Winery Program: Fallbrook Winery

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

Nestled in the heart of Southern California is Fallbrook Winery. A visit to them is a short drive from Orange County where they rest between the Pacific Coast and the Pala Mesa Mountains and produce the highest quality red and white varietals. The original Fallbrook Winery opened in 1981 and was used primarily for Champagne […]

$40.00 – $50.00

Winery Program – Crystal Basin Cellars

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

Crystal Basin Cellars boasts the best wine production team in the Sierra Foothills who create the most flavorful wines from local fruit. They provide a winetasting experience that is one part fun, one part information, and a price-to-value that is second to none. They call this style of service “legendary Foothill hospitality!” Red wines at […]

$40.00 – $50.00

Winery Program – Dark Star Cellars

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

Our 2020 Winery Program starts with Dark Star Cellars, an award-winning winery in Paso Robles. Dark Star was established in 1994 and is conveniently located two miles west of the 101, just off of the 46 on Anderson Road. Visitors often can run into winemaker Michael Emling pouring at the tasting bar. Mike makes small […]

$40.00 – $50.00

Annual Installation Dinner

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

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 […]

$67.00 – $72.00

Winery Program: Monte de Oro Winery

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

The final Winery Program this year brings to the OCWS another award winner, Monte De Oro Winery. Their current wine selection, with numerous awards, reflects their goal to produce the best possible wine from grapes grown in Temecula Valley. Monte De Oro’s wines are crafted in a style to showcase the true varietal character of […]

$40.00 – $50.00

Winery Program: Red Soles Winery

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

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 […]

$40.00 – $50.00

Winery Program: Trentadue Winery

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

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 […]

$40.00 – $50.00

Winery Program: Francis Ford Coppola

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

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: […]

$53.00 – $58.00

2019 Winery Program: Buttonwood Winery

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

Buttonwood Winery will be featured at this winery program. Their winemaker, Karen Steinwachs will present their wines.
They are located in the Los Olivos District of the Santa Ynez Valley, Buttonwood’s mostly varietal wines are in their Artist Series. The whites are generally pressed whole cluster in stainless steel, rosés are cold fermented, reds are barrel fermented and aged in some new oak, and often produced is a sweet dessert wine or a sparkler. Their Specialty Series produces small lots of “Zingy” Sauvignon Blanc, a white Bordeaux blend, and a flagship red Bordeaux blend.

$40.00 – $50.00

Annual Installation Dinner

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

Dinner for Wine Society members/guests to install new Board members

$63.00 – $68.00

Winery Program: Jeff Runquist Wines

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

For the first time at a Wine Society tasting, we bring Jeff Runquist wines to our tasting program. Featured is a special sit-down, three-course dinner instead of our usual buffet offering.

$52.00 – $57.00

Winery Program: Cottonwood Canyon Winery

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard & Winery will be featured at this winery program. They are a premium boutique winery specializing in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah.

$39.00 – $49.00

Winery Program: Pear Valley Vineyards

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

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 […]

$39.00 – $49.00

Winery Program: J. Lohr Vineyards

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

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 […]

$39.00 – $49.00

Winery Program: The Hess Collection Winery

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

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.

$39.00 – $49.00

Jamieson Ranch Vineyards – Winery Program

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

The May Winery Program is a unique opportunity to experience a wonderful tasting from one of the premium wineries in Napa. Jamieson Ranch Vineyards is our final Winery Program tasting this year and one with many award winning wines. Winemaker Juan Jose Verdina’s dedication to his craft is absolute.

$50.00 – $55.00

Cass Winery and Seven Angels Cellars Winery Program

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

Winery provides tasting to Wine Society members and their guests. A light dinner is provided prior to the winery representative presentation and tasting.

$37.00 – $47.00

The Brander Vineyard – March Winery Program

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

Winery provides tasting to Wine Society members and their guests. A light dinner is provided prior to the winery representative presentation and tasting.

$37.00 – $47.00

Alexander Valley Winery Program

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

Winery provides tasting to Wine Society members and their guests. A light dinner is provided prior to the winery representative presentation and tasting.

$37.00 – $47.00

May Winery Program 40th Anniversary Tasting

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

This May we will hold a special 40th Anniversary tasting with one of the most famous winemakers in the world, Kent Rosenblum.
Kent, who is the CEO of Rock Wall Wine Company, has provided us several enlivened tastings in the past, regaling and amusing us with stories of Sven and Ollie, and providing us tastes of his fantastic wines.

$50.00 – $55.00