Founder's Story by Peter Brinkman

Originally from the United States, I moved to Portugal with my wife Nina, over 15 years ago. In living abroad, we truly fell in-love with the culture, wine and food of Portugal, and so felt inspired to share our experiences with people back home. Which is how our wine shop in Virginia Beach, Tinto Wine and Cheese, was created.

In sharing wonderful wines of Europe, and elements of our experiences with our customers, we were encouraged, by them, to also create Tinto Wine Tasting Tours.  Where we visit Portugal, as well as Italy, France and Spain. Each of our tours have been designed to share the most delightful and delicious aspects of European culture, in ways where you can sit back, enjoy your travels, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Membership Information


15% discount on bottles of wine for take away.  

Try before you buy- Public Wine Tastings are $5 per person for up to two people (A value of $20 per person)  

High End Events receive a discount of $10/person. 


15% discount on all items.


Try before you buy- Public Wine Tastings are complimentary for up to two people (A value of $20 per person)  


Complimentary private themed wine tasting for up to 8. ($160 Value)


25% Discount on all items in store.   


Personal wine consultations.   


Try before you buy- Public Wine Tastings are complimentary for up to four people each week.


High-End Tastings receive a discount of $20/person  


Complimentary private themed wine tasting for up to 16 people. ($240 value)   


Complimentary Monthly Wine Classes