Before it was tamed, the wild grape was the scourge of the valleys, mocking the looks of recently sheared sheep and running away with farmers' sons. Drink to the fruits of cultivation with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a wine tasting for four (a $5 value per person), plus a bottle of TRE or sparkling wine (a $10–$11 value), and a chocolate bar from Seattle Chocolates (a $4 value) at Emilio Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hill (up to a $35 value).
Established in 1925, Emilio Guglielmo Winery procures nearly 50,000 cases of wine each year from its 85-acre vineyard, snugly embedded in the picturesque rolling hills of the Santa Clara Valley. The winery's tastings invite curious sippers to decipher the subtleties of 12 vino varietals, allowing the fruits of barrel fermentation to roll about the tongue with the grace and fluidity of a Greco-Roman wrestler. Whether you choose to sip in the company of friends and family or a Shemp-less gang of vaudevillians, you'll get to furnish your personal wine cellar with a bottle of TRE or California sparkling wine, both of which are complemented by a delectable chocolate bar from Seattle Chocolates. Enjoy the nuances of an ancient beverage and drink in the wooden-beam work, stone walls, and terracotta tile that comprise the winery's elegant old world tasting room.
- a winery whose roots were established generations ago and have survived over the years by producing award-winning wines and developing a following of winelovers. – Steve Ferree, Examiner.com
- pockets of winemaking excellence exist in places like Morgan Hill, Gilroy and San Martin. There are more than 20 Santa Clara Valley wineries, including the Emilio Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hill. – Frank Thorsberg, Wine Country Insider
Emilio Guglielmo Winery
After immigrating to America early in the 20th century, Emilio Guglielmo saved up for years before he was able buy a plot of land for his winery in 1925. In the years since, three generations of his family have run the vineyard and kept its Old World style alive. Large wooden beams, stone walls, and terracotta tiles surround guests in the tasting room, where they can sample carefully selected vintages. Each year, the winery produces nearly 40,000 cases, including the award-winning 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon and Estate Petite Sirah, each of which took home gold medals in San Francisco’s International Wine Competition.
1480 E Main Ave.
Morgan Hill, California 95037Get Directions