About Us

Dedicated to finding and sharing unique wines from around the world.

Named Best Wine Bar by OC Weekly October 2018

A lab is where people discover and learn. With over 70 wines by the glass, tasting flights that change regularly, and winery events, you’ll be able to do just that. In addition we have craft beers on tap and by the bottle, artisan cheese platters, flat-breads and tapas (check out our menu here.) We hope you are curious about wine and want to try new things. If not, we’ll make sure you have a good glass of wine no matter what your mood. Any wine in our inventory (over 400 bottles) may be opened at the bar.

Note: Only those 21 and older may visit Wine Lab.

Our staff is constantly tasting new wines, beers and cheeses with all of your palates in mind  (Yes, it is a hard job, and you’ll be glad we do it!) We are especially dedicated to finding interesting wines from family vineyards and small artisan producers. We also keep our customers in mind by offering affordable wines that prove you don’t have to spend a lot to impress or be impressed. We offer over 120 wines for $25 or less to go.

If you have any questions or need any recommendations, please let us know. Our staff (four sommeliers and counting) is ready to help you find your taste.

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Our Experts

4 Somms & counting, let us help you discover.
    Roger R. WSET3, FWS

    Roger opened Wine Lab in 2008 with the idea to create a comfortable place for people to experience wine. Eventually, Roger left his corporate job behind and has been on a quest to help transport people to another time and place through wine ever since.

    Roger R. WSET3, FWS
    Owner, SOMM
    Edwinn F. WSET3, CS, FWS

    Edwinn has a mind packed with wine facts, and loves to share. One of Edwinn's goals is "to help maximize wine enjoyment at any price point". He is especially gifted with food pairings as he graduated from culinary school. Secret talent? miniature penmanship.

    Edwinn F. WSET3, CS, FWS
    Manager, Staff Somm
    Rob H. CS

    Rob sees himself as a translator, a person to help bridge the gap between wine knowledge and wine enjoyment. He takes great pride in helping a customer find a new wine to love. Fun fact: he is an avid ocean photographer.

    Rob H. CS
    Staff Somm
    Shauna S. staff Somm

    In college Shauna imbibed her first glass of vino while traveling in Italy. The world's passion for wine has ensnared her. Now Shauna's goal is to teach wine enjoyment... her love is contagious. If you see a blur pedaling past, it might just be Shauna cycling by on her road bike.

    Shauna S. staff Somm
    Staff Somm
    Andrew T.

    Andrew has been hanging out in kitchens since he was a baby with his aunts. He has a lot of experience working from farm to table and enjoys being part of the process from picking to serving. Andrew has a deep appreciation for the vast cheese world.

    Andrew T.
    Head Chef
    Sarah G.

    Sarah is personal chef and bartender. She loves wine and visiting wine country and sharing those experiences with others.

    Sarah G.
    chef / wine steward
    Daniella M.

    One of our longest serving staff members. She is the go to for wine recommendations for many customers.

    Daniella M.
    wine steward
    Kate S.

    Kate has had an interest in wine for over a decade. She began working at Wine Lab so she could enhance her knowledge and share it with customers. When Kate is not at Wine Lab, she is home or on the trail with her two horses.

    Kate S.
    wine steward
    Jade K.

    Jade is fairly new to the wine world, but that helps her relate so well to newbies. She is quick to offer a smile and a terrific suggestion. Jade loves learning and she loves how wine brings people together. She also studies world dance. Favs? Flamenco and African.

    Jade K.
    wine steward
    Rocky H.

    You may only catch a glimpse of Rocky because she is usually behind the scenes making things work smoothly in the kitchen, where she feels most at home. She loves the aesthetics of plating and food presentation. Rocky does all kinds of crafts including quilting.

    Rocky H.
    Facilitator
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goodies...

Happy Hour

Special flights, wines by the glass bargains and snacks...38 hours a week. Come on everyone, get happy!

Shop online

Wines straight to your door or as a gift. Check out our unique selections by clicking on Store above.

Special Events

Winemakers, importers, vineyard owners, educational tastings and pairing events. There is a lot going on!

Insiders Club

Fabulous wines carefully curated and selected for you every month. Three levels of membership, 2-4 bottles.