Barrel Blending & Wine Tasting
Join us for private barrel blending and barrel tasting at our Irvine warehouse. Learn to make your own wine in a private wine tasting experience. Open by appointment only, our experienced wine ambassadors will create a life-changing experience that you will never forget.
Group Wine Events
Grab your friends and come blend your own bottle of wine. There is nothing more exciting than a chance to create memories with those that you love the most. Open to groups of 6 or more, we will offer you a private wine event that is second to none.
Taste & Blend Wine
Open every day that you want to drink wine, our wine tasting experience is designed to let you experience the very best of the Santa Ynez valley. No need to make the drive to wine country when you can come to Irvine, CA, and sample a few barrel samples that will make your liver quiver each and every day. An appointment is required to enjoy our wine warehouse barrel room.
Taste and Blend your Own Wine
Make your own Wine
We have broken into the barrels and brought down samples from our wine production facility in the Santa Ynez Valley for you to try. These barrels are stored in Irvine and aging on a daily basis just waiting for you to try them out and blend them together. Yep… we created a wine blending facility just for you and your group. Visit our Irvine warehouse facility and learn to make wine. Your wine… your name… your amazing experience!
Raise a glass with up to 12 Guests
Santa Ynez Barrel Wines
Our Irvine Wine Tasting and Blending Warehouse is open BY APPOINTMENT only and only available to groups from 6 to 20. We are so excited to have this awesome opportunity to let you become a strong and intimate part of the wine-making process at McClain Cellars. This is a blending warehouse facility with barrels of wines from our Santa Ynez Valley winery. You w=can make a wine, taste some vintages, and fall in love with the experience of being a winemaker for a day. So grab your significant other, friends, family and get ready to blend your own bottle of our “stupid” good wine.
Every guest will have an opportunity to really get their hands and pallet into the winemaking process. We only offer red wines to blend with at this time. If, however, your guest would like to try tasting some white wines… we have you covered. You will barrel taste 6 different red wines that are in barrel and aging. We will gather these wines into small sample jars with you and work with them in our temperature-controlled warehouse. We will also supply you with beakers for measuring, a notepad to write down what you like and do not like and a glass to sample with. You will then start blending and tasting until you’ve created the ultimate selection.
Each guest will get 1 bottle of the wine that they created to enjoy at home. During your experience, you will cork the bottle, add your own name to it and take it home. If you want more bottles of the same wine….. not to worry… you can make more for an extra cost.
Bring your Group in for a Glass
Winemaker for a Day
Wine tasting & wine blending is more than just a good time. At our Irvine wine blending warehouse, you will discover how to make a party with your friends a lifelong experience that is second to none.
• Each guest will have a complete beaker set to use to help measure and create the wine blends.
• A complete formula sheet to help you catalog what works and what does not work as you blend through these creations.
• We will include (1) 750ml bottle of your own blend with your own name! (YES – You can order more if it is that good!)
Make your reservation today and create a memory that will last a lifetime.
Private Group Wine Events
Local Wine Tasting
Yes, we offer basic wine tasting from our current release as well as wine blending samples in our Irvine Wine Blending Warehouse. We are open by appointment only for groups of 6 to 20 only. We are sorry, but we can not accommodate any walk-ins as our wine events are all private. Enjoy a private wine tasting experience with our wine ambassadors. Grab your group and find out what a good time really is.