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Orange County, CA Wine Tastings & Events

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May 21
Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation benefit returns to Montage Laguna Beach. The annual fundraising fête will once again feature a lineup of local and regional chefs and mixologists serving an afternoon’s worth of bites and sips against a dramatic cliffside Pacific Ocean panorama. The event will be hosted by Fabio Viviani, the celebrity chef behind Cafe Firenze in Moorpark, Calif. Participating chefs include Craig Strong from Studio, Montage Laguna Beach; Bruce Kalman from Union in Pasadena; and Dakota Weiss from Estrella in West Hollywood. Guests will also be able to enjoy live music, participate in live and silent auctions, and have a post-fundraiser meet and greet with the chefs. Cost is $300; proceeds go to Share Our Strength, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating childhood hunger. The event is slated to run from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. For more information, visit the official website. Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651, 949-715-6000, 866-271-6953.

The Costa Mesa Trader Joe's location on 17th Street is the first TJ's store in the nation to offer a free wine tasting bar. Tasting hours are from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. every day. Two wines are featured each week. Trader Joe's, 640 W. 17th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627, 949-642-5134.
Bacchus’ Secret Cellar in Irvine’s Quail Hill Center has Taco Tuesdays from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. For $10 diners can enjoy two tacos and a glass of wine. For more information, visit Bacchus' Secret Cellar, 6735 Quail Hill Pkwy., Irvine, CA 92603, 949-502-4600.
Second Wednesdays
The Resort at Pelican Hill hosts a special wine tasting event at their Pelican Grill restaurant every second Wednesday of the month from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Resort guests and locals each have the opportunity to enjoy six separate California wines, along with a special chef's selection of light bites. The cost is $25 per person. Pelican Grill, Pelican Hill Golf Club, 22800 Pelican Hill Rd., Newport Coast, CA 92657, 949-467-6800.

Also consult GAYOT's Orange County Culinary Events

For additional information on wine events, please contact:

Hi-Time Wine Cellars
250 Ogle St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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