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Ongoing Events in Orange County
If you're looking for something to do in Orange County, you'll find there is much to found! Recurring outdoor activities, volunteet events, events for kids and ongoing seminars held by some of our local businesses.

Art Walks & Art Events
Family Fun Events
Helping in your Community
Singles Events Street Fairs
Sports & Recreation Weekend Brunch
Wine Tasting
- Especially For Kids -
Kids Events - Ongoing
Mommy & Me Activities
- Workshops & Classes -
Acting Art Workshops
Educational / Lectures
Garden Lectures Meditation
Outdoor / Nature
Real Estate Test Taking
Wine Workshops



Huntington Beach Art Walk
Huntington Beach
6-9 PM

Experience the talents of visual and performing artists, live music, food and fun in Downtown Huntington Beach! The FREE self-guided walking tour spans over 8 blocks of Downtown Huntington Beach, primarily on Main St., 5th and 3rd streets.

This art event is held every 3rd Thursday of the month from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Santa Ana Art Walk
Santa Ana
First Saturday of the Month
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Orange County's hippest new neighborhood invites you to stroll down the four blocks of the 2nd Street Promenade from Broadway Avenue to Spurgeon Street on the First Saturday of EVERY month from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Admission is FREE.

The monthly event will give you access to buy original art work from some of Southern California’s freshest, edgiest and most talented artists. It also will have open viewings of working lofts owned by artists and designers all in an award winning urban setting.

Orange County Museum of Art - Lecture Series
Newport Beach

Every third Thursday of the month

These informal salons bring together artists participating in 15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol and New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions 2000-2010, who will participate in casual conversations with other artists, OCMA curators, and critics.

850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach


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Family Fun Events

Creative Learning Preschool & Academy Parents' Night Out - Mission Viejo
6 - 11 pm - second Friday of each month

Fun for ALL the Family! This is a fun "slumber" party for youngsters from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will include dinner, games and contests and a movie. The kids are welcome to come in pajamas. We will be able to take care of children ages 1 - 13. Cost: $20 per child, $10 for second child (sibling).

This type of event will be repeated on the second Friday of each month. All kids are welcome; this event is not restricted to our registered students. Come enjoy our Parents' Night Out in March, April etc!! on the second Friday of every month. Fun, friends, a special night for the children and for you!

Creative Learning Preschool & Academy
28721 Los Alisos Blvd
Mission Viejo CA 92692

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
One Sunday every month
3 pm (doors open at 2 pm)

Great Family Fun! Come see these short legged but swift 'wiener dogs' race to the finish line once a month at Old Wold Village. Admission $2. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

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Community Events - Helping in your community

Beach Cleanups
Seal Beach
Held from 9 am to Noon, third Saturday of every month (check schedule on their website)

Community event where 'all are welcome'. They provide parking passes, garbage bags and protective gloves

15 1st Street
(corner of Ocean & 1st)
Seal Beach

(562) 884-6764

Bolsa Chica Conservancy Service Day - Huntington Beach
Last Saturday of the month
9:00 am-12:00pm

Enjoy the Great Outdoors while helping to restore the Bolsa Chica Wetlands! Join us for our monthly service day every last Saturday of the month. Service includes restoration of native plant communities through non-native plant removal, and cleanup efforts. Don't forget to bring: Drinking water, wear closed toed shoes, layered clothing you don't mind getting dirty, and protection from the sun.

R.S.V.P. at (714) 846-1114 or email:

Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center
3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach


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Barbershop Harmony Society

Anywhere from 20 to 40 men gather every Monday at 7 pm to learn how to 'ring chords' and make great four-part harmony. Generally familiar to those attending, the songs are great to listen to for guests and 'listening'loos' who are welcome to drop in.

Belonging to the International Barbershop Harmony Society, the San Clemente Chapter is seeking new members and is rapidly becoming a part of the vibrant San Clemente arts scene.

