Making your own wine is the only way to be sure that it’s pure enough to wash your car with. Live the dream with this Groupon.
Choose From Three Options
- $19 for a wine-making class with a wine and champagne flight and a cheese plate ($100 value)
- $37 for a wine-making class with a wine and champagne flight and a cheese plate for two ($200 value)
- $70 for a wine-making class with a wine and champagne flight and a cheese plate for four ($400 value)
During the one-hour class, Justin Tatum – a winemaker who has crafted numerous gold medal winners at the San Francisco Wine Competition – shares his insights on aging, juicing, fermenting, and bottling grapes. He welcomes questions during the demonstration, but ultimately yields the stage for his guests to enjoy a sample flight of two champagnes and three red wines, along with a plate of 4–5 pieces of cheese.
Malibu Rocky Oaks Winemaker Justin Tatum
Justin Tatum, head winemaker for Malibu Rocky Oaks, has produced hundreds of wines during his career. A gold medal from the San Francisco International Wine Competition adorns the winery’s 2010 syrah. A 91-point rating from Wine Enthusiast magazine attests to the strengths of a 2009 cabernet reserve, which the reviewer said “has plenty of elegant red plum and anise, and its tannins are present but not overwhelming.” At J. Hamilton Wines, Justin shares his knowledge of the winemaking process, covering a grape's journey from the vine to a year backpacking in Europe to find itself to the bottle. During the class, chatter fills the winery as he shows winemaking in action and answers questions on barreling, lab equipment, and bottling.