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Private Wine Events
Akbar-MdR, Marina del Rey http://akbarcuisineofindia.com/
Akbar-Pasadena, Pasadena http://akbarcuisineofindia.com/
Barbianca, Marina del Rey http://www.hotelmdr.com/barbianca-marina-del-rey-restaurants.php
Bergamot Café, Santa Monica http://bergamotcafe.com/
Boccaccio’s, Westlake Village http://boccacciosonthelake.com/
Café Pinot, Downtown LA https://www.patinagroup.com/cafe-pinot
Chef Melba’s Bistro, Hermosa Beach http://chefmelbasbistro.com/
Delius, Long Beach http://deliusrestaurant.com/
Deluca Trattoria, El Segundo http://delucapasta.com/
The Depot, Torrance http://www.depotrestaurant.com/
Enzo & Angela’s, West LA https://www.enzoandangela.com/
Il Forno Caldo, Beverly Hills http://www.ilfornocaldomenu.com/
Kochi , Hermosa Beach http://kochihermosabeach.com/
Lido Di Manhattan, Manhattan Beach https://www.lidodimanhattan.com/
Modo Mio, Pacific Palisades http://www.restaurantmodomio.com/
Nook, West LA http://www.nookbistro.com/
Pedaler’s Fork, Calabasas http://pedalersfork.com/
Sam’s by the Beach, Santa Monica http://samsbythebeach.com/
Sausal, El Segundo http://sausal.com/
Spumante, North Hollywood http://www.spumanterestaurant.com/
Tin Roof Bistro, Manhattan Beach http://www.tinroofbistro.com/
Tivoli Café, Pacific Palisades http://www.tivolicafe.com/
Private wine dinners can be as small as 10 guests or as large as 250 guests. The smaller size events are normally done in private homes or at an art gallery. Wine dinners at a restaurant or a wine/appetizer event at a private home, business office or art gallery require a minimum of 30 guests.
The event can be any night of the week or even a weekday afternoon. The specific venue will normally dictate the availability. If you are flexible regarding venue, GWG can normally accommodate your day of the week request.
Wine Tasting dinners are normally at a restaurant and are conducted in a sit-down format (after a welcome reception). The dinner is normally 4 courses and guests remain in their seats throughout the meal. A winemaker or special guest from the winery attends. Each food course is paired with a different wine.
Wine/appetizer events are normally held at private homes, business offices or art galleries. The format is stand-up and circulate with tables/chairs. Appetizers (either plated or passed) are provided throughout the event and all of the featured wines are available to taste throughout the event. Thus, it is less structured and allows for mingling and networking. A winemaker or winery guest can be in attendance or GWG’s Peter Kerr can conduct the event solo. With Peter hosting the event alone, this allows the wines to come from more than one winery and be a part of a chosen wine theme (California PNO’s vs. Oregon PNO’s).
In general, the more time to plan, the easier it is. Events at public venues such as restaurants or art galleries require a minimum of 60 days but starting to plan further out is even better and helps to ensure a successful event.
Private Wine Tasting Trips
Wine tasting trips can be 1-day, a long weekend or even longer if desired. 1-day trips are by deluxe motor coach to Santa Barbara County Wine Country. Long weekend trips are either to Santa Barbara County or Paso Robles Wine Country. In this case, the guests drive to the wine region in their own cars and then GWG provides a motor coach during the wine tasting weekend.
GWG normally selects the wineries but if you have a special winery that you wish to visit, GWG will do its best to include it.
GWG’s 20+ years of taking guests wine tasting has allowed us to develop excellent working relationships with a number of excellent wineries. These relationships translate into a unique experience for our guests at the wineries we visit. Special behind the scenes elements are a part of the visit and tastings include “off menu” wines.
For a 1-day trip, the minimum is 20 guests while the maximum is 45. For a long weekend trip, minimum is 10 guests with a maximum of 45
A Select List of Our Clients: Past & Present
- A.M Realty
- Arizona State University Alumni- LA Chapter
- Boston University Alumni
- Bruins in Business, UCLA
- Directors Guild of America
- Executive Women International
- Harvard Business School Alumni Association
- Ivy Singles
- Kehillat Israel
- Kenfield Capital Investments
- Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital
- Manhattan Beach Rotary
- New School of Cooking
- Organization of Women Executives
- Pairings LA
- Single Gourmet
- Southern Calif. Association of Psychiatrists
- Stanford Alumni Association
- Yale Alumni Association of Southern Calif.
- Ziman Center, UCLA