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Orange County, CA Wine Tastings & Events

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August 19-20
Food, wine, shore and sunshine converge at the inaugural Pacific Wine & Food Classic. Held at Newport Dunes in Newport Beach, the two-day fête allows guests to enjoy seasonal bites from some of OC’s most celebrated chefs, wines from a number of California’s finest appellations, and handcrafted cocktails. Participating chefs include Cathy Pavlos of Provenance, Mark McDonald of Old Vine Cafe, Peter Lai of Oak Grill and Orange County culinary legend Pascal Olhats. Attendees can also view live culinary entertainment hosted by Food Network personality Simon Majumdar. One day tickets range from $150-$200, while two day tickets run from $250-$350. The event is slated for 2 p.m.-5 p.m. each day; VIPs can enter the event at 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit the official website. Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660, 949-729-3863.
September 29-October 1
The Newport Beach Wine & Food festival returns to provide three days of epicurean delights and culinary celebrity spotting. The fête will feature various gastronomic and oenophilic-driven events, from demos put on by “Top Chef” alumni to special collaborative dinners highlighting some of Newport Beach’s finest talent. The festival is built around a Grand Tasting, a two-day celebration offering tastes from 40 different restaurants and 250 varieties of wines culled from top appellations. For more information, including schedules and ticket information, visit the official website.

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.

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For additional information on wine events, please contact:

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

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