Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Bernardo Winery (Half Off)

Bernardo Winery - Rancho Bernardo

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Sample five wines made from San Diego–grown grapes at one of the oldest wineries in Southern California, which specializes in red wines

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Promotional value expires Jul 4, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for wine tasting. Must 21 or older. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Bernardo Winery - Rancho Bernardo: Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Bernardo Winery (Half Off)

Like hearts, wineglasses are fragile, full of goodness, and frequently broken. Live life to the brim with this Groupon.

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  • $10 for a wine tasting for two people (a $20 value)
  • $20 for a wine tasting for four people (a $40 value)

Guests sample five wines—such as a cabernet sauvignon or merlot—in an antique winemaking facility with a scenic outdoor tasting patio. They can then explore a village of shops, restaurants, and artists' galleries that has sprouted up over the business's more than 125-year history.

Bernardo Winery

In 1927, after seven years of Prohibition, Vincent Rizzo had an idea. He would buy a winery. While this may have been an unconventional move, he knew he could get Bernardo Winery at a lower price and keep the business thriving with an unlikely product: olive oil. In a stroke of cunning and arguable genius, the first-generation Rizzo owner made use of the olive trees growing on his property, selling the cold-pressed virgin oil to many of the tuna canneries in downtown San Diego. He also continued production of sacramental wine for the Catholic church and grape juice that was, according to the winery's website, "guaranteed to ferment by the end of the road."

The winery grew to be one of San Diego County's major wine suppliers in the late 1940s, and Vincent turned the family business over to his son, Ross, in 1962. Ross's passion and dedication fueled the winery's success until his passing in 2008. Ross Rizzo, Jr., along with his family now keeps his father and grandfather's legacies alive, adding new varietals and winemaking techniques to the company's repertoire while paying homage to the old ways. Ross still sources his grapes from local vineyards and produces and cellars his wine to develop each variety’s distinct flavor.

Guests can get a behind-the-scenes look at the historic winery during tours and tastings, and the scenic spot also hosts public events and private parties at several outdoor venues and in the Barrel Room, where wooden rafters and huge redwood wine-storage vats create a rustic feel. Once they are done tasting, visitors can wander through a micro village of shops and studios or get a bite to eat at Cafe Merlot. The sprawling property features nods to its storied past with accents such as wagon wheels and an antique thresher machine and events such as grape stompings, otherwise known as do-it-yourself purple pedicures.

The Gist

What some people are buzzing about:


96% of 1,236 customers recommend

  • “Enjoy the micro village it was amazing :)”

  • “Make sure you explore the whole "village" especially the chocolate shop with each of your wine tastings, as they pair a chocolate with your wine :)”

  • “We went there last Sunday, 11/15/15 and they gave us 5 tastes They punched a card for every taste We were told with every taste that we could have a free chocolate...”

    “We went there last Sunday, 11/15/15 and they gave us 5 tastes They punched a card for every taste We were told with every taste that we could have a free chocolate at the Sweet Shop as long as we had wine in our glass The chocolate was so good They had a band playing and the music was R&B and Rock People gathered around and danced and it was so relaxing We ate at the Merlot Cafe and the food was amazing We had such a great day and I would recommend it to anyone”

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    Rancho Bernardo

    13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte

    San Diego, CA 92128


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88% of the people were positive about the Wine Tasting, most described it as Enjoyable.
80% of the people were positive about the Chocolate, most described it as Free.
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80% of the people were positive about the Band, most described it as Great.
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83% of the people were positive about the Venue, most described it as Pleasant.
83% of the people were positive about the Music, most described it as Free.
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