What We Do

Gourmet Wine Getaways (GWG) has been creating unique, fun and affordable wine tasting dinners and wine & appetizer events throughout the Greater Los Angeles area for over 20 years. We also take groups of wine enthusiasts on private wine tasting trips up to Santa Barbara County wine country. Join us as we take you ‘backstage’ to uncover the secret life of wine in some of the Central Coast’s most interesting wineries.

Become part of our growing GWG family! Our guests range from first-time tasters to seasoned aficionados. Together we celebrate great food, memorable wines and the joy of talking wine & food in a relaxed conducive setting. Come alone, come as a couple, come as a group – you will surely leave with new wine-loving friends!

Each Gourmet Wine Getaways event is distinctive as we explore the art, the science and the never-ending supply of great wines and wineries from California, the U.S. and around the world.

Gourmet Wine Getaways co-founders Peter Kerr (left) and Bart Lynn testing the wines to be featured in a backyard wine tasting event at a private home in Manhattan Beach.

Let us make your next special occasion (birthday, anniversary, promotion) even more special with a private wine event or wine tasting trip to Santa Barbara County Wine Country.

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Organically-made wines from Mendocino County match-up well with down-home Italian cuisine

Our first dinner with this Mendocino County Vineyard gave guests a chance to sample 5 wines that were not just good and attractively priced, but they were organically-made to boot. The food textures and flavors paired very well with all the wines which made for a great evening at Cantalini. Make sure to join us for our next dinner and bring a couple of your wine-loving friends.

A great night of Caymus and their family of wines

Caymus and the Wagner Family of wines were highlighted at this great Saturday night wine tasting dinner. It was standing room only for a lovely evening featuring 4 different wines including the 2015 Caymus "Special Selection" Cabernet- a true big dog in the kennel! Make sure to join us for our next dinner and bring a couple of your wine-loving friends.

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What Our Guests Are Saying

Impressed not only by the food and wine but how gracious everyone was who was associated with the event – like a family party.

Ken W.

Wonderful event, loved the pairings and the wines were outstanding.

Grace P.

Wine, food and pairings all wonderful. Really enjoyed hearing the winemaker’s passion.

Bob H.

Winemaker was delightful and his wines were awesome. Thanks for putting this together.

Linda S.

We had a wonderful evening start to finish.

Tara C.

Thank you-as always for a lovely evening plus my wine education.

Carlye P.

Great food, great wine, great company.

Scott N.

Wonderful event, fair value for the money, fine food and fabulous service.

Melody M.

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