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Wine Tasting Picnic

Friday, October 8th from 5:30-7:30pm

At Pavilion Park
194 Compass, Irvine, CA 92618

Join Certified Sommelier Sasha DeJaynes of Vinolust for a fun and educational outdoor wine gathering!

Taste and learn about delicious wines while enjoying the beautiful setting of Pavillion Park of Great Park Neighborhoods.  Tickets are just $15 for tastings of four delightful global wines, and additional tastings can be purchased at the event.  Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic goodies to accompany their wines. See below for a recommendation of pairings to go with our evening's lineup.

You can purchase your tasting tickets to the event by clicking below.  The tasting is exclusive to Great Park Neighborhood Residents and their guests.

- This will be a cashless event.  All major debit/credit cards & Venmo will be accepted.
- Tasting tickets are sold in groups of 4 for $15.
1 ticket = A taste of one wine

4 tickets = A glass of one wine
8 tickets = One bottle of wine


We look forward to seeing you there!

Planning your Picnic

Wine tastes even better when enjoyed with good company and good food!

The wines for our tasting will pair with a wide range of foods, so feel free to bring whatever you like to picnic on best.  However, below are a few pairing recommendations that you can consider including in your basket to enhance your wine tasting experience:

Wine #1: Albariño
Our first wine is a delicious and refreshing white wine from Spain!
With great acidity and tangy fruit, it is great with seafood and lighter fare.

Soft goat cheese or Burrata

Wine #2: Rosé
Classic dry Rosé from the south of France is a dream for food pairing.
Excellent with flavorful cheeses, charcuterie and salads.

Feta cheese
Prosciutto or duck confit

Niçoise salad

Wine #3: Grenache
With its red fruit profile and fuller body, Grenache is an easy drinking wine and a friend of many foodies.
Perfect with spicy or smoky cuisine and heartier dishes.

Aged gouda or cheddar
Chipotle Mac N Cheese

BBQ pork

Wine #4: Carignan
This hearty grape has bold, beautiful dark berry flavors and nice tannins to boot.
Enjoy with tangy hard cheeses, meats.

Manchego cheese
Curry chicken salad

Grilled mushroom tarte

Neptune School of Wine/Vinolust Classes for Great Park Neighborhood Cancellation and Exchange Policy

Class purchases may be refunded by written request up to 14 days prior to class or event. No refunds less than 14 days prior to event. Transfers can be requested up to 48 hours prior to class.  Requests received less than 48 hours prior to class will not be eligible for credit or transfer.  Please see cancellation policy for further detail.