Wine Tasting and Cheese Plate for Two or Four from Saucelito Canyon (Up to 53% Off)

San Luis Obispo

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In a Nutshell

Taste five wines and sample cheeses while enjoying a day-long wine club membership

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must provide 21 or older with valid ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per party. Tasting room is open from 10am-5pm daily. Excluding major holidays. Last tasting is at 4:45pm. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $22 for wine tasting for two with a cheese plate and 20% off additional purchases of wine with day long wine club membership ($44 value)
  • $32 for wine tasting for four with a cheese plate and 20% off additional purchases of wine ($68 value)

See a sample tasting menu here.

Bordeaux: A Reputation Built on Priceless Soil

The Bordeaux region of France produces some of the world’s most celebrated wine. Check out Groupon’s overview to see what makes it so special.

As with many other categories of French wine, a bordeaux takes its name not from a grape but from a region—namely, from the roughly 10,000 estates stretching across France’s largest vine-growing territory, located along the Gironde estuary. In French viticulture, the fruit itself is not necessarily as important as the soil in which it grows, so much so that there’s a word—terroir—to represent the soul and personality of the earth in a particular area. Bordeaux’s terroir is varied and complex, as the Gironde divides the region’s pastoral villages and estates into two banks. To the north, sandy, low-lying banks trap heat in the soil, allowing cabernet sauvignon grapes to flourish. Across the river, limestone and clay hills roll into the southern bank, saturating the soil to produce an ideal crop of merlot grapes. Each grape variety could make a fine wine all by itself, but most Bordeaux estates choose to blend the two, often with additional infusions of cabernet franc or malbec and petit verdot. (The region also produces white blends, though not in nearly as great a quantity.) The result is, ideally, a seamless composite with smooth tannins that pairs well with regional fare such as lamb, duck, wild game, and French cheeses.

In 1855, the emperor of France, Napoleon III, asked Bordeaux’s chamber of commerce to compile a list of the region’s finest wines for the country’s upcoming Universal Exposition. Eyeing a potential controversy in picking favorites, the chamber deferred the responsibility to an organization of local wine merchants, who two weeks later unveiled the now-famous 1855 Bordeaux Classification. Consisting of 58 chateaus, the list separated the estates into five distinct crus classés, or growth classes. At the top, chateaus such as Latour and Mouton Rothschild still enjoy prime status as first-growth wines to this day, though even the fifth-growth wines can take pride in having been classified among an original cru classé.

Customer Reviews

Fun out of the way location, nice and knowledgeable staff, interesting wines
Ken H. · November 30, 2015
Just enjoy yourselves The wine is wonderful
Joanne B. · November 27, 2015
Great picnic spot! Beautiful setting!
Sharie S. · September 6, 2015
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    San Luis Obispo

    3180 Biddle Ranch Road

    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

    +18055432111

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