119 N. Avenida de la Estrella
San Clemente CA 92663

Warren Willard at (714) 742-0844 or (949) 369-7384

Sunset Cruise Newport Beach
Live Latin Music - Two Cruises To Choose From Nightly

Choose from our Fiesta Newport Beach Cruise with live Latin music complimentary chips and salsa, and a unlimited drink special of only $15 (icey legendary Newport Beach margarita is highly recommended)! Or our Newport Beach Sunset Cruise with beautiful sunsets, live Spanish music, complimentary chips and fresh salsa, and of course the unlimited drink special of $15! Both cruises are 1 ½ hours and tour Newport Bay as well as the famous Newport Beach coastline. Upstairs sundeck, indoor salon, and many other comforts will leave you wanting more. Cruise price only $25

Newport Landing/Newport Bay
309 Palm Street Suite A
Newport Beach


Live Music Cruises
Dana Point Harbor
Every Saturday through the end of September!
7:30pm - 9:00pm $19 per person

Cruise aboard the 95-foot Dana Pride which has upper deck seating as well as inside seating in it's large galley, making it one of the most comfortable rides on the water. The boat also features a full bar including wine, beer (domestic and imported), and mixed drinks. Sit back, relax and enjoy the live music as we cruise through Dana Point Harbor at sunset. *Please note these cruises are for guests 18 and over.

Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching in Dana Point Harbor
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629


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Singles Events

Active Singles Adventures - Orientation Mixers
Every Saturday
5:30 p.m.

Get involved in the sports you love with other active, healthy singles! Active Singles Adventures is Southern California's most active club for sportsminded singles. With offices in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, ASA is the largest sports-oriented singles club in California Weekly new member orientations, where you can look through ASA's 52-page newsletter, get all of your questions answered and consider becoming a member of ASA.nt>

3848 Campus Dr., Suite 203
Newport Beach, 92660

(949) 251-9070

Christian Singles Fun Events

Christian Singles Fun Events is the leading organization in Southern California to organize rotational dinner dances, speedy introductions, bunco, karaoke, retreats, cruises, seminars and many other fun events for singles.

Christian DJ plays a variety of music for free style dancing & swing (60s 70s 80s, oldies, Contemporary Christian, tasteful top 40 & more)

Top Cats
733 Dunn Way
Placentia 92870 (57 Fwy & Orangethorpe)

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Street Fairs

Surf City Nights
Huntington Beach

Tuesdays, 5 pm - 9 pm

A Weekly Street Fair and Certified Farmers Market

Orange County's largest weekly street fair and certified farmers' market. Every Tuesday from 5 pm to 9 pm, 90 vendors presents unique handcrafted wares: furniture, jewelry, art, clothing, live music, street performers, community groups and kids' activities.

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Sports - Recreation and Outdoor Fun

Saturday Fun Roll

Meets every Saturday morning at 10:30a.m. just north of the Huntington Beach Pier at the amphitheater for a skate of approximately 16 miles round trip. The pace is nice and easy and all ages and levels are welcome. They make several rest stops at various points to let everyone catch up. If you miss them at the beginning, just skate south on the beach path, they retrace the route back, so they'll eventually meet. It's highly recommend that you wear all protective gear - at least wristguards and a helmet. Afterwards you can join everyone for lunch in or around downtown Huntington Beach.

Just north of the Huntington Beach Pier
Huntington Beach

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Sunday Brunch

Orange County Mining Co.
9:30 am - 3 pm

Sunday Brunch in Orange County is a wonderful way to enjoy your weekend. At our View Restaurant, Sunday Brunch is always accompanied by champagne, rustic favorites, spectacular views and unique atmosphere. Our elaborate brunch menu includes-but is certainly not limited to-traditional breakfast foods and lunch favorites like barbeque, prime rib, teriyaki chicken and fresh fish selections. You can also choose to view sporting events in the bar or enjoy your Sunday Brunch on the Terrace. With enough variety to satisfy every appetite from the kids to the adults, this is one Sunday Brunch you'll keep coming back to!

1000 Crawford Canyon Rd.
City of Orange

(Discount $5/each adult seated before 10 am. Additional Sunday Brunch Coupons on Website)

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Wine Tasting

First Friday of the Month Wine Party
Meets the FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH (except January)
6-9 pm

Enjoy delicious food, live entertainment with wine pairings. Must make reservations via email or phone

Laguna Canyon Winery
2133 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 USA
949.715.9463 (Wine)

OC Custom Wine

Having recently moved from San Luis Obispo, this new Anaheim winery started making wine in 2003 and have already won 4 medals at the LA International Wine and Spirits Competition. Come by for a tasting, and possibly try your hand at blending your own custom wine!

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Children's Outings - Ongoing Events for Kids

Irvine Park Railroad

Irvine Park Railroad is a one-third scale train that takes both children and adults on a scenic, 12-minute ride through beautiful and scenic Irvine Regional Park. The train ride is narrated by the engineer. Other activities inside of the park include Irvine Park Rentals' paddle boats and Wheel Fun Rentals® bikes (single surrey bikes, deuce coupes, choppers, beach cruises and more), the Orange County Zoo and pony rides. Annual events include an Easter Eggstravaganza, Anniversary Celebration, Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Train. Located in the foothills of Orange, Irvine Park Railroad opens daily at 10:00 AM.

