About Wine Taste Cleveland


Welcome fellow wine enthusiasts! My name is Kristi Buckholz and I am the Founder of Wine Taste Cleveland. I developed a passion for wine years ago and set out to learn as much as I could, meeting some incredible people, trying some amazing food, and visiting beautiful locations along the way. All while drinking wine, of course!

I’m fortunate because my career as a VP for an international shipping company has provided the opportunity to learn about wine while traveling and hosting client dinners. To further my knowledge about wines, I studied for and received my WSET Level 2 wine certification through the Napa Valley Wine Academy and am always working to further my education on wine.

The Cleveland area has a booming food and wine scene, yet in my ongoing quest to find wine events and pairings, I realized there’s no central website that lists the wine events and tastings that are available nearly every day throughout Northeast Ohio. That’s why we started Wine Taste Cleveland.

If you have a favorite place for wine tastings or know of an upcoming wine event, we’d love to hear about it. You can send me details at Kristi@winetastecleveland.com and we’ll add it to our site. We try to make it to as many events as possible to document them for features on the site and social media, so please let me know if you would like WTC to be at your event.

I hope you’ll check back often to see what’s new in the CLE wine world. And be sure to check us out on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter[DD1] .

Kristi Buckholz
Founder, Wine Taste Cleveland