Drinking wine is an activity that sometimes makes people believe they’re funnier, smarter, and 2 feet taller than they actually are. Bask in the power of belief with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get admission to a wine, chocolate, and red-velvet dessert tasting at J. Hamilton Wines in Westlake Village (an $85 value). Choose from the following dates:
- Friday, November 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday, November 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday, November 6 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.<p>
At J. Hamilton Wines, expert oenophiles pair Napa wines with chocolates from across the globe and red-velvet baked treats during gourmet tasting events. Patrons swirl, sniff, and sample numerous varietals, including cabernet sauvignon, petite sirah, and malbec, enhancing each specific grape’s delicately fermented flavor with chocolates imported from countries including Belgium and Indonesia. A smattering of red-velvet treats including cakes, cookies, and waffles showcase rich flavor and crimson hues to further complement sips. Wine-pairing enthusiasts can also sample gourmet soups and deli platters for savory harmonization with the wines, and enjoy the laid-back ambiance by humming along to background jazz and asking a local celebrity chef how to balance a rolling pin atop one’s nose.
J. Hamilton Wines
Being raised in Saint Helena and schooled with makers of renown California wines, John Hamilton used his knowledge of the wine business to envision a different industry design moving into the 21st century. By exploiting the vastly different results in grapes from year-to-year, and by taking other factors such as micro-climates and soil composition into account, John specialized in creating unique custom wine blends. It was this craft that lead to the creation of J. Hamilton Wines.
Capitalizing on satisfaction of visitors, customers can flock to a tasting room called Flight, located in an industrial complex. Reminiscent of a beatnik-era San Francisco speakeasy, patrons can sample varieties of J.Hamilton's sparkling, white, and red wines from Thursday through Sunday.
741 Lakefield Rd.
Westlake Village, California 91361Get Directions