Wine Blending Workshops
Click for Artiste Blending Workshop article by CVLUX Magazine. Photos by Ellie Koleen.
Artiste has been providing organizations, corporations, families and friends structured Blending Workshops since 2006, and we have shared the art of blending experience with thousands of wine lovers. Whether your group is 6 or 30 we can create a special experience that your guests will be sure to remember.
The typical workshop begins with tasting a few current Artiste wines as we discuss the history and the reasons why winemakers blend wines. After guests sample barrel samples of three different varietals they will begin the blending process by creating several “trial" blends on their own, and then create their own special blend, indvividually or as a team. Optionally, we can turn your group experience into a competition and have a wine judging at the end to award 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for some fun team building.
We accept reservations for a minimum of 6 people to 30 max. Workshop timeframe is about 60-90 minutes. Studio Blending Workshops include our Artiste Blending Instructor, a wine tasting of current list, the blending wines and tools, all in a private setting.
Blending Workshops at Artiste Tasting Studio
• 11am – 2pm start time @ $75 per person (6-30 guests)
• 3pm – 6pm start time @ $100.00 per person, plus facility fee of $500.00 (6-30 guests)
• A 50% non-refundable deposit due at time of reservation. Balance due 3-days prior to scheduled date.
Add Cheese & Charcuterie
Add a beautiful Cheese & Charcuterie platter with an assortment of cheeses, dried meats, olives, dried fruit and breads for $15 per person. Must order 3-days in advance.
Add Painting Stations
Your guests will get their creative juices flowing after a few glasses of wine so why not add a few easels for painting?! Groups may paint their wine labels collectively, or just enjoy painting individually after the blending workshop for an additional $10 per person.
Off-Site Blending Workshops
Artiste has hosted over a hundred blending workshops for individuals, private parties and corporate retreats. We have a "Team Blending" experience that has been customized for clients such as Nike, Netflix, Space X, Procore, Range Rover, IBM, YPO groups and many more at many off-site locations including resorts, restaurants and office buildings. Pricing for off-site events start at $150.00 per person (20 person minimum). Please email us for more information on how we can make your corporate or group event fun and memorable.
Winemaker Bion Rice leading Blending Workshop at Rosewood Miramar Resort
To schedule your workshop email us or call (805) 686-2626. We recognize each group is different so if there is something you are looking for that is not listed here, give us a call to customize your group experience!