I know I have been missing visiting the wineries, and I know many of you have too. Wineries, especially in California, have taken a big hit since the closures and lockdowns. However, with the power of technology, wineries and winemakers have taken on the challenge and have brought the wine tasting right to your home. You are able to participate in Virtual Wine Tastings from anywhere with your favorite wineries and winemakers. I definitely have been participating in as many as I possibly can during the pandemic and I strongly encourage you to try them out as well. Continue reading to see The Best Virtual Wine Tastings I’ve Experienced.
The Chappellet Virtual Tasting Series gives you the perfect hands-on experience right from your home. See the winemakers and specialists as they introduce and guide you through their process as you taste their fabulous products. Check out the Chappellet website here to book your Virtual Wine Tasting!
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Corkbuzz Sommeliers walk attendees through the regions, history, geography, producers, and information of their wines. You’re going to want to check out their Virtual Wine Tastings as well as their Blind Wine Tastings.
Sign up for your Virtual Wine Tasting with Corkbuzz here.
Gary Farrell Wine Co.
I’ve been a fan of Gary Farrell Wines for as long as I can remember. The Healdsburg Winery is a great spot to visit in person, but for the time being I highly recommend participating in their live Virtual Wine Tasting. I personally had the best time attending their virtual tasting and got to enjoy it with some amazing people.
Each experience is focused on a flight of three Gary Farrell Wines and will be hosted online by one of their Estate Sommelier. Book your session on their website here.
I’ve had the pleasure of doing a virtual wine tasting with Justin Wines and it was awesome. I enjoyed it over Valentine’s DAy so the wines were paired with FABULOUS Chocolates. I highly recommend trying a virtual tasting yourself to see how remarkable he is. Check out the Justin Wine website here.
The amazing Wine & Chocolate pairing guests were guided through during the IG Live Virtual Tasting.
You need to try the award-winning Maker Wine. They work with independent winemakers to bring you their premium wine that you can drink anywhere. They also have virtual events that you have to check out on their website here, Maker Wine, Canned Wine. You can even have Maker Wine delivered right to your door! If you’re looking for more brands with subscriptions, check out my blog post on My Favorite Wine Club Subscriptions here.
Perfect to take on the go to enjoy with your friends and family just about anywhere. Delicious and convenient!
Matthiasson Wines Co.
Matthiasson is one of the most picturesque Napa Wineries, see more about my visit to the Matthiasson Vineyard here. They are offering a complimentary virtual tasting to everyone who purchases a Tasting Pack or a Wine Club Membership. They will share the stories behind the wines and answer your questions.
Such a beautiful vineyard, I highly recommend visiting when you have a chance.
Priority Wine Pass
When you mix knowledgeable hosts, world-class wines, and a fun online format you’re guaranteed to have a good time. Whether you’re planning a corporate event, virtual birthday party, or you just love wine, you need to check out Priority Wine Pass. Book your tasting online here.
Priority Wine Pass has many different tastings from chocolate to cheese to whiskey, choose what suits you best!
I attended Sangiacomo Family Wines virtual tasting with some colleagues to spread the word about their new curated tasting experience. I am partnering with them on a blogger wine club, so I attended the tasting with a few participating bloggers. We had the pleasure of tasting four fantastic wines with the guidance of one of Sangiacomo’s friendly and knowledgable sommeliers, all via Zoom! And check out Steve Sangiacomo (shown below) and me in our matching Sangiacomo hats, the cutest right?!
The tasting was guided by one of Sangiacomo’s incredible Sommeliers, Kara Joseph, who is currently an Advanced WSET. She led us through a tasting of the Sangiacomo 2018 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, 2017 Roberts Road Pinot Noir, 2018 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, and 2017 Oakview Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Sangiacomo Family Wines Virtual Tasting Experience is a lovely way to gather with others, learn, and enjoy Sangiacomo’s delicious wines. Book a virtual tasting with Sangiacomo Wines here.
St. Supéry’s Virtual Wine Tastings are fantastic! The winery is committed to bringing you the Napa Valley lifestyle to you all year long. Join them for unique experiences in your home as it is now a permanent part of the St. Supéry experience. See their tasting schedule here.
St. Supéry also has some great Virtual Culinary Tastings I highly recommend you try. See my blog post on the Best Virtual Culinary Tastings here.
SUTRO is offering virtual tastings and corporate zoom happy hours during COVID-19. Hand-picking wines and coordinating a time for you and friends near and far to log on and experience the wines together. Book your best night in with SUTRO here.
Three Sticks Wines
I’ve had nothing but amazing experiences with Three Stick Wines. I always loved looking forward to going to their Winery and chatting with the amazing winemakers. Their Virtual Wine Tastings don’t disappoint! Get ready to receive their unforgettable hospitality right in your own home. Sign up for a virtual experience today on the Three Sticks Wine website here.
The line up of Three Sticks Wines we were going to enjoy on our Virtual Media Tasting.
I’m currently working on a Rosé Wines blog post featuring this lovely Casteñada Three Sticks Wines, stay tuned.
Shown are some images from my own Virtual Tasting with Three Sticks Wines.. such a great time.
The Three Sticks Wine 2018 Chardonnay is delicious, perfectly reflects the Sonoma Coast.
Wine Spencer has created a unique virtual format of offerings on their website to inspire wine lovers to going the tasting experience. In less than a year Wine Spencer has done virtual wine tastings for companies like Google, Netflix, and Major League Soccer.
Wine Spencer’s main goal is supporting black winemakers. Check out my blog post on the 10 Rising Black Sommeliers You Need to Know.