OC Wine Fest 2018

It was all fun and wine at the OC Wine Fest 2018!

Wines at OC Wine Fest 2018

The first ever OC Wine Fest kicked off on a slightly damp Saturday last weekend, but that did not stop anyone from having a good time.  The event provided a multitude of wines in a casual and comfortable outdoor setting. Based at the Stone’s Throw winery, many people came out to drink wine, beer and enjoy some tasty bites.

OC Wine Fest 2018

Local wineries such as Rancho Capistrano Winery were there to pour delicious varietals. Their winery is a gem and a favorite of mine.

We had a chance to meet the proprietors of Cowboy Canyon Winery. After listening to their story and hearing about the winery’s upcoming events made me wonder how I have not been to a tasting there there yet. Their wines were divine and the winery sounds like itis in a beautiful setting in Silverado Canyon. We are adding it to the list to visit.

The folks at Wedell Winery had a nice sampling to offer that day, and did I mention it was unlimited pours? This central coast winery offered some wonderful Pinots and Syrahs and their wines are available in many restaurants and wine stores in Southern California.

The day of discovery continued as we had a chance to try Orange County-based Color Wine.  At the helm is Parker Theo, a twenty-five year old entrepreneur whose started making wine as a project. The name comes from the fact that the first thing you do in a wine tasting is to check the color of the wine, according to Parker. The Rosé  I tasted was lovely and refreshing!

Besides the nearly three dozen wineries, there were cider vendors and breweries as well.

Wine seminars were also available both days of the festival. There were also vendors with wine-related merchandise and I really wanted to take this sculpture home!

double hearts iron decor

The first every OC Wine Fest was a great success and a lovely experience.  Proceeds from this inaugural event helped raise awareness for the OC Wine Fest’s charitable partner, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

OC Wine Fest

Stone’s Throw Winery
San Juan Capistrano, CA
www.ocwinefest.com
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