Best Wine Tasting In Orange County

March 28, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: OC Wine Mart)

(credit: OC Wine Mart)


Explore local, organic wines at the best places for wine tastings in Orange County. Following are the best that Orange County has to offer.

(credit: The Winery)

(credit: The Winery)

5th Annual Sunday in the Vineyard Fundraiser

Marconi Automotive Museum
1302 Industrial Drive
Tustin, CA 92780
marconimuseum.org

The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar is hosting their 5th Annual Sunday in the Vineyard fundraiser on Sunday, April 28 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin. The event will feature tastings from more than 100 wines and a live cooking station with The Winery’s Executive Chef. Tickets are $150 per person and benefit the Marconi Foundation for Kids and Working Wardrobes of Orange County.

(credit: Laguna Canyon Winery)

(credit: Laguna Canyon Winery)

Laguna Canyon Winery

2133 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
www.lagunacanyonwinery.com

Nestled in the hills of Laguna Canyon is the award-winning boutique Laguna Canyon Winery. Using grapes from the Napa and Sonoma region, the family winery has been making their wines since 2004. Daily tastings are available every day except for Mondays in their downtown tasting room at 380 Glenneyre in Laguna Beach. They also host first-of-the-month tastings from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 5, May 3 and June 7.

(credit: The Wine Artist)

(credit: The Wine Artist)

The Wine Artist

21064 Bake Parkway
Lake Forest, CA 92630
www.thewineartist.com

The Wine Artist is an exclusive Tuscan Winery that is perfect for private parties, corporate events and wine bottling parties. They offer cooking classes and a large variety of themed tastings. There is an upcoming tasting and painting event on April 26 for $49 per person, Moms Night Out on April 17 for $25 per person and a Cooking With Wine event on April 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. for $70 per person.

(credit: Pozzuoli Winery)

(credit: Pozzuoli Winery)

Pozzuoli Winery

15481 Red Hill Ave
Tustin, CA 92780
www.pozzuoliwinery.com

Enjoy the popular Pozzuoli wine from Paso Robles at their new wine-tasting room and aging-bottling facility in Tustin. Wine tasting is available for $8 Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday by reservation online. Tastings are $8 per person and include five 2-oz. samples, complimentary water bottle, crackers and pretzels.

(credit: OC Wine Mart)

(credit: OC Wine Mart)

OC Wine Mart

2272 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
ocwinemart.com

The OC Wine Mart is one of the most popular wine tasting destinations in Orange County. They offer a unique self-serve Enomatic wine system that allows guests to try 24 different varieties of wine for just $1 per taste. They have a selection of gourmet cheese plates for wine pairings, offer free local delivery and custom gift baskets.

(credit: The Wine Lab)

(credit: The Wine Lab)

The Wine Lab

2937 Bristol St. Suite A101B
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
winelabcamp.com

The Wine Lab in Costa Mesa is the only wine bar in Orange County with an eight-wine tap system that creates the perfect temperature of the wine. There are more than 50 different wines available by the glass and the flights change weekly. There are also craft beers, cheese plates, tapas and desserts.

(credit: Seasons 52)

(credit: Seasons 52)

Seasons 52

3333 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
www.seasons52.com

There is a selection of more than 100 selections on their award-winning wine list and 60 different offerings by the glass. Seasons 52 wine lists are developed by George Miliotes, the 152nd Master Sommelier in the World. The wine is perfectly paired with their custom flatbreads.

Shelby is an Orange County Native, and is a freelance writer for multiple magazines and websites around LA and Orange County. She can be found writing daily about the hottest happenings at the OC Mom Blog or on Twitter @OCMomBlog.

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