Drinking small-batch wine is a great way to support local wineries—even better than leaving baskets of money in front of their doors once a month. Support your community with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $45 for a wine tasting for 4 and one hour of bocce ball (a $100 value)
- $80 for a wine tasting for 8 and two hours of bocce ball (a $175 value)
- $110 for a wine tasting for 12 and two hours of bocce ball (a $235 value)
This Groupon is valid during regular business hours, Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
Tucked in between Mount Konocti and Benson Ridge in the Mayacamas, 70 acres of rolling green land sprouts rows of tangling grapevines. This is Sol Rouge, a vineyard and winery dedicated to producing grape varietals of southern France's Rhone and Bordeaux regions. The owners chose the location because of its rich, red volcanic soil and microclimates, which are similar to the French regions' characteristics. The land is ideal for growing such grape varieties as grenache, mourvèdre, counoise, and cabernet franc, and they harvest them to produce wines in small lots and very limited quantities.
Because of their wine's scarcity, they discourage bathing in it and offer it only to wine-club members and those on their mailing list. However, having toiled endlessly on producing such fine wines, they want to share it with as many wine lovers as possible. At their winery tasting room on Treasure Island, they treat guests to samples and their extensive wine knowledge. For further merriment, they invite visitors to play spirited games of bocce ball on their private court.