The first ever annual OC Wine Fest brings wines and brews from around the world to Orange County.
It is nearly here! The inaugural OCWineFest brings award-winning wines from around the globe – including from producers hailing from Israel, Croatia , Greece, France, and Orange County and Los Angeles. Beer lovers will also have tastes of their own as the OC Wine Fest team has specially curated some tasty craft breweries into the mix. The event is sure to bring wine and people together – from the newbie to the aficionado – in a way that balances fun, exploration and education.
OC Wine Fest Details
Location: A Stones Throw Winery
29943 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Saturday – March 10, 2018 1-5pm
Sunday – March 11, 2018, 1-5pm
Entry includes a commemorative tasting glass, and unlimited wine and beer sampling. Drink and learn from the winemakers themselves, listen to music, and enjoy four hours of unlimited wine tasting.
Water, coffee, and sample food will also be available. Music entertainment will be provided by a DJ and food and boutique products will also be available for sale.
OC Wine Fest Parking is available for $5 at:
Saddleback Valley Christian School, 26333 Oso Rd., San Juan Capistrano
Serra Catholic HS, 26351 Junipero Serra Rd., San Juan Capistrano
Get Your OC Wine Fest Promo Code
Purchase an all-access ticket to this weekend’s inaugural OCWineFest and you'll get to sample wines from an additional 14 boutique wineries. Get a 30% discount when you use promo code OCSpecial at checkout. Head to the OCWineFest website for details.
More about the Festival:
Guests at OCWineFest will learn about and sip award-winning wines from around the globe – including from producers hailing from Israel, Croatia (hello, aged at the bottom of the Adriatic Sea!), Greece, France, as well as those you might be surprised to learn were grown and made right in Orange County and Los Angeles. We haven’t forgotten about beer lovers – the team has specially curated some tasty craft breweries into the mix. OCWineFest blazes the trail to bring wine and people together – from the newbie to the aficionado – in a way that balances fun, exploration and education. There are seminars and classes Saturday and Sunday, led by wine experts, so any guest who wishes can further hone their tasting and pairing skills. In addition, this gives you and your followers the opportunity to help us raise awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, OCWineFest’s charitable partner, so we can hope to continue the search for a cure.
About A Stone's Throw Winery:
A Stone's Throw Winery was originally founded in 2002 out of Trabuco Canyon and operated as a small boutique winery called Hamilton Oaks Vineyard and Winery Inc. In 2012 the winery opened a second tasting room as Hamilton Oaks San Juan in the historic Swanner House in San Juan Capistrano, on the 3-acre property among the orange groves. In 2016 a group of former Marines and retired Marines formed a new partnership with Giracci Vineyards and Farms to establish A Stone's Throw Winery. The winery is thrilled to have the expertise of the Giracci Team and the support of some-hard charging Marines.
About our Charitable Beneficiary:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. Its mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and is the leading source of free blood cancer education and support services for patients, survivors, families, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
OC Wine Fest seminars
There will be educational wine seminars as well, which require a separate entry.
Saturday, March 10th
2:30 – Michael Pavidis – Old World Vines: An Introduction to the Wines of Greece
3:30 – Maurice Wedell – Wedell Cellars
Sunday, March 11th
1:30 – Judah Morrison, Golan Heights Winery/Yarden – “Getting High: Exploring the Terroir of the Golan Heights”
3:30 – Bill Wilson, Wilson Creek Winery: The Making of a Brand – Almond Champagne
* Speakers and schedule subject to change.