The Wine Artist: A beautifully delicious experience


Corie Maue
Riverside Destinations Examiner

Just a scant hour west of Riverside County, a truly unique wine and food adventure awaits. Located in the outskirts of Irvine, CA, The Wine Artist promises a memorable experience to all who drop in.

With an elegant Tuscan interior and relaxed atmosphere, The Wine Artist is the ideal spot for a glass of wine after work, a wine bottling party (complete with custom labels) or a cooking class with chef and owner MJ Hong.

Conveniently situated in a business park in Lake Forest, The Wine Artist is a popular hang out for business professionals, tourists and locals throughout the week. The 2500 square foot space is a unique alternative for corporate meetings and functions.

For those that enjoy an interactive experience, a wine tasting and wine bottling party is just the thing. The Wine Artist features a wine bottling production line in the tasting room so guests can participate in the process with ease. All artwork and logos are designed in house, so a custom label is easily created to commemorate the special occasion.
Perhaps the most engaging way to experience The Wine Artist's charm is taking a cooking class with chef and owner MJ Hong. Hong is an excellent teacher: entertaining, informative and patient.

The Wine Artist's classes feature wine-friendly food (of course!) from around the globe, and recently offered a Taste of Thailand cooking class. Guests learned how to prepare Spring Rolls, Pad Thai, Chicken Curry and Mango Sticky Rice...