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San Juan Chamber Launches Redesigned Website

If you have not done so, take a look at the newly redesigned website for the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce, available here. The new web site does a great job compiling all of the shopping, dining, equestrian and special events available in San Juan. Special sections are devoted to the Camino Real Playhouse, [...]

Congratulations to the San Juan Chamber on a Successful Vintage Food and Wine Festival

Congratulations to the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce and everyone involved in this past weekend’s 17th Annual Vintage Food and Wine Festival at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Participating restaurants included Ricardo’s Place, Bad to the Bone BBQ, Mission Grill, Sundried Tomato, Sarducci’s, Five Vines Wine Bar, Hidden House Coffee, Rancho Capistrano Winery, Guapas [...]

San Juan Beer Lovers Have Something to Cheer About

We here at Rancho Ortega Blog love the food and drink scene that is springing up all over San Juan Capistrano. There are an abundance of restaurants for all tastes and budgets, and San Juan is rapidly becoming a baby-Napa in Orange County with not one, not two but three wineries and wine bars in [...]

Tickets to Vintage Food and Wine Festival On Sale Now

The San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce’s annual food and wine festival is around the corner, and tickets are on sale now. The annual Vintage Food and Wine Festival will be held at the Mission San Juan Capistrano on October 5, 2013. Tickets are available now at $75 per person. To buy tickets, call the [...]