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Intelligent Failure in Wine Making

  • 45 min
  • Includes Kit
  • V/GF/NF Options
  • Non Alcoholic options
  • Free 48hr Hold

About the experience

Does your team need to practice “intelligent failure”?
Led by wine historian Sheri Bowen, this experience helps teams understand the concept of embedding prior knowledge. Winemaking is complex and has many variables; new winemaking techniques take years to prove out and are costly. During the experience, you will taste one of the world’s most famous wines while learning (and actively discussing) the story of Chateau Montelena and the 1976 Judgment of Paris. You will receive an elegant wine kit (shipped to your home or office) with a famous wine. You will learn the art of learning only what’s ‘new’.
Don’t miss this opportunity to practice “intelligent failure”, leaving you with new insights, a feeling of camaraderie, and a revitalized team spirit.

Book this experience when you want to:

Form a United Team
Creating a united team allows you to work together while supporting each other as you work to achieve your common goals.
Inspire Joy
What’s better than bringing a smile to someone’s face? Enjoy this joyful experience and share smiles with your team
Share with Clients and Customers
Build trust and connection with clients and customers by inviting them to join you in sharing this experience.

Your kits include:

  • A 750mL bottle of Chateau Montelena wine (Chardonnay or Zinfandel)
  • Salumi (traditional salami or plant-based soppressata salami)
  • Flatbread crackers (Rustic Bakery sea salt flatbread)
  • Dried Fruit

Your Host

You will be assigned one of our creater hosts to lead your experience

Your Host

You will be assigned one of our creater hosts to lead your experience
Sheri Bowen
Sheri Bowen
Sheri Bowen is a wine educator and leads hospitality and retail for Chateau Montelena Winery located in the beautiful Napa Valley. Chateau Montelena is the very same winery featured in the feature film Bottle Shock. She has over 30 years of experience in restaurants, hotels, and winery operations. Her career has been focused on helping teams to connect with their goals through distinctive events that respect the significance and hard work of everyone involved.

Optional add-ons to your kit

Note Card
Note Card

High quality full-color custom message immediately visible when opening kit.
$50.00 + $1.00 per kit

Sticker on the Box
Sticker on the Box

Large (3x5) full-color logo added to the top of each box.
$50.00 + $1.00 per kit

Customer Reviews

“…we have several new members to our ELT and I wanted them to take-on their roles with this approach to teamwork in-mind…”

Chief of Staff to CEO at $300M company

September, 2023

“…the wine tasting was really pleasant, but the story of Montelena was incredible…”

Director Engineering with team of 8

August, 2023

“…what a great way to come together as a team; super-engaging and thought-provoking…”

CEO of $1B company with 12 direct reports

August, 2023

“…team enjoyed wine, but the best part was our sharing and interacting around the ‘Montelena’ story; it’s incredibly analogous to what we face as we innovate in product…”

Product leader

September, 2023

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$195 / person Add shipping at checkout
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This experience is U.S.-only. Please select other experiences if you have a global team.
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  • Post-experience resources
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