Like choosing a prom date, choosing a favorite wine necessitates sampling a variety to determine which one will produce the nicest bouquet. Enjoy the fruits of competitive courting with today’s Groupon to Consilience and Tre Anelli Wines in Los Olivos. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get a one-flight wine tasting for two (a $24 value).
- For $22, you get a two-flight wine tasting for two (a $48 value).<p><p>
The collected creations of the Consilience and Tre Anelli wineries spring from the wooden cubbies of their shared tasting room into the glasses of tasting flights for guests’ perusal. Sipping pairs choose between a course of six Consilience or Tre Anelli wines with single-flight tasting, or pit the wineries against each other in a two-flight showdown. Tasters lean against the marble counter or lounge by the brick fireplace, passing Tre Anelli’s locally grown spanish and italian varietals beneath their noses and lightly daubing drops of Consilience’s rhones, cabernets, and petite sirahs onto their refined palates and especially refined khakis.
The rustic tasting room openly welcomes visitors’ dogs, who may discuss the subtle flavors of kibble with Ryder, the winery’s 12-week-old english-black-labrador mascot. Guests who wish to adopt a bottle of their very own will receive a 15% discount on any purchase.
Consilience and Tre Anelli Wines
The first chapter of Brett Escalera’s and Tom Daughters’ foray into the wine industry begin in 1999 when they released their first varietal under the Consilience label—a 1997 Santa Barbara County Syrah. Eight years later, they partnered with Tom's brother Ken to found the sister label, Tre Anelli. Comparatively speaking, the two labels are very different, with Consilience drawing upon the intensity and depth of Rhone varietals and Tre Anelli emulating flavors from Italy and Spain. Both, however, are produced with grapes sourced from Santa Barbara County's top vineyards. At their shop, Brett, Tom, and Ken host daily tastings and dramatic recreations of famous spit-takes within their spacious, dog-friendly tasting room.