Wine was once such an expensive commodity that the rich conspicuously spilled it on their golden capes instead of wasting it invisibly in their stomachs. Afford enough wine to braggadociously spill it with today's Groupon. For $15, you get a wine tasting for two and your choice of wine bottle at Solis Winery (up to a $40 value) in Gilroy.
Nestled in the scenic Hecker Pass region of the Santa Clara Valley, the family-owned winery focuses on crafting exemplary grape concoctions unlike anything inside a juice box or peanut butter sandwich. Solis has produced dozens of award-winning wines, baiting a 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition gold medal for its 2008 Muscat Canelli, 2009 Fiano Estate, and 35,000 B.C. Chateau de Cro-Magnon. Grab a pal and perambulate the charming winery premises while sampling a variety of palate-stimulating wines during your tasting for two ($5 value per person). Five wines are included in the tasting. Additionally, budding winecionados will be able to take home a bottle ($12 to $30), such as the red 2006 Seducente ($20) or white 2007 Chardonnay ($24).
Drinking wine is like slipping a pair of rose-tinted glasses on your mind. The peaceful pour works quickly to enhance pleasantries (your dining companion, your meal, your hand-cobbled variegated-corn-ear loafers) while sentencing all your worries to a time-out in the corner. Get this Groupon and share the fermented grape-juice magic with someone you love or someone you want to love you.
Solis Winery won two gold medals and one silver in the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and two silver medals in the 2010 San Diego International Wine Competition. Eight Yelpers give Solis Winery four stars:
3920 Hecker Pass Hwy.
Gilroy, California 95020Get Directions