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Best Wine Bars In Orange County

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Serving delicious reds to light and crisp white wine and more, Orange County is teeming with great wine bars throughout the area. From Fullerton to Santa Ana, these are the best wine bars where you can sit back, relax, and grab a glass of your favorite wine.

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The Twisted Vine
127 W Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 871-1200

Located in downtown Fullerton, The Twisted Vine is a great place to come with a friend and sit, relax and have a few glasses of wine. Whether after work, on the weekend, or during the day, this unique wine bar offers it all. The bar was opened by a couple who went on a trip to Napa Valley. Soon after the trip to Napa, the couple, who had a love for Fullerton, were married, and set their sights on bringing the delicious selections from wine country to Orange County. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or someone without much knowledge of wine, the staff here is friendly and can help you choose the perfect option for you. Offering weekly flights of wine, red and white wine by the glass and bottle, sparkling wine, beer, dessert, and food, there are so many terrific wine and food options here that you'll want to come back time and time again. Make sure to visit the website to see what their weekly flight offers, or to see their extensive menu of wine.

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The Robbins Nest
92701, 214 N Sycamore St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 568-9926

Santa Ana's Robins Nest Wine Bar offers a welcoming and pleasant environment with a big selection of red and white wine by both the bottle and by the glass. Whether you're looking for a glass of Pinot Grigio, Cabernet, Chardonnay, or a blend, they've got it. In fact, they offer so many options it will be tough to choose just one. Instead, opt for a few glasses, and make sure to take a trip back to experience not only the charming setting, but the great wine. Most of their wine selections are from up north in Sonoma County, or from Washington, but they offer wine from throughout the world, too. Hungry? They also offer delicious food like pizzas, and burgers.

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The Cellar
156 Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 492-3663

With a cheese bar in front of the restaurant, as well as a piano player on given days, drinking wine here is definitely an experience. Make sure to start with their cheese with bread and honey along with your glass of wine. A perfect spot for a date night, this wine bar offers wine by the glass, or by the bottle from around the world. Looking for a Napa Valley Cab? They have it. Looking for something a bit more global? Argentinian Cabernet Sauvignon wine and more are for the picking here as well. From Pinot Noir's, to notable reds like their Italian Barbera D'alba Andrea Oberto, there are plenty of options to choose from. They also offer sake, after dinner wines, rosé, and plenty of white wines.

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SeaLegs Wine Bar
21022 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-5700

Huntington Beach's SeaLegs Wine Bar is an experience that will have you feeling as if you've stepped into the Hamptons with a beachside vibe. Offering an inviting experience for guests to enjoy a selection of limited production wines, hand-selected craft beers, craft cocktails and an award-winning seasonal California small plates menu that is tempting to the palate, this wine bar has a stunning glass encased 2,000-bottle wine cellar as a backdrop, which creates an immediate warmth and sophistication balanced by its relaxed local clientele. The wine bar offers an impressive menu of reds from Santa Barbara, Napa, Spain, Paso Robles, Sonoma, and elsewhere around the world. For those who enjoy white wine can get their fill on New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wine, or Chardonnay's from Sonoma. Also on tap are bottles from The Russian River region, Napa, and from around the world.

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The Barrel Room
324 W 4th St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 204-0519

Another great tapas and wine bar in Orange County is The Barrel Room. Tasting wine in a bar setting is one thing, but when you get to taste it in a barrel room, you get the authentic experience. That's just what you get at this Santa Ana wine bar. Making for a unique opportunity to taste wine, the barrel room is a one-of-a-kind place where it's relaxed, casual and fun. Offering a wine club for patrons, The Barrel Room is also open from Tuesday to Saturday, serving an extraordinary selection of wine from family-owned and small vineyards. The menu, which evolves with the seasons and vintages, features reds, whites and more, and is unique because they are always changing things up.

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