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WEB-EXCLUSIVE: In celebration of California Wine Month, check out one of these local vineyards.

Leonard Ortiz/The Orange County Register

California Wine Month
:: discovercaliforniawine.com

September is California Wine Month – and though Orange County may not have the sprawling vineyards of Italy, it does have a lot of great local wines readily available. In celebration of the month, soak up the flavors of California and discover a locally produced wine.

Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery
This winery is tucked away near the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve. Solar panels and a 1,000-square-foot underground wine cave make this local winery a friend of the earth. The solar panels provide power and the cave utilizes the earth’s natural insulation.
949.645.2200 :: nbwine.com

Hamilton Oaks Vineyard
This family-owned vineyard “nestled in the hills of Trabuco Canyon,” was first established in 1989 with the winery opening in 2002. Each year at harvest, friends and family members of the Tamez family gather to harvest the grapes and bottle the wine. Join the Tamez family at their Harvest Party on October 23, 2010 for the full effect.
949.459.6913 :: hamiltonoaksvineyard.com

Stewarts’ Vineyard
This Yorba Linda vineyard was founded in 2000, with the winery opening in 2004. The Yorba Linda climate is ideal for growing classic varieties of wine.
714.693.0413 :: stewartsvineyard.com 

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