Private Wine Events & Trips

Private Wine Events & Trips2017-06-13T09:28:34-07:00

Private Wine Events & Trips

Dragonette Cellars Private Wine Trip

Our own Peter Kerr flanked by owner John Dragonette (left) and Winemaker Brandon Sparks-Gillis at Dragonette Cellars

Gourmet Wine Getaways creates wonderful private events for entrepreneurs, businesses, affinity groups, charities or just a gathering of wine and food-loving friends that enjoy each other’s company.

We are your best resource for unique and entertaining Development, Fundraising, Donor Appreciation & Client Thank You Events.

Wine has become increasingly popular, both as a beverage as well as a topic of conversation. Adding this intriguing element will not only make the event more enjoyable, it is likely to increase attendance.

Grassini Small Groups Ride

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These events can be wine dinners or wine/appetizer events in a public or private venue in the Greater Los Angeles region. Or, it can be a wine tasting day trip to Santa Barbara County’s Wine Country just a short drive up the 101 Freeway.

Each event is customized to suit the specific needs and desires of the client. From 10-250 guests, each event will be attractive, fun and designed to exceed expectations.

Private Wine Events
Let Gourmet Wine Getaways make your next event/celebration unique, fun and memorable!


Private Wine Events

Where might I have a private wine tasting dinner?2017-06-02T13:15:32-07:00

Akbar-MdR, Marina del Rey

Akbar-Pasadena, Pasadena

Barbianca, Marina del Rey

Bergamot Café, Santa Monica

Boccaccio’s, Westlake Village

Café Pinot, Downtown LA

Chef Melba’s Bistro, Hermosa Beach

Delius, Long Beach

Deluca Trattoria, El Segundo

The Depot, Torrance

Enzo & Angela’s, West LA

Il Forno Caldo, Beverly Hills

Kochi , Hermosa Beach

Lido Di Manhattan, Manhattan Beach

Modo Mio, Pacific Palisades

Nook, West LA

Pedaler’s Fork, Calabasas

Sam’s by the Beach, Santa Monica

Sausal, El Segundo

Spumante, North Hollywood

Tin Roof Bistro, Manhattan Beach

Tivoli Café, Pacific Palisades

What is the smallest number for a private wine tasting dinner or wine/appetizer event?2017-05-10T14:14:20-07:00

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.

Can I have a private wine dinner or wine/appetizer event on any night of the week?2017-05-10T14:15:49-07:00

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.

What is the difference between a private wine tasting dinner and a wine/appetizer event?2017-06-13T14:59:45-07:00

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).

How far in advance do I need to reserve for private wine event?2017-05-10T14:19:18-07:00

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

What are my options regarding a private wine tasting trip?2017-05-10T14:20:42-07:00

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.

Who selects the wineries to be visited on the wine tasting trips?2017-05-10T14:22:15-07:00

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.

What is the extra benefit of using GWG to plan and create the wine trip?2017-05-10T14:23:59-07:00

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.

What is the smallest group size for a wine tasting trip?2017-05-10T14:25:04-07:00

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

What Our Guests Are Saying

It was a delight to have intimate discussions with truly knowledgeable experts.  On top of that, it was great fun.

Don S.

The trip was exceptional.

Dr. Benjamin P.
Peter was a gracious, knowledgeable host…ever smiling and eager to answer even the simplest and most naïve questions.
Vicki B.

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