From Orange Coast’s wine writer, Anne Valdespino, a dispatch about a don’t-miss:
Some of Paso Robles’ finest vintners are coming to town and they’re on board—literally—with our O.C. lifestyle. Yes, dozens of vintners want to impress by inviting locals to a walk-around tasting aboard the yacht Majestic called Grand Tasting Tour: Newport Beach, on Wednesday, Feb. 29. Use the code OCMAG to get a $10 discount on each ticket.
Adelaida Cellars, J. Lohr, Justin, L’Aventure, Tablas Creek, Terry Hoage, and more of your Central Coast favorites will be pouring bold Paso wines from sassy to sophisticated. Catch up with the big boys, like Eberle, and find some new favorites. I had an eye-opening tasting last time I was up there at Victor Hugo Winery, they’ve got some delicious wines and some great stories to tell after decades in the area. Tickets ($60) will go quickly because as we seafaring folks know, there’s only so much room on a boat.
If you miss this party there will be more wonderful events such as wine dinners at Roy’s Anaheim (Feb. 27), 3-Thirty-3 (Feb. 28), The Winery (Feb. 28), and The Cannery (Feb. 28). The Wine Lab will also hold special tastings at both their locations in Newport (Feb. 28) and Costa Mesa (March 1).—Anne Valdespino