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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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Recent Events

Buttonwood Winery Winemaker Dinner at Comedy & Magic Club, Hermosa Beach

Santa Barbara County's Buttonwood Winery had the privilege of being part of the first wine dinner ever held at the iconic Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach. Guests enjoyed 4 lovely wines perfectly paired with the cuisine of Chef Christine Brown, formerly of Restaurant Christine (Torrance). No slight of hand or zingers-just great food, great wine and a full house.

Kistler Vineyards/Occidental Wines (Sonoma, CA) Wine Tasting Dinner at Akbar-Marina del Rey

Steve Kistler's highly rated and hard to find wines were the talk of the evening. Guests enjoyed 2 Kistler Chardonnay and 3 Occidental (Steve's new, personal label) Pinot Noirs with a 4-course gourmet Indian meal created by Akbar's Executive Chef Avinash Kapoor.

Area 5.1 Winery (Santa Barbara, CA) Wine Tasting Dinner at Tivoli Cafe

Guests enjoyed a 5-course gourmet meal, each course paired with one of Area 5.1 Winery's "out of this world" blends. Owner Martin Brown was on hand to amaze, amuse and explain the unique philosophy behind one of Santa Barbara's up and coming boutique wineries

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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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