Countless rules of etiquette surround wine tastings, from tips for sampling each vintage's bouquet to bans on novelty guzzling helmets. Savor wine from a grown-up glass with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$19 for a wine tasting for two (a $54 total value)
$37 for a wine tasting for four (a $108 total value)
Tastings include the following per couple:
- Wine tasting for two (a $20 value)
- One bottle of chardonnay (a $24 value)
- $10 toward any wine purchase for each couple (bottles range from $24 to $38)
Guests gather in the open-air, earth-toned tasting room in downtown Sonoma to sample wines culled from local vineyards. The roster of grape libations available includes the crisp white-rhone blend, the fruity grenache blanc, the rich 2011 Black Pine pinot noir, the complex 2011 Rhapsody En Blu red-rhone blend, and the lush 2010 chardonnay. As participants sip away, proprietors Roger and Richard Roessler are on hand most days to share insider insights to winemaking.
R2 Wine Company
R2 Wine Company takes its name from its founders, Roger and Richard Roessler, two brothers who combine their years of business and restaurant-industry experience to bottle up the rare and delicious tastes of Sonoma's sunny vineyards. With the aid of expert viticulturist and winemaker Drew Huffine, the two brothers show their love for the noble grape with a wealth of original vintages, such as the complex Rhapsody rhone that epitomizes the cool, bright terroir of the Santa Ynez Valley, or the Red Birds pinot noir, which celebrates the brothers love for their hometown team. Curious guests congregate for vino-sipping soirees at the earthy-hued tasting room off the Sonoma Plaza, or join the wine club for regular deliveries of mouthwatering vintages and invitations to members-only events and tastings.
Service is warm and welcoming and not overly sales-y; well-educated and friendly.Jay R., Yelp, 1/27/13