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Affairs of the Vine | Wine Education - Event Planning - Wine Boot Camp - Wine Shootouts
Wine Boot Camp
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Wine Boot Camp® is the ultimate fantasy experience for wine lovers. An intensive, highly enjoyable one-day training program, Wine Boot Camp® provides the experience and knowledge needed to become totally confident in the understanding and appreciation of fine wine. Business associates and friends will marvel at the leadership of "Camp" graduates as they storm the wine lists of America and the world.

Wine novices and experts experience firsthand the joys and frustrations of winemaking. Wine lovers work hands-on in the vineyard and the cellar under the tutelage of top winemakers and viticulturists.

Wine workshops and tastings of outstanding wines are an integral part of the program.

Conducted by AFFAIRS of the VINE, Wine Boot Camp® is a challenge to the senses, awareness, and understanding of fine wines. Upon completion of basic training, recruits' marksmanship in the field of fine wines will be right on target.

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Wine Boot Camp®, an interactive experience can be attended by raw recruits and wine generals alike. This exclusive Affairs of the Vine Program is offered as an open course or can be tailored as a special event or team building experience. Read what some are saying about Wine Boot Camp®

Some of the missions that may be included in the Affairs of the Vine Wine Boot Camp® include:

Wine Boot Camp
  • Aromatic Workshop
  • Winery and Vineyard Tours
  • Vineyard Experience-recruits will learn about the vineyard and have an opportunity to some "hands on" work in the vineyard
  • Varietal Wine Tastings and Workshops
  • Food and Wine Pairing Workshop
  • Crack the Secret Code of Wine Lists
  • Wine Cellar Experience
  • Wine Blending Experience-become a winemaker and blend your own wine
  • Appellation Tasting and Workshop
Wine Boot Camp

2011 Wine Boot Camp® Mission Sites include the Napa Valley and Sonoma County.

The cost of WINE BOOT CAMP® is $600 per person and includes all seminars and educational materials, working in the vineyard, lunch with wine in the vineyard, dinner paired with appropriate wines, extensive wine tasting, a bottle of wine created by the recruit, transportation to all food and wine events, and an I Survived Wine Boot Camp® T-shirt & cap.

For additional information, contact Major Drady at 707-874 -1975 or camp@affairsofthevine.com

Order a Wine Boot Camp® Gift Certificate. If you are purchasing a Gift Certificate, please type "Gift Certificate: name to be placed on gift certificate" in the Ordering Instructions box in the shopping cart.

Click on image below to see a sample Wine Boot Camp® Gift Certificate

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Innovator of Wine Boot Camp®, Affairs of the Vine is the top wine education company in the industry. Experienced educators enthusiastically share their knowledge and love of wine through interactive workshops that are educational, fun, and entertaining. AOTV conducts extensive wine industry training, corporate wine events, and team-building workshops. In 2009, AOTV passionately poured wine for and wine knowledge with over 200,000 people. Our website and social media outreach interacts with over 1,500,000 wine lovers per year.

Terms and Cancellations Policy:

  • All participants must be 21 years of age.
  • Refunds will be issued 120 days or more before Wine Boot Camp ®, minus a 20% processing fee.
  • Refunds with 60-119 days notification before Wine Boot Camp ® will be 50% of total cost.
  • Refunds with 15-59 days notification before Wine Boot Camp® will be 25% of total cost.
  • No refunds will be issued with less than 14 days notice.
  • No refunds will be issued for Wine Boot Camp ® Gift Certificates.