When people think of California wines, Temecula, Paso Robles, and Santa Barbara pop to mind first. But no need to travel far as you can sample award-winning vintages right here in Orange County. • Giracci Vineyards and Farms Silverado: Award-winning vintages produces in the serene vineyard. • Hamilton Oaks Vineyard Trabuco Canyon: Created with handcrafted winemaking equipment and aged in French Oak Barrels, Hamilton Oaks Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are exquisite as are the Barbera and Mélange Du Sud. • Laguna Canyon Winery Laguna Beach: Their focus is on producing fruit forward premium style wines with unique character and taste. Tasting room on Laguna Canyon Road. • Pozzuoli Vineyard & Winery Tustin. This family winery produces about 500 cases/year specializing in red varietal blends, rosato & white wines.