Grape juice magically transforms into wine in the same way milk becomes cheese and a 1972 Dodge Dart becomes an even older 1972 Dodge Dart. Tipple the tasty transformation with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a 30-minute, private-room wine tasting for up to 20 people at 21 Cellars in Tacoma. Pricing for wine-tasting sessions begins at $50 and ranges up to $200 for 20 people.
An artisanal, boutique winery, 21 Cellars offers Seattleites a first-hand experience of the crisp chardonnays, smooth sauvignons, and cabernet flash floods commonly observed in Washington vineyards. The grape refinery's friendly staff is committed to preserving the art of fine wine-crafting and skillfully wrestles with its presses to wring out a tasty earth-to-mouth experience for visitors. Today's deal equips sippers with a Riedel drinking device and a chance to sample five wine varieties, including both current and soon-to-be-released flavors.
21 Cellars was named Best Winery in the "Best of the South Sound" from South Sound magazine:
- This local winery has built its reputation behind a commitment to producing the finest, limited-production wines. Tacoma residents can now hold their glasses high. – South Sound magazine
Every time he begins a new handcrafted batch, winemaker Philip Coates strives to bring out the elemental flavors of his Washington-grown grapes. A limited production schedule lets Philip and his team spend more time on each varietal, de-stemming grapes by hand before fermenting batches with native yeasts and aging them. Next, they fill, cork, and wax each bottle by hand before applying labels designed by local artists.
Though his repertoire has grown since 21 Cellars’ inception in 2003, Philip’s specialty remains bordeaux varietals, including a 2009 malbec and the 2006 Pont 21 cabernet sauvignon, which _Seattle _ magazine deemed Washington’s top new wine of 2011. Alongside wine by the bottle, staffers pour samples of current wines at weekly tastings at 21 Cellars’ own tasting room.
2621 N 21st St.
Tacoma, Washington 98406Get Directions