' Taste of Monterey - Group Events Creative Themes

Team Building Activities


Phone Jasmine Hernandez
831-646-5446 ext. 12

Add a unique twist and competitive edge to your wine tasting event with interactive workshops and competitions. Whether a test of one's knowledge or palate, each game is designed to create a more memorable experience for your special guests.

Bordeaux Blending Workshop

Hands-on lesson in blending wine. Attendees are guided by the winemaker in tasting each base component wine and will have the opportunity to decipher and recreate the winemaker's master Bordeaux-style blend. The team who comes closest to the master blend wins, and each team player takes home a Reserve bottle of Meritage.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $49* per person

The Meritage Mission

The winemaking experience - condensed into a fun and competitive one hour reception. "Winery Teams" work together to produce the best Bordeaux type blend, design a label and invent a catchy slogan and selling points for their wine. Prizes are awarded to the finest tasting Meritage blend, the most creative winery label and the best team product sales pitch. A Taste of Monterey provides all the wine, materials and guidance for this entertaining team building event, which your guests are sure to remember. Winning team members will receive a bottle of Meritage.

Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours
Cost: $45* per person

Wine & Food Pairing

Usher your guests into the amazing world of wine and food pairing! This interactive enhancement is ideal for turning an average lunch or dinner into a fun team building event. During each course the participants choose the ultimate wine and food match. Sometimes they try two wines with a single dish, while other courses consist of two dishes with one wine. Throughout the meal, guests will learn wine and food pairing dos and don'ts. Guests will enjoy the lively atmosphere while discovering Monterey County's culinary delights. Prizes are awarded for the winning table or team.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $30* per person

Event Enhancements

Liven up your event with fun and educational wine activities. Much more than a simple wine tasting. Our event enhancements bring fun, creativity and wine knowledge to the party. Choose from any of the activities below.  These activities are enhancements to a Wine Tasting Reception / Dinner only

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $5* per person per activity

  • Varietal Vertigo: Guests smell, swirl and taste wines in an attempt to identify each varietal.
  • What's That Smell?: Guests compete to identify characteristics of wine through smelling wines that have been enhanced with various essences.

* 8.75% Tax and 19% service charge not included