Studying wine grapes in their natural habitat is much more enjoyable than exploring the dank, melancholy caverns of root beer’s namesake. Stroll through blissful vineyards with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options.
$32 for a winery and olive-oil-press tour and tasting package for two (a $95 total value)
- Winery and olive-oil-press tour and a wine- and oil-tasting session for two with cheese and cured meats (a $25 value each)
- One bottle of organic extra-virgin olive oil (a $35 value)
- $10 credit toward purchases of full-price estate-produced olive oils and Signature Collection wines<p>
$58 for a winery and olive-oil-press tour and tasting package for four (a $190 total value)<p> * Winery and olive-oil-press tour and a wine- and oil-tasting session for four with cheese and cured meats (a $25 value each) * Two bottles of organic extra-virgin olive oil (a $35 value each) * $20 credit toward purchases of full-price estate-produced olive oils and Signature Collection wines<p>
The tasting room is open Wednesday–Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours are scheduled at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.<p>
Though Pietra Santa Winery sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.<p>
Pietra Santa Winery
In the 1850s, winery founder Theophile Vache chose a piece of land to plant wine grapes because of its maritime climate and unique soils. More recently, this land was christened Pietra Santa—Italian for “sacred stone”—in honor of the region's granite- and limestone-rich soils, which have produced subtly earthy wines for 150 years. Rows of olive trees and wine grapes, including pinot noir and pinot gris varieties, sprout from 450 acres of fecund soil nestled in the Gabilan Range.
Within the Mission-style winery, vintner Alessio Carli ferments vino in oak barrels, and a Tuscan-imported press squeezes oils from organic olives. The winery's picnic area furnishes guests and marooned hot air balloon captains with breath-nabbing views of Cienega Valley. In addition to garnering the adoration of oenophiles, Pietra Santa has attracted attention from Frank Lloyd Wright associate Burley Griffin Junior, who designed the estate's prairie-style Dickinson house, which was built in 1905.
95% of 60 customers recommend
“Bring a picnic and enjoy the great wines”
“Our group had a great time at the winery. ”
“It was a wonderful experience. Connie was awesome, very knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area!”
Pietra Santa Winery
10034 Cienega Road
Hollister, CA 95023