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 Three Options
- $10 for a full-flight wine tasting for two (a $20 value)
- $19 for a full-flight wine tasting for four (a $40 value)
- $36 for a full-flight wine tasting for eight (an $80 value)<p>
Guests congregate in the charming dragonfly-themed tasting room to sniff, swill, and sip approximately five samples chosen from a medley of wines, such as the Everyday Red or the D’épaisseur Mélange, a bright blend of grenache and syrah. As they sip, tasters can learn about regional history and distinguishing wine characteristics such as each varietal’s astrological sign. The tasting room does not offer food, but the staff allows patrons to bring their own snacks or order in from surrounding restaurants. Wines by the bottle or glass are available for purchase following the tasting. The winery is open Tuesday–Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.<p>
Winemakers Steve Lemley and Nate Hasper know that you can’t make interesting wines from uninteresting grapes. That’s why the creative duo behind Pulchella Winery actively sources all of the winery’s Paso Robles grapes from small vineyards that exhibit singular characteristics often overlooked by high-production wineries. These rare traits lend a depth of flavor complexity to the boutique wines that has resulted in a strong cult following.
Fermented either from single varietals or blends of grapes that have proven they play well with others, each small-batch vintage has a limited production of 100 cases or fewer. Visitors to the winery can sample these rare ferments in a dragonfly-themed tasting room managed by a certified sommelier and often frequented by the winemakers themselves.