Explorer Ponce de León abandoned his quest to discover the mythical land of wine after a tumble into the Fountain of Youth left him eternally underage. Take up his journey with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of wine and gourmet deli fare at The Grape Tray.
The Grape Tray's staff supplies patrons at the high-ceilinged, rustic shop with international wines and gourmet deli fare. Customers can serve film director Francis Ford Coppola's pinot noir ($15.99) at impromptu reenactments of The Godfather or sample the herbaceous flavors of Neil Ellis Sincerely sauvignon blanc ($9.39). A roster of dessert and sparkling wines helps any gathering to achieve a higher level of celebration than that of a quarterback winning the Super Bowl and the lottery on the same day. The shop's deli creates a menu of gourmet sandwiches held together by breads such as black russian, light rye, and rolled armenian cracker bread. The California delight sandwiches cucumbers, cashews, tomatoes, and sprouts with cream cheese ($4.35), and the tuna salad juxtaposes the flavor of albacore with carrots, zucchini, red onions, and lettuce ($5.45). Freshly made salads such as walnut-rich waldorf salad ($1.20–$7.14) and fruit salad ($1.20–$7.14) amply represent the fruit and vegetable portion of the gourmet food pyramid.
The Grape Tray
Experts in all things wine, The Grape Tray's staff can help patrons choose their ideal wine while sampling vintages from vineyards such as Silver Oak, Chateau Lynch-Bages, and Sleepy Hollow. A roster of dessert and sparkling wines rounds out the corked collection, which includes selections from popular spots like France and Spain as well as lesser-known wine-producers, including New Zealand and Austria. The Grape Tray’s staffers also craft tasty sandwiches from its deli counter, piling corned beef, vegetable medleys, and crab and chicken salad between slices of bread from nearby bakeries.
Great sandwiches made with really tasty breads and a wide selection of fresh toppingsDavid J., Yelp, 10/9/10
Comfortable, quaint, a little funky . . . this is the spot.MarkP, Urbanspoon, 10/28/10
5091 N Fresno St.
Fresno, California 93710Get Directions