Top 5 Wine Tours In Orange County, California - Updated 2024

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The OC was once been named as one of the wealthiest cities in California and it also has some of the best produce from the farms and orchards abundant in the area. There’s so much to see in Orange County. Its popular beaches can be packed during the summer or any given time of the year. If you want to have a laidback experience that won’t drag you to the populated Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, or to Laguna or Huntington beaches and other surfing spots, then turn your sight to OC’s best vineyards and wineries. Tasting tours will give you unique yet personal travel experiences in this part of southern California. Orange County, where the soil is perfect for growing grapes, offers the best tasting and wine tours. Get your chance to taste handcrafted wine and get entertained by tour facilitators. Check out the top wine tours in Orange County, California.

1. Wine and dine with your friends at top-notch wineries (from USD 580.0)

Enjoy a whole day of wine-tasting at top-notch wineries. Stop by Wilson Creek Winery where you will also be spending lunch at their Creekside Restaurant, as well as South Coast Winery Resort and Spa, Ponte Winery, and Monte De Oro Winery. For the group tour, guests of 14 people will have an exclusive driver and tour guide and a service for pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. You will have the chance to explore different family-owned vineyards and delicious reds. You’re assured to enjoy the tour even if you’re not a wine enthusiast because of the exceptional views of the vineyards.

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Temecula Valley Wineries and Vineyards Drink and Taste Tour From Orange County

Duration: 8 hours

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2. Be a VIP and enjoy the majestic views and drinks at Temecula

Get up-close and personal with vineyard owners, winemakers, and ever the vineyard pets! The facilitators of this tour are native Californians who will take you to the magical and majestic Temecula. The awesome views of high mountains will add to the feel and nostalgia of the activity. Feel like a VIP for a day while riding a luxury car during the tour and wine-tasting. You will surely find the wine of your life no matter how meticulous you are with your drink. Spanish-language tours are also available. If you are traveling with a child, just notify the organizer beforehand so that they can provide a stroller and an infant seat. The tour will depart at Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas.

VIP Temecula Wine Tasting Tour

Address: Departs at Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas, 23000 Newport Coast

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3. Ride in style while sipping a drink

This is the tour to book if you want to experience drinking wine inside a limo with friends or family. The OC Wine Tour will let you choose from two to three wine tours from four winery choices – Giracci Vineyards, Laguna Canyon Winery, Rancho Las Lomas, and Frisby Cellars. The tour will save you a lot of time because your itinerary is already planned and laid out for you. Another awesome thing about this tour is that it doesn’t require a minimum number of guests – that means there is little to no chance of the tour being canceled or postponed.

OC Wine and Brew Tours

Website: OC Wine and Brew Tours

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4. Host your own party and wine tour in a bus

This tour is perfect if you are planning a party. You can decorate the party bus and bring your own food. This tour and party inside the bus will make you feel youthful and adventurous again. Feel free to blast any music that you want to play inside the bus. For only USD 75, the entire tour will cover everything, hence, you will get more than what you paid for. The tour guides are also amazing as they will give you tips and tricks on how you can best enjoy your winery tour. The hosts give free chocolates to the guests too. This tour can be combined with a special brewery tour.

Straight Off The Vine Wine Tour

Website: Straight Off The Vine Wine Tour

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5. Ride a trolley around Old Towne

This maybe one of the most unique wine tours in the OC. Visit and see the wineries on board a themed trolley that is decorated based on the occasion or season. Depending on which month are you planning to visit, you can see a spooky Halloween train or a Christmas trolley. The entire two-hour trip is so packed, guests will stop at 8 to 12 unique restaurants around Old Towne where testers can have a taste test of 6 to 7 different wines. In this tour, you can get to eat and drink as you take take a nostalgic trip along old and historical places in Orange County.

OC Trolley Wine Tour

Address: 606 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866

Website: OC Trolley Wine Tour

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Try to drink from every cup

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Jon Sullivan used under PUBLIC DOMAIN

Making and drinking wine has really evolved throughout the years and it has become a more interesting experience. Whether drinking with you partner, friends or family, wine is always a must. So to all of us who enjoy wine and life, let’s take it from the famous author Paulo Coelho, “Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”

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Maui Hermitanio is a Manila-based content writer. She is most interested in writing about international cuisines, popular food stops, and destinations with beaches and outdoor sceneries. She has...Read more

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