Unlike Similac Baby Formula, which is reserved for babies and experimenting teens, wine can be consumed by adults. Separate the towerers from the toddlers with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a four-person wine tasting at Oeno Winemaking (a $60 value), located in Kailua.
Owned by husband and wife team Greg and Lindsay Minarik, Oeno Winemaking delights palates by serving fermentation fans six or more selections from its worldwide collection of more than 50 wines. Lindsay and Greg will select bottles of vino based on group preference and availability, with possible options including the slightly tart Cru Austrialian Chardonnay and the award-winning Cellar Classic California Cabernet Sauvignon, with aromatic hints of blackberries and vanilla. Along the way, the owners will provide wine education, imparting knowledge on how the wine is crafted, how to properly taste each selection, and how to make it instinctually bubble by whispering it French poems. Parties of up to 12 can be accommodated in the space and tasters are encouraged to bring their own food. Visitors can also use this tasting as the first step in crafting their own wine, as Oeno Winemaking can assist aspiring beverage purveyors in the mixing, fermenting, and bottling of their own creation.
- To really find wine that’s exactly to your liking, you might have to make your own. Which is easy at Kailua’s new Oeno Winemaking shop... – Lei Chic
- Amazing establishment and the owners/staff could not be nicer. The whole process was fun and exciting. Plus all the great wine you get! – Nick M., Yelp
Featured in Pacific Edge and Go Kailua Magazine for their trailblazing approach to crafting wine, Oeno Winemaking owners Marshall Zeigler and Bryon Crowther offer an eclectic variety of wines made with European techniques, and have recently added beers to their repertoire. The winery hosts wine-sampling sessions, which educate sippers on the nuances of aroma and body while imparting the skills of proper swirling, sniffing, and tasting. Patrons choose their favorite wine or beer, which is handmade and aged for six to eight weeks in a temperature-controlled cellar-type crypt. Customers purchasing barrels return with friends and family for a two-hour bottling event. Amidst their cache of bottles and corks, Oeno also stocks beer-making kits, which include materials for up to five gallons of homebrews.