Here are a few upcoming wine events to put on your calendar:
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar in Tustin will host a winemaker dinner featuring the wines of Martin Ray on Thursday, March 14. The four-course dinner prepared by chef Yvon Goetz includes heirloom tomato gazpacho paired with the 2012 Napa Sauvignon Blanc, yellowfin tuna and lump crabmeat napoleon with the 2010 Santa Cruz Chardonnay, wild Loch Duart salmon with French green lentils and the 2010 Santa Cruz Pinot Noir, and for dessert, chocolate amaretto frivolite with almond brittle and the 2008 Diamond Mountain Zinfandel Port. The cost is $99 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Call (714) 258-7600 for reservations; firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of today, there are still some tickets left for the 2013 Annual Family Winemakers of California Southern California tasting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall on Saturday, March 9. The tickets are for the Reserve area on Saturday only, when 25 winemakers will pour wines that retail from $75 to $150 in the iSip lounge. They'll go for $100 and include entry to the trade segment from 1 to 3 p.m., two hours before the official opening to the public. General admission tickets that day are $60. To purchase tickets, visit fwcconsumertickets.eventbrite.com.