Private Wine Tours & Wine Classes

Wine Tours

We don’t think of Karen’s wine tours as tours exactly. They are more like once-in-a-lifetime wine experiences, tailored to each client group.


Karen takes groups of individuals on private wine tours of Napa Valley, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Tuscany, Rioja—indeed, any wine region in the world. With Karen as your private tutor and guide, you visit exceptional estates and taste the world’s most extraordinary wines.

After understanding the kinds of wines you love, Karen creates an itinerary for your group and personally takes you to top estates—often not open to the public.

There’s no standing in tasting rooms. With Karen, you have private, sit-down tastings with the world’s great winemakers and vintners, getting to know them and in the process having wine experiences and wine tastings that are, quite simply, unequaled.

Your group can be as small as two or considerably larger. Let us create a wine experience of a lifetime for you.


Wine Classes

Here is a rare opportunity to taste with Karen this spring.

Pinot Noir Around the World, April 14, 2019

Location of event: Napa, CA

Pinot noir is one of the most entrancing types of wine any of us will ever experience. From its mysterious flavors to its sensual textures, this is a wine for hedonists. In this tasting with Karen, you will explore stellar pinots from all over the world.

More information and registration here.

Cabernet Sauvignon Around the World, April 28, 2019

Location of event: Napa, CA

Often called the king of grapes, cabernet sauvignon makes some of the most majestic, sought after, and expensive wines in the world. From Bordeaux to Tuscany, Napa Valley to Australia, and Chile to South Africa, in this tasting with Karen, you will explore the world’s greatest cabernets to understand why they are so compelling.

More information and registration here.

What Makes Great Wine Great, May 4, 2019

Location of event: San Francisco, CA

Who doesn’t want to drink truly great wine?  But how do you know if a wine is actually great? In this exciting tasting, Karen shares the eight attributes that she believes all great wines around the world possess. This is one of Karen’s most famous seminars, and you’ll taste wonderful wines to boot.  This unique seated tasting will inspire and enlighten both enthusiasts and professionals alike!

Following the tasting, you’ll enjoy a walk around wine & bites reception with Karen featuring Tsar Nicoulai Caviar.  The latest edition of The Wine Bible, will be available for purchase & signing during this program.

More information and registration here.