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

The Sommelier Company

Need a sommelier or wine educator for your next event? SOMMELIER-GUIDED WINE TASTING EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES We offer nationwide local coverage for your special event, including corporate wine tastings, team building retreats, client appreciation or incentive events, executive off-site meetings, private in-home celebrations, educational seminars, and wine country excursions. You can get a quote within 15 minutes
ph. 3104675582

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

LCA Wine

We are Laguna Culinary Arts reinvented! We focus on wine tasting, education and retail sales out of SOCO Collections in Orange County. LCA Wine continues the tradition started in Laguna Beach more than ten years ago, offering wines from all over the world that represent the unique terroir of each place at great values. In addition to sales and educational tastings, we offer wine classes for consumers and those in the trade. Take a look inside:
3315 Hyland Ave, Suite H.
Costa Mesa, California
ph. (657) 232-0920