvignon Blanc
Korean BBQ Sandwich Philly Cheesesteak Stand Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
Corn Dog Hot Dog on a Stick Riesling
Bratwurst Original Bratwurst Riesling
Egg Rolls Hawaiian Chicken Bowls Riesling, Viognier
Smoked Pork Chop C&C’s The Ranch Pinot Noir
BBQ Chicken Various Vendors Pinot Noir
Meatballs / Pasta with Red Sauce Sangiovese
BBQ Beef Brisket Chuck Wagon Rhone Red, GSM, Zinfandel
Smoked Turkey Leg Juicy’s Pinot Noir, Rhone Red, GSM
Hamburger Various Vendors Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera
Roast Beef Sliders Philly Cheesesteak Stand Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
Churros Fabe’s Churros & Gelato Zinfandel
Chocolate Covered Berries Terri’s Berries Sparkling Wine, Zinfandel, Tannat
Chocolate Chip Cookies Gigi’s Cookies Sparkling Wine
Funnel Cake Various Vendors Sparkling Wine, Orange Muscat