True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, select perfect food pairings, and cry pure chardonnay. Start by snacking with this Groupon.
Choose from Five Options
- $50 for a 90-minute wine class with chocolate and cheese pairings for 2 (a $100 value)
- $80 for the above for 4 (a $200 value)
- $100 for the above for 6 (a $300 value)
- $125 for the above for 10 (a $500 value)
- $200 for a private, in-home wine class for 10 led by a sommelier (a $500 value)
Beneath a mural of a Tuscan vineyard, hung in The Cellar Door's banquet room, customers learn to differentiate between 14 wine profiles, including major varietals such as chardonnay, pinot noir, and malbec. Fine artisanal cheeses such as habanero-infused cheddar, Murcian goat, and nutty lavendar-butterscotch complement the wines alongside handcrafted Araya brand Venezuelan chocolates and sweet ganaches. The sessions are held every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. or 4 p.m.
The Cellar Door
The sommeliers at The Cellar Door, Katy's only winery, share their love of liquids by vending fine wines made onsite and conducting wine-education classes. They source grapes from Texas, California, international regions, and Martian vineyards, fermenting them into more than 15 red and white wines. The kitchen crafts a range of artisan food made specifically to pair with the wine. Selections include flatbreads such as the Napa meat lover's and tapas such as the Santa Fe marinated grilled chicken. Visitors can also charter the banquet room for private, catered tasting parties, during which they can design their own labels.
The Cellar Door's comely décor surrounds visitors in classic wine-themed scenery, with a mural of a Tuscan vineyard and a statue of Sophia Loren made from grapes. The winery also hosts live music performances every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at 7 p.m.