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The 27 Best Wine Tasting Kits for Teams

Veronica Brundle - Nov 3 2021, 11:37:19 AM

Some of the best team-building activities have nothing to do with building trust and discussing heavy issues. You don’t have to wander the wilderness together or hold one another up on a ropes course, though there is a time and place for that kind of team bonding. 

Every team needs an opportunity for lighthearted fun.  How else are you going to truly get to know one another and relieve the pressure that often comes from work life? Now that the pandemic has limited face-to-face events for many teams, virtual experiences are becoming more popular. They take less preparation time and can save you some money on airfare and hotels as well. 

Wine tasting events are among the best virtual team events available right now. Whether you have a team of five or 100, they allow your team to relax in a fun environment while tasting exquisite wines and sometimes cheese as well. 

What is a Wine Tasting Kit? 

Wine tasting kits are events that present a variety of wines for all participants to taste. While most events were once held in person at wineries and vineyards, there are now many virtual kits popping up at affordable prices. 

Each kit offers a different variety of wine, and some include cheese or other goodies to complement the wine. The best events include live guidance from a sommelier or other expert, ensuring everyone feels included and at home regardless of their previous wine experience and knowledge. 

Wine tasting is a lot of fun when your team is encouraged to simply enjoy the event. They’ll walk away with heightened knowledge about wines in general and will hopefully return to work refreshed. 

27 Wine Tasting Kits to Boost Team Morale 

1. Explore the Wines and Cheese of Italy

Cost: $175 per person
Completion Time: 90 minutes 

The Good Food Project hosts this virtual wine tasting kit for 10 to 100 participants. You provide three glasses, a piece of white paper, wine opener, cheese knife, and a bottle of water for each member of your team. The kit ships everything else needed to guide your group through the history of Italy’s finest cheese and wines. 

The kit includes: 

  • 3 bottles of Italian wine (720 ml) 
  • 3 Italian cheeses
  • Marcona almonds

The exact wine included varies. Order at least two weeks ahead of your event. 

2. Explore the Wines and Cheese of France

Cost: $175 per person
Completion Time: 90 minutes

This is another Good Food Project wine tasting kit that offers the exact same items as the Explore the Wines and Cheese of Italy kit. Just switch the wines out for French varieties, and enjoy! 

3. Executive Wine & Charcuterie Tasting 

Cost: $375 per person
Completion Time: 45 minutes 

Join certified Sommelier and Wine Director Haley Moore from Acquire for an insightful tasting that includes three wines and an assortment of complementary snacks, including rich cream, rustic crackers, seasonal jam, and salami. This is a live virtual even that brings Haley and other wine experts right into your meeting space. 

Each kit includes three half bottles of wine: 

  • Champagne, Laurent Perrier, La Cuvée, Brut, France NV
  • Pinot Noir, Cristom, Mt. Jefferson Cuvée, Willamette Valley 2018
  • Chardonnay, Au Bon Climat, Santa Barbara County 2018

This wine tasting kit will accommodate four to 50 guests. 

4. Executive Wine Tasting & Caviar Set 

Cost: $475 per person
Completion Time: 45 minutes 

Serve a team up to 50 people a scrumptious mix of potato chips, Black River Farms caviar, seasonal jam, rustic crackers, plus Mt Tam Triple Cream and Crème Fraîche from Cowgirl Creamery. Each wine tasting kit also comes with a caviar opener and Mother of Pearl spoon. 

Each kit includes a half bottle of the following wines: 

  • Champagne, Laurent Perrier, La Cuvée, Brut, France NV
  • Chablis, Domaine de Chantemerle, Burgundy 2018
  • Pinot Noir, Cristom, Mt. Jefferson Cuvée, Willamette Valley 2018
  • Merlot, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Napa Valley 2015

Two wines are explored during the wine tasting, which includes a conversation with certified Sommelier and Wine Director Haley Moore. 

5. Prosecco & Pino Noir

Cost: $200 per person
Completion Time: 45 minutes 

Certified Sommelier and Wine Director Haley Moore hosts one of the more affordable wine tasting kits from Acquire. She will join your group of up to 50 people virtually, leading you through two pairings of hand-selected wine and complementary peanuts and salami. 

Each kit includes the half a bottle of the following wines: 

  • Prosecco, Adami, Garbèl, Brut, Treviso NV
  • Pinot Noir, Cristom, Mt. Jefferson Cuvée, Willamette Valley 2018

6. Deluxe Prosecco & Pinot Noir Tasting 

Cost: $326 per person
Completion Time: 45 minutes 

Teams with up to 50 guests will enjoy a lively conversation with wine industry experts while tasting two wines with complementary snacks like rustic crackers, jam, and cream. A minimum of seven participants is required. 

