Spring Brings a Harvest of Wine Events in Orange County

Many wine events coming up in Orange County are worth recommending. And many are charity-based, an additional incentive to sip and savor. Here are the most noteworthy:

California Wine Festival
Details: April 25 to 26, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa on Vue Lawn, 6:30 to 9 p.m., April 25; Lantern Bay Park, 1 to 4 p.m., April 26
Description: “Sunset Rare and Reserve Wine Tasting” with appetizers, April 25; beachside wine and food fest with wines from all over California, craft beers, appetizers, and live Caribbean music, April 26
Tickets and Information: californiawinefestival.com

Passport To Wine
Details: May 3, 2 to 6 p.m., Old Ranch Country Club
Description: A wine tasting, auction, and sale, with hundreds of California wines, hot and cold hors d’eouvres, jazz music
Benefit: Roosters Orange County
Tickets and Information: $75, ocfwc.com

Sunday in the Vineyard
Details: May 4, 2 to 5 p.m., Marconi Automotive Museum, Tustin
Description: More than 80 rare, boutique, and unique wines to be poured, tray-passed fare, and silent and live auctions
Benefit: The Marconi Foundation for Kids and other charity partners
Tickets and Information: marconimuseum.org

Uncork for Hope
Details: May 4, 2 to 5 p.m., Center Club, Costa Mesa
Description: A unique wine-tasting event that pairs love of wine with the love of helping at-risk children. Hors d’eouvres and silent auction
Benefit: Boys Town California
Tickets and Information: boystown.org/california

Newport Beach Wine Festival
Details: May 23-25, Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach
Description: Master Sommelier “Coasting Through California” Wine Dinner & Reception (May 23); “Cook to This” Cooking Class and Wine Pairing (May 24); Quintessa Wine-Tasting Seminar (May 24); Coastal California Appellation Experience Seminar (May 24); Grand Tasting (May 24), and more. Pick the event or events of your choice
Tickets & Information: 855-977-3123

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