Private Wine Tasting Events

Wine School of Philadelphia

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Whether you are hosting a small ten person event at your home or a 100 person gala, we are the “Best of Philly” wine event professionals. 

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Old Friends at the Wine School

The Wine School of Philadelphia hosts out-of-the-ordinary tasting events for all types of food and wine connoisseurs.

Our experience includes everything from speaking engagements at major festivals to nonprofit fundraising to corporate networking events. After ten successful years, we’ve earned a reputation for providing an unparalleled level of wine and food knowledge in a fun, easy-to-understand manner.

When you schedule an event with The Wine School of Philadelphia, you are enlisting the services of a certified sommelier-instructor to guide you through a tasting. Our staff is made up of the top wine educators on the East Coast. A passion for wine education, exceptional people skills, and extensive wine knowledge are the hallmarks of our sommelier-instructors.

Private events may be held either on-site or at a venue of your choosing. Our Rittenhouse location is a beautiful and photogenic event space with Victorian-era elegance and charm. It features two working classrooms with extensive wood detailing, high ceilings, and original fireplaces.


We pride ourselves the ability to craft a tailor-made event for each of our unique clients. Creative and flexible by trade, we can customize anything to meet your needs!

Wine Event Options

The Around the World Tasting

Our signature wine event! We adapt our most popular class, Wine 101, into a private tasting for you and your guests. The style can be a walk around tasting, or mimic a classroom experience. The event features all types of wine from the major wine regions of the world. We can ensure that that there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

If you are interested in another class you’ve seen at the Wine School, we can often recreate it for your private wine event. Our events are  designed to entice, excite, and to educate!

 “The Wine School created the perfect Ikea event: creatively exciting and accessible to everyone” Ikea National Headquarters

The Food & Wine Pairing Event

Our Food & Wine Pairing Event is an exciting and unique culinary experience. We present six different wines with four perfect food combinations. Our Sommelier-Instructor will explain the basics of food and wine pairing to your guests. Depending on the size of your group, this can be a more formal, sit-down affair or served buffet style, allowing everyone to mix and mingle.

There are no set menus or wine lists at the Wine School. The chef will craft seasonal food pairings that pair perfectly with the wine being served. This event is created based on our professional expertise. 

“We had a great time last night. Food was delicious as were the wine selections. Nothing but positive feedback. Thank you!”  Meradia Group, Inc.

The Gala Event

If you have a large group, we can custom design a gala tasting event for you. We have crafted and run large corporate events for many of Philadelphia’s top charities and businesses, including the annual fundraisers for both the Philadelphia Zoo and The Senior Law Center, among many others.

“Thank you so much for creating the perfect event for us!”  Betsy Kilkenny, Abington Arts Center

Wine School on the Road

We bring the party to you with our most popular wine event. This is a guided tasting in a location of your choosing, be it a home, private club, or office setting. An overview of the major wine regions and styles is the standard theme, but we can tailor the event to meet any specific taste preferences of your guests.

“A wonderful introduction to the world of wine which the participants still talk about favorably over six months after the event.”  PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP



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