Each kit includes half a bottle of the following wines: 

  • Prosecco, Adami, Garbèl, Brut, Treviso NV
  • Pinot Noir, Cristom, Mt. Jefferson Cuvée, Willamette Valley 2018

7. Wine Tasting with Belden Barns

Cost: $120 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour 

This is a great wine tasting kit for larger groups because it accommodates up to 500 guests. Nate Belden joins the group to provide interesting tasting notes and background on two popular wines from Belden Barns, including: 

  • Belden Barns Estate Sauvignon Blanc - 750ml
  • Belden Barns Estate Pinot Noir - 750ml

8. The Durand Wine Tasting 

Cost: $250 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour 

Does your team outsize many of the top wine tasting kits featured on this list? If so, check out this option, suitable for up to 1,000 participants. The experience is guided by acclaimed sommelier Jason Wagner and includes a 15-minute consultation that gets him up to speed with your needs for the virtual wine tasting event. 

Each kit includes three 750ml bottles of bespoke wines, all valued at no less than $45 per bottle. 

9. The Decanter Wine Tasting 

Cost: $185 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour 

If the Durand Wine Tasting kit caught your attention but the price tag is beyond your budget, this is a great alternative. It still gives your group of up to 1,000 guests an insightful conversation with acclaimed sommelier Jason Wagner, but the wine included is a bit less specific. 

Each kit includes three 750ml bottles of wine, but the variety and value of the wine varies. 

10. Rosé All Day

Cost: $92 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour 

Are you looking for expert wine tasting kits under $100 per person? Look no further than this offering from Wine Consultant Jaimie Adler. Your team will sip through three bottles of wine while enjoying tasting notes and other insights from a wine expert with a specialty in Napa-based wines. 

11. All About Sangrias 

Cost: $77 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour 

Wine Consultant Jaimie Adler is at it again, but this time it’s all about sangria cocktails that highlight the flavors of Napa Valley. Each kit includes three bottles of wine, but you will need to supply a grocery list of added ingredients that up to 100 guests will use to create a variety of fruity cocktails. You will need to prepare in advance to pull this wine tasting kit off successfully. 

12. Fall Flavored Wine Cocktails 

Cost: $77 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour 

If your team event falls toward the end of the year, consider this seasonal wine tasting kit hosted by Wine Consultant Jaimie Adler. Your group of up to 100 guests will learn to create the following three cocktails with the three bottles of wine included in every kit purchased: 

  • Turkey Gobble
  • Whatever Spices Your Pumpkin 
  • Mulled Wine 

You will need to provide a grocery list of additional cocktail ingredients, so start preparing in advance. 

13. Spooky Sips Halloween Themed Cocktails 

Cost: $82 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour 

You shop for a short list of cocktail ingredients and bring together your team up to 100 participants. Napa Valley Wine Consultant Jaimie Adler brings three bottles of wine for every kit plus entertaining tasting notes and directions on creating four Halloween-themed cocktails: 

  • Mother’s Ruin
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Whispering Demon 
  • Witches Float 

Like many cocktail tasting kits, you will have some extra preparation to pull this one off successfully. 

14. A Classic Wine & Cheese Tasting 

Cost: $140 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour 

This wine tasting kit is brought to you by Gourmet Boutique. Each kit includes a selection of Global cheeses plus two bottles of wine. It’s enough for a fun-filled hour with your team. 

15. Taste Rosé Like A Pro

Cost: $300 + $54.99 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour 

Bring on the French and Italian Rosé for this one-hour wine tasting kit complete with instruction from an experienced wine instructor. An experienced wine expert will walk your group of up to 100 people through the history of four bottles of wine. Your guests can peruse digital wine tasting cards for more detailed information while having all their questions answered on the spot. 

Each wine tasting kit includes two 750ml bottles of the following wines: 

  • Saveurs du Temps Costières de Nîmes Rosé 2020
  • Ippolito Cirò Rosé Mabilia 2020

16. Paint & Sip

Cost: $198 per person
Completion Time: 90 minutes 

Blue Ribbon brings you a fun way to spend a couple hours relaxing with your team. Up to 100 team members will receive a bottle of award-winning Washington wine, grazing board covered with complementary snacks, and basic art supplies. An instructor will lead the group through fun painting techniques while you enjoy this virtual wine tasting kit together. 

