Orange Coast magazine, in conjunction with West Sonoma Coast Vintners, will host the first Orange County/Southern California presentation of West of West “WOW” Wine Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Grand Terrace at Honda Center in Anaheim. An impressive lineup of 31 vintners will be pouring some pinot noir, chardonnay, and syrah from one of the world’s leading cool coastal climate wine regions.
Seven award-winning Orange County restaurants will be offering specially paired tastings, including Antonello Ristorante, Cathay Circle, Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza, The Grand Terrace at Honda Center, SeaLegs Wine Bar, Tamarind of London, and Wineworks For Everyone. Various other stations include Amazing Grapes Wine Store, Bread Artisan Bakery, Keurig, and OC Donut Bar, which will reveal its exclusive Wine Donut. Sub-Zero Wolf, Celebrity Cruises, Honda Center, Lisa Renee Photography, and California DJs will host experience areas.
Stage festivities will include a spirited Sommelier Challenge by Next Vintage Wine Shop and hosted by Augustus Miller, advanced sommelier and wine director at Charlie Palmer’s. Wine experts from five of the participating restaurants, and special guest Danny Prosser from ILoveWine.com, will compete in a blind tasting of West Sonoma Coast wines.
Orange Coast magazine’s wine bloggers, The Wine Dudes, Rusty Gaffney, M.D., and Eric Anderson, plus winemakers and sommeliers will be on hand to answer questions and join guests in the tastings.
For a limited time, wine enthusiasts can access a special $99 ticket offer on General Grand Tasting tickets ($175 value) by using code: WOWOC at orangecoast.com/wowoc. Tickets include one complimentary parking pass and an optional subscription to Orange Coast magazine. A keepsake wine glass and program are included with admission.
Orange Coast magazine has partnered with the ridesharing app Lyft to ensure safe rides to and from the event. Use code WOWOC for a free ride with Lyft up to $25! Download Lyft at lyft.com/download and enter WOWOC in payment section. Available to new users. Refer friends via the app and you’ll both get a free ride!