Wine Lover's Guide

From a chic wine bar to a restaurant with a fine wine list, we've popped the cork on the best chardonnays and merlots in Orange County.

Updated: May 07, 2004

Where to Sip


Mr. Stox

1105 E Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

Oenophiles will swoon over the cellar that houses a dizzying 20,000 bottles of wine with more than 900 different labels.


Napa Rose Restaurant

1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802


Pinot Provence Restaurant

686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

This posh Provencal bistro has a small but mighty wine list, painstakingly chosen to match its divine gourmet menu.


Anaheim White House

887 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805

Splurge on an '89 Chateau Lafite or sip an uncomplicated Cakebread chardonnay, this glorious mansion-turned-destination restaurant has it all.


French 75 Bistro - Laguna Beach

1464 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Like your wine sparkling? This romantic French bistro has 38 types of the bubbly stuff--11 available by the glass.


Oysters

2515 E Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

What goes perfectly with the eponymous bivalves? One of owners-vinters Walt and Mona Babcock's (of Babcock Vineyards) light chardonnays.


Bistango

19100 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612


Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

4322 Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, CA 33607


Wine Bars


Memphis Soul Cafe & Bar

2920 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Wine glasses are offered at inexpensive prices at the restaurant that offers gumbo and southern cuisine.


Bacchus Secret Cellar

6735 Quail Hill Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92603


Cafe Zoolu

860 Glenneyre St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Disney's Grand Californian Hotel And Spa

1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802


Opah

13122 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602


230 Forest Avenue Restaurant

230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651