ABOUT USThe Fermented Experience takes the guesswork out of planning your fermented journey.
It’s never about just what’s in the bottle. We like to say that The Fermented Experience is all about satisfying your innate curiosity about how it all got in there to begin with. We promise, world-class bucket list experiences that include interactive, behind-the-scenes, waiting-to-be discovered destinations led by a Certified Wine Professional, as your personal guide.
Our ventures center around boutique producers and farm-to-table restaurants (Michelin starred eateries are also lovely options). Be prepared to enjoy food, a lot.
The Fermented Experience packages include air travel, hotel accommodations, luxury limo transportation from airport pickup to drop-off, on-site tastings, tours and lunches (overlooking beautiful vineyards or hop farms), multi-course dinners plus down time to explore on your own. We can also customize activities tailored just for you (or your group).
Our packages are guaranteed to engage your senses and expand your knowledge about wine, spirits and/or craft beer.
MEET KRISTI HUGHES
Kristi Hughes is a Certified Wine Professional and Wine Consultant, who is currently working on her Level 3 Advanced Certification through WSET (Wine & Spirits Educational Trust). To say she is a lover of all things fermented would be an understatement. Her enthusiasm and prolific experience (retail, representative, imports and distribution) in the wine/spirits industry is the reason she founded The Fermented Experience.
By providing winery/distillery/brewery tours to extraordinary destinations, Kristi has been able to live and work doing something that showcases her passion and dedication for the grape (and all things fermented).
FERMENTED BEVERAGES CONSUMED
- Percentage of Americans who don’t take their annual vacations 52% 52%
- Percentage of wine consumed in America by Millennials 42% 42%
- Increase in craft spirit interest 30% 30%
- Percentage of Americans who prefer beer 38% 38%
- Percentage of Americans who prefer red wine 58% 58%
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I felt relaxed, yet excited, knowing the entire experience was organized for me. I was excited to discover and explore a new wine region and gain new education. Today I still carry with me a love for WA state wines. The experience completely opened my eyes as to where the wine I was enjoying was coming from – the smell, taste, the rolling dry desert. Being able to picture the location while purchasing or enjoying wine is priceless! Can’t wait for the next one!
I enjoyed wine country with Kristi’s savvy guidance. All details were well-planned. I learned so much about how OR wine is grown and produced and have fallen in love with them. Incredible dinners every evening, superb food and impeccable service. If you want to know what a Fermented Experience is like, you need to call Kristi.