Wine educator and experience maker

Customized and unique coaching, tours and tastings

Your fun guide to wine

I assume you’re here reading this because at some point in your life, probably not very long ago, you got bit by the wine bug and are eager to learn and taste more. I know the feeling. It happened to me around fifteen years ago on a trip from Los Angeles to Santa Ynez, California for a day of wine tasting and I’ve been scratching the itch ever since.

As a seasoned wine enthusiast, I've explored numerous wine producing regions, developed relationships with industry professionals, and discovered the best wine places to visit and wines to try while you are there. Exploring the world of wine has offered some of the most fun and fulfilling times of my life ranging from the people I’ve met, the places I’ve traveled, the experiences I’ve had and of course the countless wines I’ve been able to try.

Now, I'm excited to share my knowledge and expertise to help you nurture your curiosity for wine without the hassle of planning and researching all on your own. My goal is to take your budding curiosity to the next level all while having a lot of fun.

Brian Lerner

Exclusive and Custom

If you have an upcoming trip and could use help planning it, I would love to help. Need a wine trip guide? I’ll come along for the ride. Interested in staying home and having an experience come to you? What’s your address? Want to discover the best places to drink wine in and around Los Angeles? I’m here for you too. We’ll work together to customize the wine experience you are looking for. From creating detailed itineraries with personal anecdotes and pictures, to curated lists of the best wineries, winemakers, and restaurants, I'll help you navigate the complex world of wine with ease.

Even though my wine knowledge runs deep, I’m not a sommelier or wine industry professional. I’m like you, an enthusiast, only years and years into the future. Don’t spend the next decade of your own life figuring this all out on your own. Take the shortcut and let me help you with your future wine adventures.


Evan Geerlings

I've been on countless wine trips with Brian that include Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley and even Arizona. Each time he not only plans the wine and food itineraries in great detail to ensure we're getting the most out of each day, but always sparks the best conversations at each winery and tasting room that inevitably leads to a unique and fun filled experience every time. I always come back with great memories and know so much more about wine than I would have on my own. 

Zadi Diaz

Brian personally curated my wine journey, making sure it was fun and educational every step of the way.

From the very start, I felt immediately at ease and like I was in good hands. Brian possesses an astounding depth of knowledge about wine, effortlessly sharing fascinating insights and stories throughout our tour. Not only did he introduce me to wine bars that were completely hidden gems, but he also took the time to educate me at each tasting, encouraging me to ask questions and learn at my own pace. By the end of the tour, I felt like a budding connoisseur, armed with a newfound appreciation for wine.

I had such an incredible experience and would wholeheartedly recommend booking Brian as your wine guide if you’re thinking about taking a trip to wine country, want to know great local wine bars in Los Angeles, or planning a special event.