Come join us for an exquisite evening of wine on the water — there’s no better way to spend your day! Matter Of Wine hosts Sip & Sails that are open to the public in the warmer months of the year. Private Sip & Sails, on the other hand, are available for bookings year-round.

What is a MOW Sip & Sail?

We are not your average cruise ship wine tasting (we’re so much more)!

A MOW Sip & Sail is an intimate 2-hour experience on a beautiful 40-foot catamaran or sailboat navigated by a USCG Certified Captain around the scenic Marina Del Rey harbor. Your event will begin with an hour-long wine tasting class, taught by a WSET or CMS certified Sommelier. Afterwards, venture around the vessel, snap photos, and revel in the views until with dock. We host two types of Sip & Sails: themed experiences in which the wines are included, and BYOW sails.

Themed Sip & Sails

Looking to dive into a particular type of wine? We’ve got you covered! Choose from themed workshops covering classic Old World regions to innovative New world regions or taste for yourself how food affects wine and learn handy pairing techniques. Our 2024 – 2025 Sip & Sail calendar is now available. Book the Sip & Sail that speaks to you most, below.


BYOW Sip & Sails

Whether you want to chip away at your wine collection or learn more about your favorite grocery store wine, your bottle of wine is welcome here! We ask that each attendee please bring (1) bottle of any wine to share with the group. Utilizing these bottles, our Wine Educator, Murphy, will kick off our sail with an hour-long workshop on how to see, smell, and taste wine, as well as pick out the aromas and flavors in your glass. Murphy will also equip you with the knowledge of how to determine the balance, length, intensity, and complexity of your wine, allowing you to systematically evaluate its quality.



*Public Sip & Sails are 2 hours long. Our vessel may dock up ±5 minutes past the listed end time, depending on the wind

*Food is not provided, but you are welcome to bring snacks that do not require cooking or reheating

*All of our vessels have a restroom aboard

*Parking information will be communicated to invited guests

*Feel free to bring instruments, games, and any other activities that float your boat

*Questions? Email [email protected]

2024 – 2025 Sip & Sail Calendar

Our public Sip & Sails, below, depart from Marina Del Rey. Private Sip & Sails depart from Marina Del Rey, Long Beach, and Newport Beach.

Sunday, 6/2/24, 4:30pm – 6:30pm PST ***Sold Out***

Sunday, 9/8/24, 4:30pm – 6:30pm PST: Tour of California

Sunday, 12/1/24, 4:30pm – 6:30pm PST: Spectacular Sparklers

Sunday, 2/9/25, 4:30pm – 6:30pm PST: Black-Owned Wineries

Sunday, 3/16/25, 4:30pm – 6:30pm PST: Our Favorite Spring Sippers

Sunday, 4/27/25, 4:30pm – 6:30pm PST: Date Night – Chocolates and Chilean Wines

Sunday, 6/15/25, 4:30pm – 6:30pm PST: Burgundy vs. Bordeaux

Private Sip & Sails

Looking to charter a private Sip & Sail for your group? Our Sip & Sails are perfect for teambuildings, birthdays, holiday parties, bachelorettes…pretty much any celebration! Pricing varies depending on the length of your charter and your departure location, see below. Email [email protected] to book your private Sip & Sail.

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Interested in a private Sip & Sail? Email us the following details: Date, length of charter (2 or 3 hours), vessel size, and departure location.

Pricing for a private sail varies depending on departure location, vessel size, and charter time. 4 curated bottles of wine that align with your wine tasting workshop of choice are included with each Sip & Sail. It’s an unforgettable experience — book yours today by emailing [email protected]!

Long Beach

2-Hour Charter – Large vessels (up to 11 attendees): $1,500

3-Hour Charter – Large vessels (up to 11 attendees): $1,650

Marina Del Rey 

2-Hour Charter – Large vessels (up to 12 attendees): $1,890

3-Hour Charter – Large vessels (up to 12 attendees): $2,090

2-Hour Charter – Medium vessels (up to 6 attendees): $925

3-Hour Charter – Medium vessels (up to 6 attendees): $1,050

Newport Beach

3-Hour Charter: Medium Vessels (up to 7 attendees) $2,225

3-Hour Charter: Large vessels (up to 11 attendees) $2,800