Designed for anyone who desires to learn about wine in an environment that is fun, creative and inviting, our fundamentals classes, such as For Beginners Only, Taste Like a Pro, Intro to Wine and even Private Wine Tutoring sessions, are ideal whether you are looking to experience something new, further your lifelong passion for wine or discover a new career path.
Cooking & Wine
Uncork your inner chef in our state of-the-art demonstration kitchen with diverse classes & series like Southern Comfort, Global Cooking & Wine Pairings, Fusion Flavors and Entertaining with Ease. Every class features professional chef instruction, hands-on cooking and a multi-course meal with wines paired to perfection by your own personal sommelier.
Designed for wine professionals and enthusiasts who wish to study to advance their career or knowledge, we offer programs such as French Wine Scholar, WSET and Italian Wine Professional, as well as, online courses. Our students have the advantage of personalized instruction by credentialed educators, classroom exercises, practice exams and organized tastings.
Our bar tastings and paired experiences, featuring carefully selected wines and lite bites, are the perfect occasion to catch up with friends and discover new favorites. Or drop by anytime and conduct your own self-guided tasting with our cutting edge ENO machines featuring 32 different wines, complete with detailed tasting notes, to customize your own personalized flight.
Wine & Food Pairings
Taste and learn about wine like it was meant to be enjoyed, paired to perfection with regional recipes. Our wine pairing classes, such as the international Viva series and Wine & Cheese Pairings, featuring wine and cuisine from around the world, provide a unique context for the education and enjoyment of wine appropriate for every level of interest and expertise.
Discover Wine Festivals
For the ultimate food and wine lover, our Discover walk-around festivals and mini-festivals, like Discover Napa Valley, Cork & Pork and Discover South America, offer our guests a unique opportunity to explore an endless selection of nearly one hundred wines and complementary cuisine, one bite and sip at a time, in a fun, high-energy environment.
Offering a front row seat to the action, our wine dinners include multi-course culinary creations inspired by family recipes, complementary wine pairings, insight into the preparation of the dish and selection of the wine, commentary from the winemaker and winery representatives, and history of the winery from grapes to glass.
Our volunteer assistants work with, and learn from, talented and passionate wine educators and chefs in our impressive open demonstration kitchen, not to mention, enjoy some pretty amazing food and wine! It’s a fun way to both learn about wine and cooking and save on future classes or restaurant food and wine purchases.
Spread the Vino Venue love by giving the gift of wine and food! Our in-store gift cards, instant online gift certificates, private wine tutoring sessions, wine club memberships, private cooking classes, wine country travel packages and personalized wine lover baskets make the perfect present for friends, family, and business associates.