Kids Fun Zone - Anaheim
Last Saturday of every month
11-3 pm

Seasonal Crafts, Merchant Discounts, Birthday Gifts and More!

Ages 12 & under

Anaheim Town Square
2180 East Lincoln Avenue
(Southeast corner of Lincoln Avenue and State College Blvd)
Anaheim, CA 92806

LangoKids Irvine
Hola, Bonjour, Ni Hao! Welcome to LangoKids Irvine!

If you are one of the Orange County parents interested in exposing your children to new languages and cultures, join us for one of the monthly events in Spanish or French or arrange your own "play dates" at a location close to you. Children of all ages and fluency levels are welcome to join. There is no membership fee to join this group. Event fees vary based on the activity. To find out information about playgroups closest to your location, click on link above for website.

Spa Gregorie's for Families - Rancho Santa Margarita

Spa Gregorie's Rancho Santa Margarita introduces new and exciting spa programs and activities for the whole family to enjoy - kids too! Activities include Mother and Toddler Yoga, Baby's First Hair Cut and a Mother and Daughter Spa Experience

22342 El Paseo
Rancho Santa Margarita

(949) 858-9455

Sea Life Storytelling
Newport Beach
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
9:45 am - 11 am

Join us for story-time, songs and play as we discover the wonders of the sea! Our interactive early childhood program (ages 3-5) includes crafts, a touch tank tour, hands-on activities and much more! Each story time has a unique marine theme for children to discover.

Members: $2 per person | Non-Members:$4 per person
siblings under 18 months are free
Registration and advance payment are required. Space is limited to 20 participants. A minimum of 5 children must be registered 24 hours before the start time.

600 East Bay Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92661

RSVP at 949-675-8915 or online

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Mommy and Me Activities

LePort Schools Mommy & Me Montessori Program - Fountain Valley & Huntington Beach & Irvine
Sessions begin every quarter. See website for full schedule

Mommy & Me (also known as Parent & Child) Montessori is your chance to experience “Montessori in a nutshell.” See your child grow as she joyfully explores the Montessori environment, experiments with the Montessori materials, and discovers the children around her. Classes for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. Our Mommy & Me (Parent & Child) Montessori groups meet for 8 weeks for 1.5 hours per week. Enroll today for a class near you and meet other parents with similar age children.

Fountain Valley Campus, 9790 Finch Ave, Fountain Valley
Huntington Harbor Campus, 16081 Waikiki Lane, HB
Irvine Lake Campus, 26 Lake Road, Irvine
Irvine Orchard Hills Campus, 3983 Portola Parkway, Irvine
Irvine San Marino Campus, 1055 San Marino, Irvine
Irvine Spectrum Campus, 1 Technology Drive, Bldg. A, Irvine


Run by Coast Hills Community Church.

Coast Hills’ traditional MOPS group is a special place where you can meet other mothers also passing through this unique stage of life.

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Acting Workshops

Arts & Learning
Classes meet at: Brookhollow Business Suites, off the 55 fwy and Dyer Road (Santa Ana, CA). Previous Performance Venues: Vanguard University, Nechita Center for the Performing Arts, Segerstrom Hall, etc.

The lives of Orange County children of all ages and backgrounds are enriched not just with a love of the arts but also with valuable life skills gained at the Arts & Learning Conservatory. Since its beginnings as a summer performing arts camp in 2004, the nonprofit has grown into a lively center offering dynamic theater, music and dance programs to 800 students ages 5-17 each year. Instructors adapt college-level fine arts material to be age appropriate for participants, inspiring the students while challenging them to reach their personal and artistic potential. As the children learn to audition and perform alongside one another, they gain teamwork, communication, public speaking and social skills. The Arts & Learning Conservatory makes hands-on experiences in the arts accessible to all children, regardless of race, age, income or level of experience.

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Art Workshops / Lessons

Wyland Art Lessons in the Wild - Dana Point
Saturdays & Sundays
Starting February 4th, 2012
10 am - 1 pm or 1 pm - 4 pm

This three hour activity aboard the Ocean Adventures Catamaran begins with a dockside presentation and art lesson, via video feed, by renowned environmental artist, Wyland! Guests will learn how Wyland has created some of the best know marine wildlife paintings and sculptures of our era. The vessel then departs the dock for a whale and dolphin watching adventure! Children can enter their art in an end-of-season contest for the most accurate portrayal of marine mammals to be judged by Wyland.

