Wine gets better with age, like cheese and the value of a first-edition copy of Abraham Lincoln’s autobiography, Lincoln for Love in All the Wrong Places. Enjoy timeless taste with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for a wine tasting for two (a $70 value)
- $65 for a wine tasting for four (a $140 value)<p>
During the 30- to 45-minute tasting, each guest enjoys one Chief Peak tasting flight; the wines included in the flight change regularly (a $15 value). Upon departure, each guest receives one wine glass to take home (a $10 value), and each pair of guests receives a bottle of either 2010 Merlot or 2011 Sauvignon Blanc (a $20 value).
Before they could move into their dream winemaking facility, the proprietors of Casa Barranca had to exhume it. The team dug 15 feet into the earth and hacked their way through two feet of stone in order to gain access to a century-old stone water cistern, which they subsequently converted into a solar-powered underground winery. Today, the winemakers handcraft Old World–style varietals from organic grapes that flourish in the Ojai Valley's warm climate.
Grown and farmed without pesticides or herbicides, the grapes are part of the natural, sustainable practices that earned Casa Barranca the first organic certification for a winery in the Santa Barbara region. They're also what give Casa Barranca's critically lauded and award-winning wines their fruity, earthy flavors. Visitors can sample these bouquets amid murals of the local wine region in the winery's tasting room, located in downtown Ojai's Historic Arcade.