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Winemaker Newsroom

February Program: Korbel Champagne

February Dine with Wine: Mardi Gras

February Mini-Tasting: Pinot Noir

March Program: Storybook Mtn Vineyards

April Program: Macchia Winery

Wine Extraordinaire

Extraordinaire Purveyors Needed

Extraordinaire Auction Items Needed

Wine Auction

WebSite Administrator Needed

Commericial Competition Key Volunteeers Needed

Commercial Competition Award Book


Homewine Headquarters

No Corkage Restaurant list

Members' Corner


Interview with American Winery of the Year: Kobel Champagne Cellers

Interview with Jerry Seps, owner and winemaker of Storybook Mountain Vineyard, March program.

2015 Wine Extraordinaire - Buy Tickets Extraordinaire Volunteer Sign-up Form

President Emeritus Awards

The Orange County Wine Society recognized two past presidents with a special designation of President Emeritus. This title acknowledges the dedication, time, and effort given to the Orange County Wine Society by those who have served as OCWS President and then continued to serve many tireless hours over many years after their term of office concluded. Charley Owen (right photo) was President 1986-1987 and 1997-1998. Bob Trout (left photo) was President 1996-1997.

Scholarship 'Thank You'

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation for the educational scholarship awarded to me for the 2014-2015 school year. The fact that I was chosen to receive this honor truly amazes me. As a veteran and longtime resident of Orange County, I was apprehensive in returning to university to finish my Bachelor’s Degree.
The overwhelming support I have received from Cal Poly, as well as the Society, has given me the tools I need to succeed in order to graduate.
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We Need Your Help - Marketing or Media Background

Do you have a marketing, publicity or media background? If so, we need your help!  

The OCWS Board has authorized the creation of a marketing committee to develop and implement a central marketing strategy. The committee could use two or three members with practical, hands on marketing experience. With the Wine Extraordinaire and Commercial Wine Competition just around the corner, the committee is seeking immediate help.

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Jim Beard at or Brian McDonald at

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