McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach

4.9
132 Reviews
$31 to $50
Winery
Welcome to McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach! We are a “hip” modern industrial luxury tasting lounge that is a cross between a New York “Soho” music venue and a “Napa Valley” tasting lounge. This is not an ordinary winery by any means.

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.

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Experiences

  • 5 Star Wine Tasting from the Santa Ynez Valley

    Multiple dates available

    Award-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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 132 people are saying
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KAMIENA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Taylor was absolutely the best!!! She’s very knowledgeable and overall an exceptional host.

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Responded 2 days ago

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

So fun! Staff was great. Wine really good!

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vipTimB
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine tasting was great. Live music playing and outside heaters made it a very relaxing evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the wine! I am a wine club member and enjoy the live music. Tastings are included in the free membership.

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you so much for your support as a wine club member! You are truly the backbones of our business and we appreciate you!

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PatR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

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.

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on January 3, 2022

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on December 30, 2021

We are so glad that you had such a wonderful and comfy experience! We hope to welcome you back for another date-day ;)

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AshtarN
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on December 23, 2021

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!

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vipjaynem
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great wine and fun atmosphere

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on December 8, 2021

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 :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing per usual! The live music was great as well!

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on December 8, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you had a wonderful time, as usual ;)

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Tbone
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The wine selection were great. Will definitely return for more tastings.

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on November 15, 2021

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!

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vipEpicurean
Orange County
51 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful music. Lovely wine flights. The nicest service! Im going to join their wine club and return!!!

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on November 8, 2021

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!

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TomR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This is a wine bare great wine, live music on the weekends, great service

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on November 10, 2021

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor was amazing!!! My friends and I did wine tasting and she made our experience amazing!

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on November 8, 2021

Isn't Taylor the best?! Thank you so much for your kind review... we are so glad that you had such an amazing experience.

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vipDELISH
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always, always, ALWAYS a treat!!! never the same experience, but ALWAYS wonderful!!!

Staff is amazing and the WINE is also!!!

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you so very much for your kind words...it truly warms our hearts :)

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vipJLR523
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

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.

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad you enjoyed and can't wait to have you back.

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MaddiW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

We had a great time - service was outstanding, venue was nice. Only critique would be lack of food options, but

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on October 26, 2021

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!

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AnnL
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on October 25, 2021

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 :)

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AlexandraK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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!

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on October 25, 2021

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!

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kelsean
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

great atmosphere and service, no real food, but yummy wines and chelsea was super knowledgeable on each one!

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on October 20, 2021

Isn't Chelsea the best?! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we are so glad you had a great time!

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Robann
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

A great place to hangout with friends and listen to good music.

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on October 20, 2021

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!

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Out2dine
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on October 18, 2021

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.

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vipNancyA
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Good charcuterie selection and delicious popcorn.

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to review us, Nancy! We appreciate the support!

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vipTinaR
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was such a fun experience in laguna! We really enjoyed all the wines and it was really laid back. Staff was great too!

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AnnL
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MaryAnne
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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!

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vipJames
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was great, knowledgable and a great environment

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vipNancyA
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Advertising says food truck on Thursday's. No food truck Thursday

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vipmvik
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Wine wasn’t really my favorite.

McClain Cellars - Laguna Beach
Responded on September 23, 2021

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.

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JerryZ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good wine, great food, nice atmosphere. Great music that wasn't over powering.

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vipJimC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always fun and the wine is excellent

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vipCarl
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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

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gregr
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and wine, friendly staff, quiet, laid-back ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location, service, and wine!

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vipHatLady
Orange County
85 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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Beck
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wines! Nice to have a good local winery to go to often.

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8ohmspeaker
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

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JWplt
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

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.

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CarmelValley
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner reservations and wanted a glass of wine to start our evening. Had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated August birthday’s

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