Wine-tasting technique demands that you first swirl the glass, then take a sip, and then very slowly dribble wine down your chin so that the rest of your body can taste it. Imbibe elegance with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for End of Summer Barbeque for two with a $10 wine voucher (a $78 value)
- $75 for End of Summer Barbeque for four with two $10 wine vouchers (a $156 value)<p>
The End of Summer Barbeque will take place on Sunday, September 23, from noon to 3 p.m. During the three-hour barbeque, guests nosh on a full plated meal of chardonnay-italian sausage, pesto agnolotti, and a salad. Each guest sips four 2-ounce wine pours, sampling a variety of Bargetto Winery’s Central Coast, Santa Cruz Mountains, Reserve and Dessert wines. The $10 voucher can be used towards bottles of wine on the day of the event only. Local groove Hammond Organ trio 7 Come 11 will provide live entertainment during the event.
1933 was a banner year for Phillip and John Bargetto. Prohibition finally ended, and the brothers were able to reopen their winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Originally from Piedmont, Italy, Phillip and John embraced their passion for growing northern-Italian varietals, twining their hillsides with vines of dolcetto, nebbiolo, and refosco grapes.
Now run by the Bargetto family's third generation, the winery continues to cultivate these same grapes as well as two of Santa Cruz's more well-known varietals, chardonnay and pinot noir. Its most heralded wines hail from the 40 acres of trellised vines at Regan Estate Vineyards, which produces balanced yet concentrated fruit thanks to its sunny hilltop location, loamy soil, and cool breezes from thousands of naturally occurring ceiling fans.
Controlled aging in new-French- or American-oak barrels imbues some of the winery's reds with lingering finishes and toasty sweetness, and stainless-steel barrels ensure that the whites retain their vibrant acidity. Although most of the wines display a more approachable style, the La Vita line embraces the family's Old-World routes, featuring complexly tannic and age-worthy blends of Phillip and John's favored dolcetto, nebbiolo, and refosco grapes.