Sommeliers recommend that you swirl a glass of wine and inhale its bouquet before throwing it in the face of your enemy. Enjoy pleasures that are worth the wait with this Groupon.
Choose From Four Options
- $7 for a wine tasting for two and two souvenir glasses (a $14 value)
- $12 for a wine tasting for four and four souvenir glasses (a $28 value)
- $12 for two tickets to the Strawberry, Chocolate, and Wine Festival (a $24 value)
- $20 for four tickets to the Strawberry, Chocolate, and Wine Festival (a $48 value)
From noon to 5 p.m., the Strawberry, Chocolate, & Wine Festival offers visitors goodies such as strawberry shortcake, cheesecake brownies, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. After participating a tasting of 12 wines, take home an engraved wine glass and a copy of the winery's Top 10 Ways To Enjoy Strawberry Wine. Check the website for a full listing of dates. During regular tastings, each visitor sips on samples of eight wines, such as the late-harvest riesling, strawberry wine, and merlot, before taking home an engraved souvenir wine glass.
More than thirty years ago, Patricia and Jack Baldwin plunged the stakes of their first vineyard into the fertile soil of their newly purchased parcel of land. By 1985, the couple was hard at work building the foundation for what was becoming a successful microwinery and began to create a many different varietals, from their velvety chardonnay to their tart black-raspberry wine. Today, the vineyard produces more than 15 wines, including spiced apple and the beloved strawberry wine, which has won Best Fruit Wine at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition several times. Baldwin Vineyards also sponsors a Strawberry, Chocolate & Wine Festival, which showcases the pairing of its wines with desserts during tastings. Baldwin Vineyards is a second-generation winery, now owned and operated by Pat and Jack's daughter Wendy and her husband Alex.