Wine was once such an expensive commodity that royalty would conspicuously spill it on their golden capes instead of emptying it invisibly into their stomachs. Acquire enough wine to boastingly spill all over yourself with today's deal. For $20, you get $40 worth of wine at Stina’s Cellars in University Place. There is no limit on the number of Groupons purchased, but there is a limit of one redemption per visit.
As portrayed in The Grapes of Wrath, the road to finding a satisfying wine can be obstructed by dust-enveloped vineyards and traffic-clogging turtles. Stina’s Cellars, however, is an easily accessible purveyor of award-winning wines. It is a locally owned and operated business led by a friendly and knowledgeable staff of expert grape transformers. Stina’s has landed accolades for a variety of its wines, including Tri-Cities Wine Festival gold medals for its 2005 Sangiovese and 2005 Chardonnay, as well as Uncle Richard’s nod of approval for its 2007 Viognier, among others. Aficionados can also pick up other skillfully crafted varieties such as the 2006 Syrah ($23), 2007 Merlot ($18), 2008 Riesling ($14), and the priceless 2033 Flux Capacitornet.
Unlike bottles of lukewarm goat milk, wine is meant for sipping, not slamming—making it a more enjoyable, social libation. Plus, wine can actually help reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and progression of disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Improve health one palate-cleansing sip at a time with today’s Groupon to Stina’s Cellars.
- Perry Preston is a down to earth guy who is enthusiastic about making wine. He happily showed me into the heart of the winemaking production facilities giving me a tank sample of his unreleased 2007 Siegerebbe. This relatively unknown white wine is making appearances all over Puget Sound. Stina's Cellars Siegerebbe is fruity, crisp and delicious. Although he sources grapes from mostly Eastern Washington vineyards, Perry is looking at more Western Washington grapes including Siegerebbe to round out his white wine portfolio. The Sangiovese was a favorite as well. – Washington Wine Tours
Perry and Penny grew up together near Prosser, Washington in the 1970s, and were close friends throughout elementary school. More than 20 years later, the two rekindled their friendship but it wasn't all smooth sailing from the start. That year, Penny started making fortified blackberry wine, which Perry described as, "indescribably undrinkable." More than a little annoyed by this harsh judgment, Penny challenged Perry to do better. The result of this winemaking challenge was four cases of merlot that won a second-place ribbon among the amateur entrants at the Puyallup Fair. Stina's Cellars grew from this initial success, and over time production grew and grew, until finally the team was able to move into a small facility and officially open the winery for business in 2006.
At the winery, Perry and Penny—joined by helpful family and friends—make small batches of wine using grapes grown throughout eastern and western Washington. The type of wines they make changes frequently, but past bottles have included a dark and fruity syrah balanced by its bold tannic structure as well as an amber-hued roussane with hints of poached peaches and a pronounced nuttiness reminiscent of sherry. These wines appear on store shelves and restaurant menus throughout the region, but can also be sampled inside Stina's Cellars tasting room. Visitors are encouraged to stop in, try some samples, and attempt to guess which wine bottle contains a wish-granting genie.
2211 70th Ave. West
University Place, Washington 98466Get Directions