True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, identify flawed bottles, and cry pure chardonnay. Become one with the grape with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for a wine tasting for two with one bottle of wine (a $56 value)
- $49 for a wine tasting for four with two bottles of wine (a $112 value)
Visitors sample six wines during the tasting, with styles chosen from a list of five whites and seven reds such as chardonnay, syrah, pinot noir, and gerwürztraminer. Guests also go home with a bottle or two of either the 2009 syrah rose—an organic, biodynamic wine with notes of blackberry and fruit flavors—or the 2006 Hallauer syrah, aged in French oak barrels for 24 months for a subtly spicy and aromatic finish.
In the heart of Solvang, an unassuming red brick building stands at the corner of Mission Drive and Atterdag Street. Though it may not show it from the outside, the tasting room at Presidio Winery houses a vineyard’s worth of innovative varietals ready for exploration. Beneath warm pendant lights, the winery’s resident oenophiles pour certified organic and biodynamic wines. The cool climate where the grapes flourish is particularly well-suited for pinot noir, chardonnay, and syrah varietals, and crops are harvested using sustainable farming techniques. Visitors can sip samples of varietals such as the dry Estate syrah rose, the dark and savory sangiovese, and Estate pinot noir, with aromas of cherry, violets, and oak.