WHO IS TAREQ SALAHI:
Tareq is currently rated by 'Klout' in the Top 5% of social media influencers in the world. He has stared in multiple television shows and was thrusted into worldwide stardom when he starred in the hit reality Television Show "The Real Housewives" and was known quickly around the world as the White House Party Crasher. Today, television celebrity, Tareq Salahi has returned to his roots and and is pursuing his passion in the Epicurean, Entertainment & Travel world.
Tareq was born in Washington DC and raised in Virginia wine country. He graduated from Randolph-Macon Military Academy where he was distinguished with the rank of Squadron Commander. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degrees in Enology & Business Management from the University of California, Davis.
He was raised on his family vineyard, where his love of viticulture and wine was nurtured at a young age. He and his father planted some of the first Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon vines in Virginia in the late 70s, later opening the Oasis Winery in 1977. Tareq's sparkling wines were produced methode champenoise and Oasis Winery was recognized by the Wine Enthusiast Magazine as Top 10 producers in the World.
Tareq is a International polo player, and one of the founding members of the Great Meadow Polo Club. He has played polo all over the world and has won several USPA National Titles. Tareq was honored to play against HRH (His Royal Highness), Prince Charles with Prince Harry; and on that historic game Prince Charles announced his retirement from the sport of polo.
His television career began with the CW's "Where the Elite Meet" which led to various TV Shows including NBC/Bravo Television's Real Housewives franchise and onto other projects with HBO, Discovery and E! Network. He has also starred on "Celebrity Fight Night" and made multiple appearances on the entertainment news and talk show circuit including NBC's Today Show, Access Hollywood, E!, Extra, David Letterman, Fox & Friends, CNN, etc.
Tareq has been a candidate for Governor and he was appointed early on in his political career to serve the Commonwealth of Virginia by Governor Jim Gilmore, followed in succession with 3 further appointments by Virginia Governors, both Republican, and Democrat including then Governor Mark Warner (now a US Senator) and then Governor Tim Kaine (now a US Senator).
Tareq was directly involved in shaping policy that helped create jobs in Virginia, and both authored and supported legislation beneficial to numerous small businesses and family businesses which passed with resounding bipartisan support in the House & Senate. He has supported and contributed heavily to both political parties. His early years in politics included working on the Steering Committee for the DNC’s "Rock the Vote" movement aimed at activating the youth vote. He continues to work with the private sector as well as federal, state and local government to come together to promote Travel & Tourism and ensure its success. Tareq has also made numerous appearances at various events worldwide including Universal Studios, PURE nightclub at Las Vegas' Caesar's Palace and the US Congressional Committee on Homeland Security and the White House. You too can book Tareq to appear at your next company or private event!
Tareq Salahi sat on the board of the American Task Force, an organization that worked closely with the heads of state from the United States, Jordan, Israel & Palestine dedicated to the peaceful two state solution between Israel & Palestine (see: United Nations Security Council Resolution 242).
Historical relationship to the Holy Sepulchre: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is identified as the place both of the crucifixion, the tomb and resurrection of Jesus. The Salahi & Nuseibeh family are related through Mr. Tareq Salahis paternal grandmother (Nuseibeh) on his father’s side, Dirgham Salahi, and the family have been the keepers of the holy key from the 11th Century to the present where Tareq's great Uncle is in charge of the Holy Sepulchre.
Today, Tareq lives much of his adventurous life traveling and mostly lives on cruise ships and enjoys discovering new cultures and experiences worldwide; He also has the award winning hosting venue Celebration® Retreat. To book into Salahi's Celebration® Retreat, click here. To book onto a cruise with Salahi, click here .
Left: Tareq Salahi being presented a trophy by His Royal Highness, Prince Charles after the historic USA vs. England polo match.
HONORS & AWARDS:
WINNER: National Man of the Year: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
USA vs. ENGLAND:
Captained the USA Polo Team against Prince Charles & Prince Harry. tie 1-1. Prince Charles retires on historic match.
TOP 10 in the WORLD: Tareq's wines take Top 10 in the world by Wine Enthusiast Magazine
WINNER: Best Wine & Food Pairing Event - MPI
WINNER: Best Tourism Person of the Year - Chamber of Commerce
HONORS: Life Time Member/Contributor to the only US National Park for the performing Arts "Wolf Trap"
Join Salahi at one of his next events - whether it be a cruise, polo event, wine country escape... enjoy the expertise by Tareq Salahi when it comes to wine, food and travel and let him be your guide on your next special event!
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Rated Top 5% Social Media Influencers in the World by 'Klout"
Seen on NBC/Bravo Hit Television Show, "The Real Housewives" portrayed as the White House Party Crasher
Enologist, Travel/Tourism expert, Television personality, Winery owner, Ambassador to the International Polo Tour, Adventure seeker & lover of life