True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, identify flawed bottles, and cry pure chardonnay. Become one with the grape with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $99 for a winery tour and bottling experience for two (a $260 value)
- $159 for a winery tour and bottling experience for four (a $480 value)
- $199 for a winery tour and bottling experience for six (a $680 value)<p>
Following an introduction to the craft and a bottling demonstration, guests practice bottling, corking, and labeling prefermented spring wines. They then taste selections from the winery’s more than 40 varietals, pairing their sips with artisanal cheese and salami. The evening also includes a tour through the presses, barrel rooms, and historic supply closets of the winery facility. Each pair of participants departs with three bottles of wine.<p>
Wine demonstrations and tours are currently scheduled for Wednesday, May 2, May 9, May 16, and May 23, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday, June 5 and June 12, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, June 3, and Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.<p>
Bacchus Winemaking Club
Armed with memories of his father's and grandfather's winepress, Dominick Chirichillo founded his wine school as a hobby in a basement cellar. Since he began crafting his own wines, he has won 47 medals from national American Wine Society competitions and established a proper winemaking school. During a series of classes, instructors guide students through all the stages of winemaking, from crushing grapes to prepping barrels, removing sediment, and softly singing to expedite fermentation. Students handle the same seasonal grapes—harvested from regions of California and Chile—that Chirichillo blends into more than 40 different varietals for sale by the bottle and case.