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$2,000 minimum

Price varies based on menu and beverage selections. There is a food & beverage minimum that varies based on guest count as well as day, time and location of your party. These minimums are met through the menu, welcome appetizers and beverage options you chose. For most events, there is no additional rental or staffing fee as those prices are included in the per person price.  Our Event Coordinators are happy to customize parties according to format, budget and the type of experience you envision for your guests.


All wine/cocktail events at The Chopping Block include:

  • Either 90 minutes or 30 minutes of professional instruction focused on wine or spirits
  • Ability to add on appetizers to your event
  • Private kitchen/room rental
  • Friendly, efficient and knowledgeable staff
  • 10% retail discount on the day of your event for your guests

Wine & Cocktail Parties


Perfect for both social and corporate occasions, our wine tasting parties can take your guests on a tour of France, Italy, Napa or beyond. Kick off your private cooking event with a half hour wine tasting exploring the region of your event menu's featured cuisine, or choose a 90 minute event with our sommelier that fully focuses on wine and all of its glorious attributes.

90-minute Wine Event Topics

How to Taste Wine: Explore the sight, smell and taste of wine. Understand how wine is made, the major styles of wine and how to taste wine just like a pro!

Napa vs. Sonoma Showdown: Taste wines from these neighboring regions and understand the
characteristics that make wine different.

Old World vs New World: The debate between the traditional wine-growing of Europe and the
modern methods of the rest of the world is a lively one.

A Tour of Sparkling Wines & Champagne: Pop the cork on different types of sparkling wine as
you learn the characteristics and nuances of each.


30-minute Wine Add-On Topics

Start your private event with a half hour wine tasting with our sommelier exploring the region of your event menu's featured cuisine. 

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90-minute Cocktail Event Topics

Stir things up for your guests with a hands-on cocktail making party. These events will give your friends or colleagues the confidence to tackle making drinks at home.

Tour of American Whiskey: Belle's Julep and Old Fashioned Cocktails

The Surprising World of Tequila: Tequila Arette's Margarita and Last Stand Cocktails

Gin, the Best Clear Spirit: Classic Martini and French 75 Cocktails


30-minute Cocktail Add-On Topics

Kick off your private event with a half hour signature cocktail lesson with our spirits expert that will give your guests the confidence to make drinks at home. Choose one spirit: vodka, gin, whiskey, rum, tequila and two cocktail recipes will be instructed. 


Virtual Wine and Cocktail Events

In addition to in-person wine and cocktail parties, we also host these events virtually. Gather a group together over wine or spirits from wherever you all may be and have a fun, educational event featuring your favorite beverages. 

Request Information on Virtual Events

Hear From Our Clients See All Party Testimonials

"We’ve taken a few classes with Mary Ross and can not send enough praise. She is knowledgeable, engaging and so much fun to taste new wines with. This has been such a fun event to look forward to. We feel like we’ve learned so much from her already. Thank you, Mary!"

- Erica Hubbard
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