17. Red Wine Tasting with Suhru Wines 

Cost: $250 + $110 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour 

Suhru Wines is a family-owned and operated winery that creates wine so delicious you’ll relish the sensory experience moment by moment. The family offers this wine tasting kit to share their love of wine with the world, and it can accommodate a team of up to 100. 

Each kit includes two wines, selected from the following options: 

  • Merlot
  • Shiraz
  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Franc

18. Three Wine Tasting with Suhru Wines 

Cost: $250 + $144 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour 

If the Red Wine Tasting kit from Suhru Wines didn’t get you excited, you may find this one more your speed. It includes guidance and entertainment from the Suhru family plus your choice of three wines from the following options: 

  • Pinot Grigio
  • Dry Reisling 
  • Shiraz
  • Merlot
  • Bordeaux Blend 
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Sauvignon Blanc 
  • Dry Rosé

19. White & Red Wine Tasting with Suhru Wines 

Cost: $250 + $105 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour 

Suhru Wines welcomes you into their family-owned and operated winery, and you can bring up to 100 team members! This virtual wine tasting kit includes one bottle of white wine and one bottle of red wine, each selected by you from a short list of options. The family winery experts will join your event to ensure you have proper guidance from start to finish. 

20. White & Rosé Wine Tasting with Suhru Wines

Cost: $250 + $92 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour 

Join the family owned and operated Suhru Wines to explore one bottle of their exquisite Rosé plus a bottle of white wine. You can select the white wine included in the kit, and the family of experts will make an appearance to guide your team through the tasting. 

21. Taste Wine Progressively 

Cost: $100 + $130 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour 

Group sizes up to 500 are welcome to join The Urban Grape on a unique wine-sipping experience that allows you to select from two modern themes: 

  • Women in Wine
  • Producers of Color

Each kit comes with three 750ml bottles of wine and a custom tasting mat. You’ll even receive custom Save the Date cards to make it official! 

22. Around the World: Wine and Chocolate 

Cost: $1,500 + $150 per person
Completion Time: 90 minutes 

If you want to host the wine tasting event your team can’t stop talking about, you need to invest in this well-planned adventure from Five Senses Tastings. In addition to providing a bottle of wine and well-paired treats from three international destinations of your choice, they create a full on party with the following additions: 

  • Music 
  • Trivia
  • Maps
  • Pictures 
  • Storytelling 

Fire up Zoom and get ready to party with your team virtually. 

23. Wine Tasting with Small Bites

Cost: $480 + $130 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour 

If you have your own wine expert or entertainer, this wine tasting kit is an excellent choice. You can also designate a member of the team to fill the leadership role or show off your own wine knowledge. Each kit comes with samples of four wines and an assortment of small bites to complement each one. Tasting cards and food pairing information is provided, but you don’t receive a live host. 

24. Charcuterie Board Making Class 

Cost: $480 + $174 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour 

Bring on the Mark Ryan’s Lu & Oly Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay! Blue Ribbon provides a live wine expert plus everything you need to build the perfect charcuterie board and taste your way through a spectacular bottle of wine. You provide six to 100 guests ready for a team-building happy hour like no other. 

25. Taste Wine with a Top Sommelier 

Cost: $150 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour 

With the ability to accommodate groups of up to 1,000, this is the perfect wine tasting kit for your largest team. Bring everyone together for an interactive hour that includes three bottles of wine per kit. Jason Wagner will guide you from start to finish, and the price includes a 15-minute consultation for planning before the event begins. 

26. Sommelier Wine Tasting Experience

Cost: $200 + $95 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes 

Discover the world of fine wine with Certified Sommelier, Montana Rae. Enjoy one white and two red premium wines as you learn, taste, and interact with your host and fellow participants.  Montana will walk the group through the steps of tasting wine like a pro and dive into each grape variety, style, and winemaking technique. You’ll learn about your unique palate and how to shop for awesome wines you’re sure to love.

27. Vine Voyage

Cost: $85 per person
Completion Time: 1 hour 

A wine expert will take your group through each varietal included in your kit by discussing the grapes, regions, and tasting notes and may even throw in a little wine trivia! The tasting experience is a great way to explore a variety of quality wines affordably and approachable.  Each tasting includes eight mini bottles of our favorite international red, white, and rosé wines.

Getting the Team Fun Started

Don’t order your team wine tasting kit until you know exactly how many people are attending. If each person will tune in from their home or separate offices, make sure you’re prepared with the addresses where each kit will ship. 

Plan in advance to ensure you have all other needed ingredients for your event. Get ready to wine and dine with every member of the team on board. 

Originally published at Nov 3 2021, 11:37:19 AM. Updated on Aug 25 2022.

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