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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Upcoming Events

Tasting Packages “to go” Details

Here’s how it works: Each Tasting Package will include one or more outstanding bottles of wine from a featured winery paired with a food course. Meet the winemaker (virtually) and receive wine/food pairing notes to enhance the experience. Choose the time, the place, the number of wine and food courses, and your fellow imbibers – it’s up to you. An added advantage, you decide the size of the pour! Each package will have a window of availability – up to two weeks. New packages will be added often. Check out our calendar for the latest information. To be part of the party, join our private email database so that GWG can keep you in the loop as we add new offers. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to provide your name and email. Until we can raise a glass together, stay safe and be healthy!

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Recent Events

Swank n’ Smith Wines & El Rincon Criollo- 1st Tasting Packages “to go” a big success

We were so fortunate to have winery owner Daniel Grace in town from Chianti. His wines were lovely across the board and when paired with the gourmet Italian cuisine of Chef Edin Marroquin, you could hear the Tuscan hills singing over the roar of the Pacific Ocean just 5 blocks away. A sellout crowd went home satisfied and many placed an order so they could add some Il Molino wines to their stash. Hope you will join us next time!

From Chianti with Love! Il Molino di Grace wines are loved by all at Orto Santa Monica

We were so fortunate to have winery owner Daniel Grace in town from Chianti. His wines were lovely across the board and when paired with the gourmet Italian cuisine of Chef Edin Marroquin, you could hear the Tuscan hills singing over the roar of the Pacific Ocean just 5 blocks away. A sellout crowd went home satisfied and many placed an order so they could add some Il Molino wines to their stash. Hope you will join us next time!

SLYD Wines from Santa Barbara County performed brilliantly!

SLYD Wines, a great boutique winery from Santa Barbara County were featured at El Rincon Criollo, a Culver City neighborhood favorite, in a winemaker dinner. SLYD's owner/winemaker Spencer Daley had a full house and each of the 4 wines paired extremely well with the Cuban cuisine. We look forward to being back at El Rincon in June to showcase another excellent winery

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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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