If grapes could talk, they'd recount their dreams, the first time they got plucked, and the first time they felt victimized by nature's rumor mill—the vine. Taste the tales of the grape with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a wine-tasting package at Sorelle Winery in Stockton (a $51 total value). The package includes:
- A wine tasting with chocolate for two (a $10 value)
- One bottle of 2009 pinot grigio (a $16 value)
- One bottle of 2009 barbera (a $25 value)
Set on a picturesque 4-acre estate in the Lodi Appellation viticulture area, Sorelle Winery cooks up small batches of delicious Italian varietals. Visitors enjoy a flight for two, sampling the winery's five grape-based offerings including the 2009 sangiovese, with flavors of blueberry, cranberry, strawberry, and herbs, and the mouth-comforting 2009 primitivo, an aromatic outburst of raspberry, blackberry, white pepper, and violets. The 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition awarded a gold medal to the berry-packed sangiovese and bronze to the primitivo. After sampling Sorelle’s libations and their accompanying snacks, customers can take home bottles of 2009 pinot grigio and 2009 barbera to pair with seafood or chicken in a mixed-doubles tennis match.
The Sorelle Winery is constructed on the historic Dodge Estate, whose original 19th-century vineyard has been repopulated with the proper wine-bearing plants. While the majestic Dodge House is under renovation, the old servants’ quarters have become the tasting room, which is decorated with century-old wood.
The family of vintners at Sorelle Winery, established on the historic Dodge Estate, curate its original 1866 home, tend to their vineyard, and ferment a collection of choice vintages. Though in its nascence, the winery has already taken home a gold medal from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for its 2009 sangiovese. Inside, the wood-walled tasting room invites couples to sip from crimson and amber glasses, comparing flavors, aromas, and who can spit-take the farthest. Lush lawns and low trees surround the outdoor patio, which grants views of the historic Dodge House property, a land once roamed by Native Americans, Spanish conquistadors, and horses with a nose for a good sangiovese.
9599 N Hwy. 88
Stockton, California 95212