A portion of the ticket price will be donated back to the Wyland Foundation.

Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, California

Sawdust Studio Art Classes - Laguna Beach

Create your own keepsake! Classes are taught by professional art instructors. Each class focuses on either a ceramic item or jewelry piece. - in just one session!

Check website for current schedule of classes. Morning and afternoon classes are offered.

Sawdust Art Festival grounds.
935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA.

Sawdust Spring into Art Workshops - Laguna Beach

Unique hands-on weekend art workshops in exciting art media including glass-blowing, painting, mixed-media, ceramics, jewelry and more. These two day workshops include one-on-one instruction with local professional artists. Class fees include all supplies, refreshments and a light lunch. Check website for schedule

Sawdust Art Festival grounds.
935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA.

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Cooking Classes

Food Trade Consultants
Evening Cooking Classes in San Juan Capistrano

Offering a wide variety of hands-on cooking classes for the food enthusiast and home chef. Both smaller, private classes or larger classes with a limit of 10 people are offered. Each class includes all ingredients along with recipe sheets for you to add to your personal cook book. All classes put an emphasis on the use of the freshest ingredients offered during each season. Teen cooking classes also offered. All classes are $79 per class and include all ingredients. Holiday classes are $90 per class.

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Educational Events & Lectures

Bolsa Chica Conservancy - Wetlands Tour - Huntington Beach
2nd Saturday of the month
9 am - 10:30 am

Get outdoors and enjoy a free tour of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands! Take a walk with one of our guides and learn about the the rich natural and human history of the wetlands while exploring the wonderful ecology of the wetlands. Tours begin every 15 minutes and five areas of interest are included in the presentation: history, birds, endangered species, ecology and restoration. This free tour is on a first come, first served basis. This is a wonderful opportunity for vacationers, students, small groups and local citizens to visit our valuable resource.

Bolsa Chica Conservancy
South lot of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach

To reservce private tours, call (714) 840-1575

Visitor Night at UCI Observatory

UCI Observatory is open to the general public, approximately 5 times per year. Visitor Nights are free of charge, although a donation per family is suggested to defray the costs, and there is a campus parking fee.

Upcoming nights - December 13, 2011. March 10, April 14, June 5, June 23, 2012. Please check their website before attending. Weather conditions may cause the event to be canceled.

The Observatory
University of California, Irvine

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Gardening Lectures & Workshops

Lectures at Roger's Gardens

In their 'My Edible Garden' series, Roger's Garden hold monthly discussions of everything edible: vegetables, herbs, fruits, berries and more. Check their calendar of events for other interesting topics such as secrets of growing roses and gardening with succulents.

Roger's Gardens
2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd
Corona del Mar, California 92625

Gardening Workshops - Irvine
Fall gardening is over - check back for new dates!

The Orange County Great Park invites all aspiring backyard gardeners and green thumbs to take part in the 2012 Fall Gardening Workshop series beginning October 6 at the Great Park’s Farm + Food Lab. Free Parking & Admission

Orange County Great Park
Marine Way and Sand Canyon
Irvine, CA

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Prayer, Meditation and Stretch - Orange
Thursdays, October 9 to November 13, 2014
6:30 to 7:30 pm

Be refreshed at this unique class that includes a Psalmist and a live violinist. Meditate on God's Word, Release Stress, tone Your body, Relax Your Mind, Restore Your Soul...Be at Peace.

191 N. Orange Street
Orange, CA

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Outdoor / Nature Workshops & Camps

Starr Ranch Sanctuary
Trabuco Canyon

Biannual “Family Nature Workshops” on Saturdays are offered free for families who come to Starr Ranch to participate in workshops that include a sampling of their ecology programs, nature walks, and programs by guest biologists. During week-end “Wildlife Research Camps” families have fun together doing outdoor research with our biologists during day and evening programs.

Check their website for other ongoing acitivities such as nature walks, Junior Biologists programs, ongoing research programs for volunteers, and workshops.

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Real Estate / Investment Workshops

Marshall Reddick Real Estate Network Workshops

Our event provides the new and cutting edge information in the real estate industry. We change topics monthly so that we might be able to reach every level of real estate investor. Not only do we offer information but also screen and pick the best investment property. Our property ranges from Foreclosures to commercial. Come out to our FREE meeting every second Monday of the month.

Locations vary

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Test Taking Classes & Workshops

The Princeton Review Presents
FREE Practice PSAT and Scoresback

The Princeton Review is offering a Free Practice PSAT. Students will be able to take a full-length practice PSAT under actual test conditions. This is a great opportunity to find out your strengths and weaknesses on the PSAT without affecting your official scores.

