McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Featuring a 16-foot glass garage door, skylights, and a shaded patio, McClain Cellars brings the beauty of Laguna Beach into the tasting room. Along the bar, you will find artistic wine bottles with unique paintings on each. Each of the wines has a clever name like, “Summer Breeze,” “Love & Happiness,” “Promise Keeper,” and “Faithful Friend” to name a few. With the capacity to host up to 49 guests at once, this quaint venue offers free parking, easy freeway access and flexible hours. The tasting lounge is in the HIVE at 849 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA next to Kitchen in the Canyon and the Laguna Beach Beer Company.
5 Star Wine Tasting from the Santa Ynez Valley
Multiple dates availableAward-winning wines from the Santa Ynez Valley are waiting for you. Offering 5 different wine tasting flights to enjoy. All white, red & white, all reds, reserve only and the owner's flight. Choose the one that is best for you. We also offer an amazing Artisan Popcorn pairing that you can add to your wine flight features homemade flavors like Black Truffle & Garlic, Garlic Pepper & Rosemary, and many more.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Taylor was absolutely the best!!! She’s very knowledgeable and overall an exceptional host.
Thank you so much for this nice review! I am so glad you had such an awesome experience!! (: We hope you come back again soon!
So fun! Staff was great. Wine really good!
Wine tasting was great. Live music playing and outside heaters made it a very relaxing evening.
Love the wine! I am a wine club member and enjoy the live music. Tastings are included in the free membership.
Thank you so much for your support as a wine club member! You are truly the backbones of our business and we appreciate you!
We were really pleased with our experience at McClain. We had visited the Solvang tasting room previously, but this was our first visit to McClain in Laguna. Our server,
Chelsea, was super friendly and knowledgeable about the wines. The atmosphere is relaxed and very inviting. The wines are excellent. We chatted with the owner, Jason, for a few minutes before we left and enjoyed his energy and enthusiasm. We're happy that this fun wine experience is just down the road from where we live and we will definitely visit again.
Patty and Tim, thank you so much for taking the time to come visit us in both Solvang AND Laguna Beach! We're so happy that you've enjoyed your time spent with us and we can't wait to have you back!
Ambassador was very knowledgeable. The service was great. My husband and I got to sit on their comfy couches Ana hang out. Perfect midday date!
We are so glad that you had such a wonderful and comfy experience! We hope to welcome you back for another date-day ;)
What a fun place to do wine tasting! It was my first time wine tasting and Jamie was so knowledgeable and fun. She really made us feel at home and our experience was a 10/10! We’re visiting from out of town and we are definitely coming back next time we’re in Laguna! Thanks again Jamie,
You were great!
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind and wonderful review! We will certainly pass along your thanks to Jamie... We love our staff and we're glad you do, too :) Come back and see us again soon!
Great wine and fun atmosphere
So glad that you had fun and enjoyed the wine! We hope to have you back in someday soon and earn 5 stars from you :)
It was amazing per usual! The live music was great as well!
Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you had a wonderful time, as usual ;)
The wine selection were great. Will definitely return for more tastings.
We are so glad that you enjoyed the wine and will be coming back... thank you for taking the time to leave us a kind review!
Beautiful music. Lovely wine flights. The nicest service! Im going to join their wine club and return!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to come in, try our wines, and leave us a fantastic review! We are so glad that you had such a wonderful time and welcome to our wine club family! We are happy to have you!
This is a wine bare great wine, live music on the weekends, great service
Thank you so much for the lovely review, Tom! We're so glad that Taylor took such good care of you and your party and that you enjoyed your time with us. Come back soon!
Taylor was amazing!!! My friends and I did wine tasting and she made our experience amazing!
Isn't Taylor the best?! Thank you so much for your kind review... we are so glad that you had such an amazing experience.
always, always, ALWAYS a treat!!! never the same experience, but ALWAYS wonderful!!!
Staff is amazing and the WINE is also!!!
Thank you so very much for your kind words...it truly warms our hearts :)
Great wines to taste. Some ok snacks to pick on during the tasting. Nice seating area. Music was a little too loud. Nice experience we would go again.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad you enjoyed and can't wait to have you back.
We had a great time - service was outstanding, venue was nice. Only critique would be lack of food options, but
Hi Maddi! Thanks so much for leaving us a great review! We wish we could do more with food as well (and we're trying!) but the health department is strict on licensing for food. We hope to be able to expand our options in the future!
I am a member already but wanted to introduce my friend to their wine. We hate a quick tasting because we had reservations next door at the yummy Italian restaurant.
The live music is so fun. Fireplaces going and the staff is just fabulous.
