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Bespoke Wine Tastings
that Drive Client Engagement

Our clients use wine to elevate their events and drive attendance, good will, and connections.  RARECAT Wines combines wine with fun, interest, dynamic content to make a client event stand out.  Our clients love us. In a survey taken  in January 2021, our clients rated RARECAT beyond exceptional as a company. 
 
"Truly, truly a fantastic night!  You were simply superb - as were your wines!  Can't thank you enough for a wonderful night! "
David S, Top Lawyer, March 2021

RARECAT has a decade of experience using wine to drive client engagement, revenue, and business development.  Today, we offer bespoke wine tastings where ever you engage with you clients:
  • Virtual Tastings
  • Napa In Person
  • Private Location
 
Here are RARECAT's most popular Virtual Wine experiences.
Wine & Trivia
  • Great for creating engagement for small groups 
  • Fun, interactive, with a touch of competition
  • RARECAT has several trivia themes to choose from.
Champagne Celebration
  • Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, and client appreciation
  • The experience blends a champagne and sparkling wine tasting and the history of celebration
  • Informative, entertaining, celebratory
 
All Sensory
Experience
  • Great for any size group
  • Experience focuses on the various smells and tastes and wine and how wines pair with food.
  • Highly interactive and educational
All Good:
Garneto 3 Ways
  • Great from any size group
  • Highly interactive and hands on
  • Garneto is a wine, an aperitif, and a cocktail.  We will create 3 drinks with many variation to find what is the perfect drink
  • Fun and educational

Three
World Class Regions

  • Great for any size group
  • Unique and exciting, hearing first hand the pros and cons of producing wines in Napa, Bordeaux, and Champagne
  • Highly interactive and educational
Don't Give Up the Wine List
  • Great for elevating women and promoting diversity
  • Highly interactive and hands on, the seminar is meant to create community and inspire executives
  • Award winning
  • Fun and educational
Wine To Meeting 
  • Elevate an existing meeting by bring a wine and the winery to your meeting.
  • 1 Wine, 1 Region or 1 Theme
  • Highly entertaining and a great way to delight your teams or clients
More Options
"You are amazing & the wine was absolutely delicious!  We have already received several messages about what a wonderful night you created!" Melissa, Partner, March 2019
 
How to Book
 
1.  Book your date.
2.  Choose your experience and wine.
3.  We send you a Zoom link for the event
4.  Have fun.

Experiences run $55 - $1,200 per person based on the content and wines.  All experiences include:
  • RARECAT Wine
  • Wine Entertainer's fees and customized content
  • 30 minute script review
  • 60 minute virtual event entertainment
  • Zoom room facilitation 
  • Wine Weekender wine journal gift 
  • Gift notecard with shipment
  • Shipping and logistics management                                           
 
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Few things to know...
  • $1000 event minimum charge for virtual and private events except for our Wine Tasting Add On. No limit on guest size.
  • Client to provide guest list and shipping address via CSV, excel, or google docs 14 - 18 days prior to event for lowest shipping costs.  Expedited shipping available at an additional cost. 
  • RARECAT Wines can not ship to addresses in Utah, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Alabama. 
  • Not included:  Price does not include shipping. sales tax, or travel expenses.
  • Need to reach us? Call 707-968-5031.  Email info@rarecatwines.com.
 
Meet The Wine Educators
Jennifer Curry
WSET 3, Advanced Certification
French Wine Scholar
c:  919-270-4469
e:  jennifer@rarecatwines.com

Eating grilled sardines and octopus while sipping vinho verde at the family table in Portugal led to Jennifer's love of food and wine. She reveled in the food markets and always accompanied her father to the same wine cave to drink 25 cent glasses of moscatel from the barrel. Jennifer grew up around the restaurant business including her father's wine bar in New York.  At a young age she learned the demands of the business, watched how tastings were conducted, and helped deliver desserts to supplement the customer's wine experience.

Jennifer joined RARECAT Wines during the 2015 harvest and was hired full time thereafter!  Working for a small winery she has worn/wears many hats; wine educator, assistant winemaker, client hospitality, and doggy-sitting two naughty winery dogs :) She loves the art and science of wine making and was lucky to have the RARECAT 2015 - 2019 Provence style Rose's named after her!

Ryan Avila
WSET 2
Wine Tasting Expert
c:  707-968-5031
e:  ryan@rarecatwines.com

Ryan Avila is a certified sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and has also studied within the Guild of Sommeliers & WSET.

Born and raised in San Diego, he is a hospitality entrepreneur and was involved in Marriott's task force training and facilitating the opening of new properties globally before eventually accepting a position at the Hotel Del Coronado.  After years of wine course studies Ryan became HDC's resident Sommelier and was very involved with creating the wine program for the Oenology wine bar.

Nearly a decade later, Ryan now resides in Yountville in the Napa Valley. He spends majority of his time submerged in all facets of wine- whether that is in the vineyards, production, or DTC sales.

His passion for wine has finally landed him at RARECAT. Guiding guests through virtual and in person tastings, all which are a truly boutique wine country experience.
 
Leonardo "Leo" Medina 
WSET 2
Spanish Language Seminars
c:  707-968-5031
e:  Leo@rarecatwines.com
 
Born and raised in the Napa Valley, Leo's journey into the wine industry started when he was a young boy with his father who was a Vineyard Manager for Goosecross Cellars for 25+ years. His experiences with his father in the vineyard developed his understating of the viticulture process, and now he loves to share his knowledge with inquiring minds.  Leo's experience was primarily hands-on, and in 2019 he decided to receive formal training through the world renowned WSET program in which he earned his WSET 2 certification with distinction. 
 
Leo joined RARECAT in 2018 initially to assist with administrative tasks and to lend a helping hand where needed.  Shortly thereafter he became part of the RARECAT team full time, and today is Head of Operations handling all winery logistics, managing the RARECAT Villa, and educating future RARECAT's about our varied wine portfolio - and the place he calls home, Napa Valley!

 
Sharon Kazan Harris
Owner, Director of Winemaking, Tech Executive, Innovator, Keynote Speaker
c:  650-464-9408
e:  Sharon@rarecatwines.com

Sharon is driven by the vision of using wine to impact positive changed.  As an innovator and entrepreneur, develop RARECAT's unique approach of using wine as a business tool.  For her innovation, Sharon was recognized by Worth Magazine as One of the 29 Most Groundbreaking Women Changing the World in 2019.

After a successful tech start up went public, Sharon left the Silicon Valley start up world to study wine at the Universitie de Bordeaux and launch RARECAT Wines in 2008.  Wine and fine cuisine had been a passion for Sharon since a Junior year abroad exposure to the French culture, Bordeaux wine region, and ultimately to an internship at a 2 Star restaurant and Wine Negotiant in Bordeaux.  Sharon studied wine in French with two kids in tow and graduating with honors from the revered D.U.A.D. program from the oenology department.

Sharon will delight guests with her knowledge of winemaking in four world-class regions (she is the only America vintner producing wines in Champagne and Bordeaux), passion for sharing her love of wine, and understanding of why wine is a powerful tool in Business.

Sharon recently co-founded an event tech start as the visionary, product champion, and creative inspiration.  

 
About RARECAT Wines....

RARECAT Wines is the only winery producing ultra-premium wines in 4 World Class Regions - Napa Valley, Bordeaux, Champagne, and Russian River. RARECAT Wines are limited production, handcrafted wines that are only sold direct through allocations.  
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