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Taste Like a Somm

$150 per person

On-site at the Winery | 90 minutes

How do sommeliers correctly guess wines in blind tastings? Join Certified Sommelier Diana Bender for this unique wine tasting experience as she reveals a step-by-step method to help you learn the key tricks and clues to Taste Like a Somm.

How do wine professionals come up with tasting notes like “leather” or “forest floor”? How do they know if a Cabernet Sauvignon is from Bordeaux or Napa? How can they possibly guess the year? During this unique wine tasting experience, we will explore three different wines through the senses of sight, smell, taste, and touch. Learn how to describe aromas and flavors in wine and better understand your own palate and preferences. While we can’t promise you’ll be able to win the next blind tasting competition, you’ll walk away with the tools, knowledge, and confidence to enhance your enjoyment of wine, and maybe even impress your friends or boss at that next party.

Three Wines
90 minutes
$150 per person

Includes nibbles. Gluten Free/Vegan Option available.

$150/person due at booking to hold the reservation. This is a pre-paid experience and is refunded in full only if cancellation is made 72 hours in advance of the experience booking date. We kindly remind you that we do not allow pets, minors (including babies), or any outside food or drink on our property.

Please call (707) 343-9665 with any questions or concerns. Private and large group experiences are available by request. We look forward to hosting you!

What to expect

Our entire staff is fully vaccinated.

  • By appointment only
  • Private room
  • Vineyard views
  • Private only to ensure outstanding hospitality with a personal touch
  • Climatic factors and winemaking approaches that influence wine style
  • Tools to describe wine when purchasing/ordering
  • Evaluating wine quality (intensity of aromas/flavors, complexity, balance, finish)
  • Learn to write your own wine tasting notes