To find an event near you, visit the Princeton Review Free Event Search page, or contact Princeton Review at 1-800-2Revie

FREE SAT Exam and Parent Info Session while students are testing

Seats are limited, so reserve your spot today. To find an event near you, visit the Princeton Review Free Event Search page, or contact Princeton Review at 1-800-2Review

The Princeton Review Presents
FREE GMAT Pencil & Paper Test

A pencil & paper GMAT is a skills based exam that will evaluate your strengths & weaknesses for the GMAT CAT. You will receive a computer generated score report that outlines your specific performance. Pick up your P & P scores at the corresponding GMAT Strategy Session listed below. If this is your first time even considering the GMAT, the P & P test is a great start. Additionally, if you would like to take a FREE computer adaptive GMAT, please visit online at

GMAT and B-School Strategy Session
Join The Princeton Review as we discuss the GMAT, test-taking strategies and business school admissions. Our expert instructor will answer all your questions and alleviate fears associated with the GMAT. If you took a corresponding Pencil & Paper GMAT, you may also pick up your scores at the respective Strategy Sessions (same locations only).

Seats are limited. Reserve your spot today! To find an event near you, visit the Princeton Review Free Event Search page, or contact Princeton Review at 1-800-2Review

The Princeton Review Presents

*This is a Paper & Pencil GRE test. A Paper & Pencil GRE is a skills based exam that will evaluate your strengths and weaknesses for the GRE CAT. You will receive a computer generated score report that outlines your specific performance. Pick up your P&P scores at the corresponding GRE Strategy Session. If this is your first time even considering the GRE, the P&P test is a great start. Additionally, if you would like to take a FREE Computer Adaptive GRE, please visit us online at

FREE GRE & Grad School Strategy Sessions
Join The Princeton Review as we discuss the GRE, testing strategies and grad school admissions. Our expert instructor will answer all your questions and alleviate fears associated with the GRE. If you took a corresponding P & P GRE, you may also pick up your scores at the respective Strategy Sessions.

Seats are limited, so reserve your spot today. To find an event near you, visit the Princeton Review Free Event Search page, or contact Princeton Review at 1-800-2Review

The Princeton Review Presents

Practice LSAT Test Dates: Take a full-length LSAT without affecting your record! You will receive a detailed, computerized score report that outlines your personal strengths & weaknesses. Additionally, pick up your scores and learn LSAT techniques by attending your respective Strategy Session.

Discussion of the LSAT, test-taking strategies and law school admissions. Expert instructor will answer all of your questions and alleviate your fears about the LSAT.

Seats are limited, so reserve your spot today. To find an event near you, visit the Princeton Review Free Event Search page, or contact Princeton Review at 1-800-2Review

The Princeton Review Presents
Upcoming FREE MCAT Events

MCAT Practice Testing (Computer-Based Test)
The Princeton Review is proud to announce its full-length, MCAT CBT in anticipation of the upcoming MCAT changes.

MCAT Practice Testing (Pencil & Paper Test)
When you take a Princeton Review P&P MCAT, you will also receive a detailed, computerized score report that outlines your specific strengths and weaknesses.

MCAT CBT & Med School Strategy Sessions
Strategy Sessions are designed to discuss the Changes to the MCAT, teach test-taking strategies and outline med school admissions

Seats are limited, so reserve your spot today. To find an event near you, visit the Princeton Review Free Event Search page, or contact Princeton Review at 1-800-2Review

It's Your Money / Estate Workshops

Free Financial Workshops heald at the following locations:

Mission Viejo Senior Center - Mondays 1:00 to 2:30 PM
Newport Beach Library - Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 AM
Laguna Hills Senior Center - Tuesdays 2:30 to 4 PM
Huntington Beach - Wednesday 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Fullerton Senior Center - Thursday 2:00 to 3:30 PM
Laguna Beach - Fridays at 10:00 to 11:30 AM
Laguna Niguel Senior Center -Fridays at 1:00 to 2:30 PM
Seal Beach, Leisure World, Clubhouse 4 - 10-week program

Program Description & Schedule of Events

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Wine Classes & Workshops

OC Custom Wine

Oc Custom Wine is offering a Winemakers class. Priced at $300, it includes the barrel tasting, blending, bottling, corking and custom labels of a case of premium wine. For three or more cases the price drops to $216 per case. Classes are by appointment only.

Come by for a tasting, and possibly try your hand at blending your own custom wine!

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