True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, identify flawed bottles, and cry pure chardonnay. Become one with the grape with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $20 for a wine-education class for 1 (a $45 value)
- $35 for a wine-education class for 2 (a $90 value)
- $65 for a wine-education class for 4 (a $180 value)
- $199 for a private wine-education class for 10 (a $450 value)
Each 90-minute, hands-on wine-education class begins in The Cellar Door's banquet room. Aspiring oenophiles explore 14 varieties of wine-including chardonnay, pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, malbec, and cabernet sauvignon-that are all produced onsite. Students learn the nuances of each varietal, such as differences in color, how they perform on the nose and palate, and how they taste when mixed with Pop Rocks. Wine sampling is not included in this Groupon, but can be purchased for an additional $5 per person. Classes are held on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The Cellar Door
The sommeliers at The Cellar Door, Katy's only bistro and winery, share their love of liquids by vending fine wines made onsite and conducting wine-education classes. They source grapes from Texas, California, international regions, and Martian vineyards, fermenting them into more than 15 red and white wines. At the bistro, the onsite certified chefs craft a range of artisan food made specifically to pair with the wine from within a newly remodeled kitchen. The newly revamped menu features selections include flatbreads such as the Bordeaux Meat Lover's and appetizers such as beef sliders. Visitors can also charter the banquet room for private, catered tasting parties, during which they can design their own labels, or join their wine club.
The Cellar Door's comely decor surrounds visitors in classic wine-themed scenery, with a mural of a Tuscan vineyard and a statue of Sophia Loren made from grapes. The winery also hosts live music performances every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at 7 p.m.