January 17th, 2020
Greater Grand Rapids has become synonymous with beer over the past several years.
But Kris Mathis wants people to know Grand Rapids not only for its beer but also for its wine.
So, he took matters into his own hands by creating Raise A Glass Wine Tours last January. It is an unorthodox wine tour business that incorporates local food establishments in the city rather than vineyards.
October 10th, 2019
A new tour around Grand Rapids might be a perfect activity if you love wine and are looking for a fun way to spend time with friends or family.
Raise a Glass Wine Tours is a new venture that chauffeurs guests around the greater Grand Rapids area for a luxury, one-of-a-kind local wine tour, beginning when the chauffeur picks you up at your downtown hotel or location of choice.
August 23rd, 2019
When someone says wine tours, you might immediately think Traverse City or Sutton Bay area, but probably not in your own backyard of Greater Grand Rapids.
For Kris Mathis and his wife Chawntrell, both avid wine drinkers and who have been on a number of wine tours, having just such a tour in Grand Rapids made sense.
July 20th, 2019
Wine lovers in Grand Rapids will not want to miss out on the Raise a Glass Wine Tour. It is an upscale exclusive experience that gives guests the opportunity to have a taste of culture and conversation through wine and food. Find out why you will want to add a Raise a Glass Wine Tour to your local bucket list.
July 15th, 2019
Grander had the opportunity to join Grand Rapids entrepreneur Kris Mathis for an exclusive Taste of Culture Dinner Tour recently launched via his business venture, Raise A Glass Tours, LLC. Over the course of four hours and stops at three of Grand Rapids’ finest wine bars and restaurants, Mathis spoke openly with members of the local media about the inspiration behind launching a food and wine tour in the City, his desire to create an upscale tasting experience for people of color, and his vision for Raise A Glass as it emerges as a premier tour operator in Michigan for locals and visitors alike.