Thank you so much for bringing your friend in! We are so thankful for our loyal club members who share our wine with their friends :)
Did a wine tasting here with some friends and enjoyed chatting together over a fire. The outside area was nice and quiet. We were delighted to chat with the staff, specifically Shane, at the winery who were extremely knowledgeable about their wines and friendly to talk to. They also accommodated our experience based on our timing needs. This was awesome, and can't wait to go back!
Thank you so much for leaving us sich a great review! We will be sure to pass along the glowing words to Shane... we think he is pretty awesome, too :) We can't wait to have you back!
great atmosphere and service, no real food, but yummy wines and chelsea was super knowledgeable on each one!
Isn't Chelsea the best?! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we are so glad you had a great time!
A great place to hangout with friends and listen to good music.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review... we are so glad you enjoyed hanging out and listening to the music. Come back soon!
Enjoyed quite a bit! This experience encouraged us to join as a member. Shane was a great host; explained admire the wine enough to intrigue us but not overwhelm us. Liked the atmosphere and really enjoyed the reds and white equally. There were many options for our taste. The food selections were pre-boxed meat/cheese/crackers, artisanal popcorn (black truffle was great!) and many varieties or crackers (avoid the fig ones!). Excited to come back to the member events too!
Welcome to the family! We're so happy to have you as a member! Thank you so much for the support and the kind words about the staff and our wines.
Good charcuterie selection and delicious popcorn.
Thanks for taking the time to review us, Nancy! We appreciate the support!
This was such a fun experience in laguna! We really enjoyed all the wines and it was really laid back. Staff was great too!
Great atmosphere. Love the temporary location. Live music that was so good that people from the restaurant next door came over. It was a gloomy night when we were there so not very crowded. The service was awesome. Girls explained in great detail about the wines we were going to try. Answered all our questions. Wish I wouldn’t have waited so long to go.
I had guests from out of town who love wine. They loved this place! Jamie was fabulous she was very knowledgeable and friendly! The only thing I wasn’t crazy about were the snacks. If you want snacks with your wine you have to go get them prepackaged out of the refrigerator and they had no cheese! Not my style but maybe they do that now because of the pandemic. Other than that I would highly recommend this place!
Everyone was great, knowledgable and a great environment
Advertising says food truck on Thursday's. No food truck Thursday
Wine wasn’t really my favorite.
I'm sorry that you did not find something you like. We make over 30 different wines and strive to create something for everyone. Many of our wines are award winners & have points of 90 or higher, but wine tasting is completely subjective to the palate of the guest, so it's all about what you are looking for and what you like. We do hope that you come back and try more of our wines, or some of our new releases... we'd like nothing more than to help you find something that you absolutely love.
Good wine, great food, nice atmosphere. Great music that wasn't over powering.
Always fun and the wine is excellent
Had Shane as our server and the experience was amazing. He was very knowledgeable about all of the wines and made the experience. Will definitely be back
Good food and wine, friendly staff, quiet, laid-back ambience.
Amazing location, service, and wine!
It’s Saturday evening….What fun to do a delicious Wine Flight (both whites snd red wines) with live music (5-8pm), on the patio, with delicious sliders and crab cakes from Chef Cynthia of Taste Collection & Chris Tzorin. Wonderful!
Our Wine Ambassador was Shane Smith and in addition to being very handsome he has the best manners snd describes the wines perfectly! Wait Shane let me close my eyes…. So fun and just what we needed To Get Out!!! Thank you all. We can’t wait to come back and try the Port!! Oh yeah!!!
Great wines! Nice to have a good local winery to go to often.
First off, I think McClain Cellars wines are excellent and the service we received was outstanding. The location is a little small but didn't feel crowded, it made it feel cozy. Our server was great and was very knowledgeable about all their wines.
We did the flights (one white and one red). It was a great way to spend the afternoon and great service. We really did it need a reservation as it was not overly busy nor did they have a reserved seat for us upon arrival. They did have live music (Frank DeVaul) which was a nice perk and made the experience more enjoyable. The biggest draw back was the lack of pairings for the wine like cheese, prosciutto, salami, etc. you can purchase a limited about of items but they are basically ore packed store bought style. The options did not allow a variety or way to specifically select things for the flights. I believe they has a package of salami with Asiago cheese and crackers, a package of mozzarella and some meat with crackers, and then a cheddar version. No way to have a customized board of items. Overall, a great way to spend the afternoon or early evening just plan a nice meal afterwards.
Met owner who has inspiring story. Great wine. Bad parking with sawdust festival. They hoping to make fresh food too but right now just packaged stuff. Their popcorn is very tasty.
We had dinner reservations and wanted a glass of wine to start our evening. Had a great time.
We celebrated August birthday’s
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