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Our Mission

At The Adventurous Sip, we believe that there is an adventure behind every bottle of wine. Our mission is to help you discover the stories of the grapes behind the wine and how they made it into your glass. With our private wine tastings, wine education classes, online wine classes, and personal shopping trips, we aim to make every sip of wine an adventurous one. Let us take The Adventurous Sip together and explore the world of wine. If you're curious to try some new wines, we are here to help you start!

Private Events & Classes

To schedule private wine tastings or enroll in wine education classes, online wine classes, or personal shopping trips, please contact us for more information about our fees and availability.

Meet Our Team


Autumn Gilliam

Founder and Wine Educator

Autumn Gilliam holds an advanced wine certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET). She is currently certified as WSET Level 3 and will begin WSET Diploma in the fall of 2023. You can find her teaching classes occasionally at Tessa's Office in Downtown Rochester, MN. She mostly does private in-home wine tastings. She is also a golf professional and teaching golf for over 20 years. She loves cooking and finding fun and unique food and wine pairings, spending time with her husband and two little boys, and leading a very active life.

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