Choose from Three Options
- $59 for a private VIP Expression Session for two ($100 value)
- $119 for a private VIP Expression Session for four ($200 value)
- $179 for a private VIP Expression Session for six ($300 value)
The private VIP Expression Session consists of a taste sampling of five different wines including two high-end reserve wines, paired with cheeses and assorted accoutrements. Afterward, visitors head to the barrel room for an overview of the winemaking process before capping the tasting off with a dessert wine and more samples of their favorites. All in all, each guest receives a minimum of seven pours throughout the session.
Drawing on 30 years of winemaking experience—and a youthful spirit borne from surfing—Oded Shakked has built a portfolio of wines at Longboard Vineyards. Shakked studied winemaking at UC Davis and spent nearly two decades as the head winemaker for J Vineyards & Winery. Using this experience, along with his dual love for surfing, his vineyard came to fruition in 1998. Winemaking and surfing have a lot in common. Both activities thrive in the California sun. Both take years to master. And both require seeking out the perfect variable. The 11 acres of grapes at this vineyard transforms into syrahs, sparkling wines, and classic chardonnays. Visitors can not only sample Oded's wines in the tasting room—more aptly called a tasting lounge—but also kick back on a leather sofa, watch surf movies on a plasma TV, or even hang-ten, if they can manage to stand sideways on one of the surfboards mounted above.