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Derby Wine Estates ®

Our ‘Elevated Experience’ VIP Tasting Program is designed to give you an in-depth view of what Derby Wine Estates is all about.

You’ll be able to taste some of the finest wines from our Library, hand-paired with different cheeses to bring out the rich flavors in each one. You’ll hear about our 3 different Estate Vineyards sprawled across the central coast, about the Derby Family and their passion for wine, about our Winemaker and his work, and about our historic building. Finally, we will take you on a private tour of our production facility, formerly the Blue Diamond Almond Grower’s Building, where all the magic happens!

The full experience takes about 2 hours. Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance, and must be confirmed by calling the tasting room to put a credit card on file, and select your Tasting Flight.

3 Tasting Flights to choose from:


Pinot Noir Vertical

 Our Pinot Noir grapes are some of the most unique fruit we grow, coming from Derbyshire Vineyard in San Simeon. Begin with our 2007 Sparkling Brut Rosé of Pinot Noir before diving into a vertical comparison of 4 vintages from the library and finishing with our current release. Cheese pairings are hand selected to bring out unique flavors in each wine.

Winemaker’s Selection

The Derby Library is one of our best kept secrets. This line up, chosen by our winemaker, allows us to showcases some of Derby’s finest vintages and how they have aged. Enjoy a balanced list of 2 whites and 4 reds ranging from light and bright to dark and sultry. Cheese pairings are hand selected to bring out unique flavors in each wine.

Custom Selection

 Already have your favorite Derby wines? Are you particularly interested in one variety or one vintage of wine? We can offer a custom selection of wines for your Elevated Experience. Before heading up to the tower, we’ll take you downstairs to the Library where you can build a tasting line up with your guide. Cheese and Charcuterie to accompany your selection.


Reserve Your Elevated Experience Below

If you need to cancel or reschedule your Elevated Experience, please let us know at least 48 hours in advance. In the event of late cancelation or rescheduling $15 per person will be charged to your card to cover the cost of cheese pairings.