Orange County - Wine Education and Schools

This is a list with links to various Wine Education and Schools in and around Orange County.
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Tom DiNardo - The Wine Zealot

Tom DiNardo has worked in the wine industry in both California and Washington. With a reverence for the grape, Tom continues his passionate pursuit today as a wine consultant and educator who teaches others about oenology and wine collecting. Mr. DiNardo is a sommelier diplomate with the International Sommelier Guild and a member of the Society of Wine Educators. He is a freelance writer for Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, and Santé Magazines, and is a regular contributor to Wine Tom is a featured auctioneer for Chicago based ERI wine auction gallery, and has sold some of the finest and rarest wines from around the world. Mr. DiNardo is also a certified master appraiser (ISA-AM & MPPA)and prior to his wine immersion experience, Tom DiNardo founded DiNardo & Lord Auctioneersin 1993. Through these unique experiences, Tom has gained invaluable knowledge about the wine industry. Please view our Charity Auctions Calendar ( To learn more about our Wine Appraisal Services (
ph. 888-503-0828

OC Wine School- Wine Education Courses and Private Tasting Parties

The OC Wine School host wine education courses in beautiful wine country right here in Orange County. Public classes are conducted at Newport Beach Vineyards & Winery in the heart of Newport Beach as well as Giracci Vineyards & Farms in Silverado. We offer something for all levels of wine enthusiasts, whether you are a novice or wine professional. We also organize private group courses and wine tasting parties as well as craft beer tastings in your home or office. Our staff of Wine Educators and Event Planners can create a custom event for any occasion. The OC Wine School hosts special event tastings throughout the year which include blind tastings, rare wine tastings and winemaker dinners. Our team have been organizing wine themed events and educating the world about wine since 1993. Join us for a class or contact us for your private event today!
PO Box 3004
Newport beach, California
ph. 1888 499 WINE