2012-12-04 OCSTC Holiday Celebration and CHOC Toy Drive
Update: We will be able to accept walk-ins. Please continue to register online until the event begins.
In lieu of our regular December meeting, we will celebrate the holidays at the Orange Coast Winery. For the member rate of just $26.00, you will receive a glass of champagne, six wine tastings of your selection, cheese and crackers, petite desserts and, undeniably, a very fun time. If you’re interested, you’ll learn about how they select the grapes, make the wine, and of course, sample it. You can also relax, sip wine, and do some holiday shopping. Aside from purchasing wine, you can pick up other small gift items such as candles, jewelry, decorative wine holders, wine openers, hors d'oeuvre plates, and more. We are extending this invitation to our members and/or their significant others, family, and friends to join in the celebration, all at the member rate.
This cozy wine hideaway in Newport Beach is owned and operated by husband and wife team Doug and Debbie Wiens, of the Wien’s Family Cellar in Temecula. Doug was recently named Temecula’s Winemaker of the Year 2012 by Empire Magazine. Two of their wines were also winners at the Orange County Fair this year, including their Sauvignon Blanc, which won a bronze and their Petite Syrah, which won silver.
We are also making this a charitable event by partnering with CHOC (The Children’s Hospital of Orange County) and the Orange Coast Winery. When you purchase wine from Orange Coast Winery, they will donate 20% of all full priced bottles to CHOC. What a great way to purchase holiday gifts and give to charity at the same time!
In participation with CHOC, we are hosting a toy drive. Due to CHOC’s current construction, storage space is extremely limited. In lieu of toy donations, they are encouraging donors to consider giving gift cards to places such as:
- Toys “R” Us or Babies “R” Us
- Barnes &Noble
- Visa gift cards are always appreciated!
- Grocery stores or gas stations
Durable, cleanable toys are also useful in the hospital setting. If you prefer to donate a toy instead of a gift card, please check out CHOC’s wish list at http://www.choc.org/childlife/index.cfm?id=P00212 to learn what toys they need.
Be sure to register early as we cannot accept last minute reservations or walk-ins for this event. Please register by 12 midnight on Friday, November 30, 2012.
Location & Directions
Orange Coast Winery
Holiday Wine Tasting and Hors d'oeuvres
883 West 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The directions provided are the most direct route. Please check Google Maps, Yahoo Maps or MapQuest for directions.
- Take the 55 South to the end; becomes Newport Boulevard
- Turn right onto 17th Street.
- Turn left onto Placentia Avenue.
- Turn right onto 16th Street.
- The OC Winery is located on the left.
Parking and entry is behind the building.
Happy Holidays to All!
Best wishes from your OCSTC Council: Betsy Malone, Michael Opsteegh, Jennifer Lares, Rebecca Feinstein, Roger Hunnicutt, and Marcia Couey