Wine Discovery Series

Join Advanced Sommelier, Cara De Lavallade, for a captivating dive into the world of wine! You will have the opportunity to explore diverse themes each month in a refined yet laid-back setting.

Cara’s exemplary skill for sharing her vast knowledge of wine inspires a deep appreciation of wine, from the soils that nurture the vine to the final expression of terroir in the glass. Each session includes six, 2 oz wine pours of wines sourced primarily from our cellar** and a selection of cured meats and cheeses to pair. All wines will be available for retail purchase at the end of the session. Arrive ready to engage in an open dialogue about the tasting experience.

Classes are held on the third Tuesday of each month from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at Posana. Seating is limited to 12 guests per session. While classes naturally build on the one before it, it is designed for participants to attend any one individual session.

Tickets for our Wine Education Classes are conveniently available for purchase below, with cancellations accepted up to 48 hours before the class. We kindly request that guests refrain from wearing strong perfumes or scents during the sessions.. Secure your spot today!

**These wine lists display excellent breadth across multiple wine-growing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation. Typically offering 350 or more selections, these restaurants are destinations for serious wine lovers, showing a deep commitment to wine, both in the cellar and through their service team.
Chewy Italian Reds

Tuesday, October 17th | 4:00pm-5:30pm

$75/person (tax and gratuity included)

It’s not all Chianti! Italian wines are some of the most varied, characterful, and food-friendly wines on the planet. With so many different grape varieties, laws, and climates, Italy can be intimidating for novice and seasoned wine drinkers alike. Demystify this fascinating region by learning what grapes are grown where and what styles are tied to different areas.

Embark on a tour of Italy with a progressive tasting of wines from six distinct regions, each telling a story of tradition, culture, and terroir. We’ll also look at the culinary traditions associated with these regions and discuss how these wines work with fall flavors.

Tax & Gratuity Included • Tickets are Transferable
Limited Seating 21 and over

Advanced Sommelier

Cara De Lavallade



Posana’s Wine Education Series

where exploration, education, and exceptional experiences await


Harvest Wines

Tuesday, November 21st | 4:00pm-5:30pm

$75/person (tax and gratuity included)

Join us for a tasting of autumnal wines and find new favorites to enhance your holiday dinner tables. From luscious Beaujolais to spicy Riojas, we’ll taste a selection of wines that compliment all the wonderful seasonal flavors that come with the harvest season. We’ll explore wines that pair well with roasted meats, root vegetables, savory herbs, chocolate desserts, and other goodies that define holiday meals. We’ll discuss wines that go with everything as well as precise pairings that are guaranteed to wow your guests.

Celebratory Bubbles

Tuesday, December 19th | 4:00pm-5:30pm

$75/person (tax and gratuity included)

What better way to celebrate the closing of another year than by popping a bottle of delicious sparkling wine! More than just Champagne, fine sparkling wines can now be found in regions like England, Tasmania, and Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Learn about the intensive and delicate processes that go into making high quality sparkling wines, what makes Champagne so special, and what are the best non-Champagne alternatives. Of course, we’ll also dive into the most successful pairings with sparkling wine and which wines pair best with which styles of food.


Advanced Sommelier Cara De Lavallade

Meet Cara De Lavallade, Posana’s Assistant General Manager and Advanced Sommelier. Originally from Seattle, she has recently moved to Asheville from Sedona and holds over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She has lived and worked in some amazing places such as Argentina, Silversea Cruiselines in the Mediterranean, and Seattle.

Her many accolades include a Level 3 Wine & Spirits Education Trust Award, Advanced Sommelier from Court of Master Sommeliers, French Wine Scholar Award and Lustau Certified Sherry Specialist.

When not at Posana, you can find Cara hiking with her pups, Nebbiolo and Reggiano, or practicing a new interest in Archery!

“Wine is for everyone! I love speaking with curious guests who are excited to learn about the wine world.”