Kilt & Cork Events has developed a reputation for producing unique and innovative events including wine, beer and music festivals. We can work with both for profit and non-profit entities to plan, execute and host premier regional events. Our level of involvement can range from simply consultation to complete event management and production. We specialize in “micro-festivals” with attendance from under 1000 up to 10,000 and partner with private venue, civic organizations, regional organizations and trade associations.  Some of our past events include the Amarado Summer Festival, the River City Wine Week, WINEderLust, Placerville Oktoberfest and the Fair Play Harvest Wine Festival.

Upcoming events in 2022 include the Amador Four Fires, Saureel Summer Nights Concert Series, Gold Hill Country Music Festival, The Motherlode Beer & Music Festival and the City of Placerville Oktoberfest.

Call Russ at 530.417.1171 to discuss your next festival, wine event or charity function.


Kilt & Cork virtual tastings are fun, interactive and out of the ordinary!  With a goal of entertainment while enjoying premium wines and intimate conversation with the winemakers and winery owners, we aim to make the event memorable!

Virtual Tastings are great for corporate gatherings and team building events, as well as private parties such as birthdays, showers and other special occasions.  Our events typically run an hour with a tasting of 3 to 4 bottles, so they are perfect for groups who will have multiple couples or families at multiple locations, but we can tailor the tasting to meet any need.

Our tastings combine wine tasting with any other elements the client would like to add, such as live music (we can assist in finding an artist or work with yours) trivia and other fun games, live blending sessions, educational elements or even visual arts and experiences.  There is no limit to what we can do virtually!

I work mainly with Sierra Foothills based wineries who produce ultra premium wines and where the winemaker is available to be a part of the event.  I can, however, reach out to any of your favorite wineries in the Northern California wine regions upon request.  Prices vary for wine tasting kits.

We make it easy by hosting the event on Zoom and by providing you the invitation information for your guest list.  Minimum fee of $250 per hour.

Call Russ at 530.417.1171 to discuss your next virtual tasting event.


Russ Reyes is an entrepreneur and risk taker, and his story “A wild ride to here” is both compelling and inspiring. His specifically crafts his messages for entrepreneurs, older job seekers, people changing careers or starting business, or people who just want to enjoy life again!

As a special guest on your show, Russ can talk about his passions – wine, whiskey, other spirits, beer, food, entrepreneurship, living life, taking chances, art, music and life!

Call for rates.