Food & Drink adventure hosted by Jolene
  • Duration: 1 Hour total
  • Language: Offered in English
About Jolene

My passion is to teach small groups of people one or two key wine concepts and relating these wine concepts to everyday things we already know in a fun and relaxed setting.   

I've been an agricultural scientist for 20 years. I was a typical casual wine consumer until about seven years ago. Through travels to wine-growing regions, I found that it was difficult to piece together a foundation of wine knowledge. There is a lot of wine information out there for serious enthusiasts, collectors and wine professionals, but not a lot for the really curious consumer. So I took it upon myself to gain this knowledge through more travel and formally through the Wine and Spirit Educational Trust (WSET) and French Wine Scholar programs.

Experience Details

Hi I'm your instructor Jolene!  Have you always wanted to travel to wine country (domestic or internationally) and thought it was too expensive?  Does the thought of developing your own wine country travel itenerary leave you overwhelmed?  Was your last trip to wine country too exhausting, tasting rooms full of loud people, too corporate or just a sales pitch for the wine club?  Do you think wine travel as an independent traveler or a couple is out of reach?

Well I'm here to dispel all those myths and avoid tourist traps.  I've been travelling to wine country (domestic or internationally) for almost 20 years.  From budget, to middle of the road, to luxury.  I'll walk you step by step through the planning, packing, tasting room tips as well as give you advice on how to get your wine purchases safely home.  

Bring your wine country travel questions and join fellow wine country travel enthusiasts as I share 20 years experience, tips and tricks.  

I don't work for a travel agency and don't sell wine, so there's never any "sell" at the conclusion of the class.  

What is provided
  • Food & Drink: One glass of wine
  • Informational Materials:
  • Water:

Thanks for signing up for the class!

Bring your wine country travel questions!

Experience Location

Hyatt Place Chapel Hill / Southern Village

Group Size

There are 24 spots available on this experience.

You don’t have to fill all of them. Experiences are meant to be social, so others may join too.

Guest Requirements


21 years and older .

Flexible cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

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