$40 plus tax, per person
Whether you are just discovering wine or an enthusiast who needs a refresher course, our Wine Essentials Course will provide you with the building blocks. Our wine professionals will teach you the 'Five S's' of wine tasting, explain common and often times confusing wine terminology and dispel the many wine myths and misconceptions. We will discuss how wine is made and the factors that influence a wines character.
Each class will taste and evaluate seven wines with the focus on the 'classic varietals'. You will learn why certain varietals grow where they do, why they taste like they do and why you wouldn't dare plant Syrah in Germany.
Classes will typically last around two hours and will conclude with a sampling of artisan cheeses from around the world.
Each class is limited to twelve participants, pre-payment required to reserve your spot. Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to the scheduled class.
The Old vs. The New
$40 plus tax, per person
The 'Old World' is the birthplace of most noble grape varieties we know today: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and others. These same varietals have shown to do very well in the 'New World' regions of North America, South America, Australia & New Zealand. We will taste, compare and discuss many of these wines which have all been grown in their respective regions throughout Europe as well as their New World counterparts.
This class will taste and evaluate eight wines with the focus on the stylistic differences in the wines and discuss terroir, regional classifications, and winemaking traditions and innovations.
Private & Special Events
We offer a variety public and private classes and wine tasting events, so whether you want to learn and taste with a group of like-minded enthusiast or desire a private, guided wine tasting, led by one of our experts, it's happening here.
When we host private events, we always try to design an event tailored to your needs. Whether for a large corporation, a non-profit organization, or an individual, we work with you to create an atmosphere that will be lively, entertaining and educational.Each event is designed on an individual basis with respect to number of wines served, length of tasting, your budget, etc.
Many themes can be covered for your event;: The Essentials of Wine (Wine 101), All About Italy, Discovering Pinot Noir, The 'Other' White Wines. These are just a few. Whatever your preference, we welcome the opportunity to be creative and to think outside the box. Regardless, each event is custom designed to appeal to your group, their desires, existing wine knowledge, and level of interest.
Our private tasting room that acts as a beautiful backdrop for all of our wine tasting events and classes. All of our classes and events can travel to your place of work. We will coordinate all of the necessary details between you and a preferred alternate venue in order to make your event a guaranteed success.
Event Cost is a function of venue, number of people, and the food and wine chosen. Once we have an idea about the type and scale of your event we can send a number of pricing options which are designed to accommodate a range of budgets.