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The Best Wine Tasting Kits & Other Fun At Home Experiences

December 8, 2021

Paso Robles Wine Country consistently pushes the boundaries with the style of wines we create, experiences we offer, and now in a virtual age the way we connect with our fans. Nothing can replace an in-person wine tasting, but many wineries have created new and exciting ways to engage with wine lovers and all from the comfort of your own home. Try your hand at creating your own blend, use wine tasting kits to sample an upcoming wine shipment, throw a virtual tasting party with your friends, create a signature wine country recipe, or DIY  wine cork wreath. No dress code required! #homewithpasowine

Here are a few of our favorites!

Caliza Winery

calizawinery.com | brandon@calizawinery.com | 805.237.1480

Introducing Caliza’s Virtual Wine Tasting kits featuring our sister brand End of the Day (EOD). The EOD brand is committed to helping our local community by donating a portion of our proceeds to Must! Charities. We’ve conducted over 1000 interactive virtual tasting experiences from large corporate team building to smaller groups involving family members and friends. Check out our 5 Star Google Reviews: Caliza’s Virtual Experience.

The packs include:

● Either five two-ounce ($35, plus tax/shipping) or five four-ounce ($70, plus tax/shipping) mini sample bottles of select End of the Day wines.

● Exclusive offers.

● Tasting notes.

● The opportunity to set up an interactive virtual tasting with one of our team members. There is no requirement to taste with us.

● Upgrade your Virtual Tasting experience with the addition of a cheese/food plate for $30 each per pack.

● Have multiple packs to send to multiple addresses. We’ve got you covered. Send an email to brandon@calizawinery.com

We also have a highly curated virtual blending experience where you learn the art and craft of blending your very own Estate GSM. This is led by Caliza’s owner/winemaker. Please contact brandon@calizawinery for more information.

Four Lanterns Winery

fourlanternswinery.com | lisa@fourlanternswinery.com | 805.226.5955

Virtual Wine Tasting
Our Virtual Tasting kits are now available for purchase! We have a different format that we think you’ll enjoy. Each kit still contains 5 different wines to enjoy in 2 ounce tasting bottles. What’s new is that each of the wines has their own different video featuring key points about the wines and hosted by different Four Lanterns staff members. This format allows you to arrange your tasting as you desire, rewatch the videos, and get to know our wonderful staff members!
Virtual Wine Party
Hosting a party? Choose between the Rhone and Bordeaux Wine Party Kits. Each kit contains 3- 750ml bottles and each of the wines has their own video featuring key points about the wines and hosted by different Four Lanterns staff members. Your guests will get to sip along with you and learn a bit about varietals as well as our winery.

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

jlohr.com/athomewithjlohr | prwinecenter@jlohr.com | 805.239.8900

Celebration Favorites Virtual Tasting
Looking to connect, over wine, with family and friends, or colleagues and associates? Or perhaps you just miss wine tasting and want to sample along with a friendly, expert host. J. Lohr’s curated virtual tastings are live private video sessions led by a knowledgeable J. Lohr Hospitality Team member. Sit back, sip, and explore our portfolio from the comfort of your homes with an expert guide. See below for J. Lohr’s latest virtual offerings.

JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery

justinwines.com | concierge@justinwine.com | 805.591.3224
Though our live virtual tasting has passed, you can still watch Justin Baldwin and our winemaker Scott Shirley guide viewers on a journey through how we blend our flagship wine, ISOSCELES. These limited edition blending packs are still available for purchase and the video is saved on our Facebook page.
Each winemaking selection includes one full bottle of 2018 ISOSCELES and three half-bottle barrel samples of the individual component wines: 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019 Merlot, and 2019 Cabernet Franc.
The blending pack is available for a limited time at the JUSTIN Estate and online at JUSTINWine.com/shop/gifts

Linne Calodo

linnecalodo.com | chase@linnecalodo.com | 805.227.0797
The Linne Calodo virtual tasting lets you experience the intricacies of our wines at home in an educational setting with one of our production and tasting room staff. Our certified wine nerd host will guide you through our production processes, climate, terroir, sustainable practices, and winemaking philosophy.
Virtual tastings can be held in multiple locations at the same time and are customizable based on wine preference, making this the perfect gathering in these strange times. The Linne Calodo virtual tasting experience uses full size wine bottles, making this a perfect before-dinner experience. We also welcome corporate groups!
Email chase@linnecalodo.com to coordinate your custom Linne Calodo Zoom tasting today.

McPrice Myers Wines

mcpricemyers.com | malia@mcpricemyers.com | 805.237.1245

The Taste at Home Kit contains five 50 mL bottles to taste from the comfort of your own home and get to know your favorite McPrice Myers wines – including a library wine! Club members receive their discount on this kit.  Each kit includes one mini bottle of: 2019 Beautiful Earth White Wine, 2018 Beautiful Earth Red Wine, 2018 Fait Accompli, 2018 Paper Street Red Wine, 2010 L’Ange Rouge plus Tasting Notes for each wine.

Schedule a complimentary virtual tasting and we’ll walk you through these wines!  Get your friends to join in and have a Zoom party! Guests who place at least a $75 wine purchase within two weeks of receiving the Taste at Home Kit will receive a credit on their order for the kit purchase (please reach out to us to place your order).

MCV Wines

mcvwines.com | teresa@mcvwines.com | 805.712.4647
Our tasting kits are great for the holidays! Whether you are planning a virtual party or just sending a single gift, these kits are sure to be enjoyed! This kit can be shipped or picked up at the winery. For tasting groups/parties please contact teresa@mcvwines.com.

ONX Wines

onxwines.com | home@onxwines.com | 805.434.5607

The ONX at Home team is making it easier than ever to experience California’s Wine Country with private virtual experiences from the comfort of your home! Host a private wine tasting, blending competition, or cheese and wine pairing, and an ONX wine expert will conference in to guide you. Ask questions, discuss tasting notes, and learn about the wine and the stories behind them without having to travel. Prices start at $30 per person (tax and shipping not included).

Opolo Vineyards

opolo.com | info@opolo.com | 805.238.9593

We’re bringing the fun, hospitality, personal touch, and, of course, award-winning wines that Opolo is known for, to your front door. We offer two options for our tasting kits. Simply purchase one of our online kits and we’ll send you 5 wines right to your home. One of our knowledgeable tasting experts will guide you through each bottle of wine and be available for questions, banter, and discussion on your wines. It’s a fun and entertaining way to get that Opolo experience at home! You supply the glasses, friends, food and we’ll bring the wine and fun. Shop our kits on our site!

Re:Find Distillery

refinddistillery.com | monica@refinddistillery.com | 805.239.9456

The Paso Robles’ first craft distillery, Re:Find Distillery, has put together the perfect tasting kit for the craft cocktail lover in your life. All the spirits, except for the Rye, are distilled from excess Paso Robles red wine grapes juice that is not made into wine. The result is a sustainable product that highlights premium quality. Send the Spirit of Paso Robles this holiday season!

Tablas Creek Vineyard

tablascreek.com | visit@tablascreek.com | 805.237.1231

Enjoy a Tablas Creek virtual tasting from home, either for yourself, with a friend or family group, or for your company, from 1 person to 100. Choose from our three pre-configured tasting packs or work with us to customize your own, then schedule your tasting. We do not charge for these virtual tastings… just buy the wines.

Villa Creek Cellars

villacreek.com | jc@villacreek.com | 805.712.8038

We offer specially curated virtual wine tasting packages which include wine glasses, recipes, and a link to video-guided tastings with winemaker, Cris Cherry.