​My favorite places to sip and shop for the best import and speciality California wines....you may even find me pouring at one of these locations!

​LCA Wine

Want to learn about wine and taste amazing value wines from around the world?  Destination found! Located in the SOCO Collection/OC Mix in Costa Mesa, this gem of a wine shop offers consumer and wine certification courses, retail sales and $5 wine tastings every Saturday from noon to 5:30pm!    Catch me hosting the tasting bar one Saturday each month.

Perks:  Try-before-you-buy Wine Tasting, Wine Club, WSET Wine Certification Courses, Peter Neptune MS School of Wine

More information:   www.LCAwine.com​​

Industry - Wine Sales

The Winebow Group - MundoVino Imports

Contact me for a preview of my wines for your restaurant, winebar or retail shop.   MundoVino Imports proudly features family owned wineries from Spain, Portugal, Chile & Argentina.

More information:   www.Winebow.com​​​

Email:   andii.ulrich@winebow.com 

Consumer Wine Tasting & Sales

Vegan Wine 101

  • Vegan wines are made with certified organic grapes. 
  • Most wines are “fined”  which means that proteins and yeast are filtered out of the wine.
  • Commonly used fining agents are animal derived products such as egg whites and gelatins.
  • Wines are classified as Vegan when non-animal products are used in the fining process, most commonly bentonite clay or zero gravity
  • Vegan wines are Raw Diet friendly with fermentation levels below 118 degrees

Biodynamic 101

  • Biodynamic grapes are farmed organically, but also in accordance with the Earth’s movements along a series of farming guidelines developed  by an Austrian philosopher, Rudolf Steiner, in 1924.
  • At its most basic, the biodynamic approach to grape-growing sees the vineyard as an ecological whole: not just rows of grapevines, but the soil beneath them—an organism in its own right—and the other flora and fauna in the area, growing together interdependently.
  • Biodynamic farming follows the lunar calendar for planting, fertilizing, and harvesting.
  • Everything that the vineyard needs to grow and flourish is contained within the ecosystem of the vineyard and ensuring the sustainability of the land and the quality of the grapes.

Wines…Sip, Savor, Sante!

A Hidden Vine on Lake Mission Viejo

A quaint retail shop and tasting room with the best water front patio in the OC!  Your location for the best selection of boutique wines from Napa, Sonomo, Paso Robles, Oregon and select imports.   Enjoy a rotating selection of 16 wines BTG via their Napa Technology pour system...sip and play as I refer to it.  An excellent selection of artisan cheese & charcuteries to enjoy with your wine as well as tasty flat breads made to order hot from the oven.  Meet the wine-maker tasting night on select Saturday nights each month - RSVPs required as these events sell out fast!

Perks:  Wines BTG, Wine Club, Winery Tasting Nights,

Lakeside Patio Seating

More information:   www.AHiddenVine.com​​​