Private Wine Events
Wine Education & Certification
Private Wine Tastings
For nearly 15 years, The Curious Grape has been Northern Virginia's premier source for private wine tasting events. Led by President and Certified Wine Educator Suzanne McGrath, The Curious Grape offers the rare combination of comprehensive wine knowledge and a friendly, accessible approach designed to "bring wine back down to earth".
Imagine knowledgeable wine experts coming right to your door with a selection of outstanding wines tailored specifically to your interests! Choose from a casual, reception-style approach allowing one-on-one conversation or a more formal, guided tasting and presentation. You can also include cheeses, chocolates or other light fare specifically paired with each wine to provide a truly unique, memorable experience.
For your next occasion, why not treat family, friends, clients or neighbors to a totally customizable wine event. We've done hundreds of events at homes, businesses and organizations. Popular occasions include birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, showers, bachelorette parties, and fundraisers.
Contact us at 703-671-8700 or email@example.com for a free quote
and personalized proposal.
Virginia Wine Tours
Did you know that Bloomberg recently rated Virginia #2 on its list of the next big wine regions in the world? A Virginia wine tour is the best way to see what you may have been missing! The Curious Grape offers the unique opportunity to tour Virginia's vineyards with the expert guidance and insight of Certified Wine Educator Suzanne McGrath. Working with Wine Pro Tours, The Curious Grape takes you to the region's top destinations. You'll enjoy the unique access provided by Wine Pro Tours -- meeting owners and winemakers, experiencing special VIP tastings, and tasting wines not usually offered to visitors. This access, coupled with McGrath's in-depth knowledge, explanations, and answers to your questions, creates an incomparable wine experience.
Tours can accommodate any number of guests, from 2 to 200. We offer 2 options for scheduling a tour: Sign up for one of our pre-scheduled group tours or give us a call to plan a private, custom tour for your group, on a date that works for you!
Wine Education & Certification
Since 2005, The Curious Grape has been serious about top quality wine education presented by certified wine professionals. We've led hundreds of tastings, seminars and classes that explore all aspects of wine, in addition to certifying numerous wine professionals.
The Curious Grape has developed a comprehensive wine education course for serious consumers as well as wine professionals. Presented in seven parts, this unique course focuses on the key elements present in all wines to unlock your understanding of grape growing, wine making, storage, service, food pairing and more. This program takes you from zero to 60 miles per hour in the wine world in just seven sessions.
Online registration for fall classes will begin on August 10, 2015. You'll not only learn but see, taste, and experience first-hand the key concepts covered in the program.
Reserve now for these exciting group tours:
Sunday, July 26, 11am-5pm -- Longtime Curious Graper Cheryl Hauser leads a special tour to popular wineries in Loudoun County Sunday, August 9, 11am-5pm -- Certified Wine Educator Suzanne McGrath leads a tour to the gorgeous wineries located around Middleburg, Virginia's horse country Sunday, August 16, 11am-5 pm -- Certified Wine Educator Suzanne McGrath leads an education-focused, winemaker tour to a pair of wineries that showcase the traditional vs. the modern sides of VA wines