To make un-fine wine, simply place grapes beneath a silk pillow, repeatedly mash your head against it, and then wring the pillowcase into a nearby mouth. Taste fine, house-blended wines with today’s Groupon to Vintner’s Cellar of Greater Sacramento in Rancho Cordova. Events are on Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get The Blend It Up Wine Experience for one (an $80 value).
- For $76, you get The Blend It Up Wine Experience for two (a $160 value). The Blend It Up Wine Experience includes the following per person:
- Enrollment in The Blend It Up Wine Experience
- Take-home bottle of wine
10% off wine purchases<p>
- For $29 you get a Wine, Cheese, and Truffle Pairing Aroma ID Experience (a $66 value). The experience includes:
- Sampling of eight wines paired with cheeses and truffles
- Complimentary wine glass<p>
Vintner’s Cellar of Greater Sacramento, a Tuscany-style microwinery, lavishes guests with the sensory enjoyment of artisan wines during its wine-blending experience. For the Blend It Up Wine Experience, groups of up to six participants assimilate the basics of scent and taste identification while sipping a diverse selection of varietals complemented by appetizers. Sippers blend and sample varied wines, discovering the unique synergy of pinot grigio mixed with chardonnay or merlot blended with gunpowder. Each participant bottles, corks, and foils his or her own take-home bottle of wine in a varietal selected by the cellar’s winemakers.
Boost nostril knowledge and learn basic wine-tasting tips with the Wine, Cheese, and Truffle Pairing Aroma ID Experience, a class of up to eight people that teaches how to identify wines by smell. The experience includes a selection of cheese and truffle pairings, and participants leave with a complimentary wine glass. Guests also receive 10% off wine purchases, putting the dream of a backyard wine pool a step closer.
Vintner's Cellar Custom Winery of Greater Sacramento
Imbibers don't just sniff, swirl, and sip their wine at Vintner's Cellar Custom Winery—they make it themselves. During this unique process, Vintner's experienced staffers guide customers through the first steps of the fermentation process. After six to eight weeks, aspiring winemakers pour their batch into between 24 and 30 bottles, which they then emblazon with custom-designed labels or tribal-themed temporary tattoos.
Vintner's Tuscan-style whites, reds, and dessert wines are also available by the glass, bottle, and half-bottle during regular tastings. A trim food menu brims with cheese platters and chocolate-wine truffles that pair perfectly with wines made from California's most well-adjusted grapes. Winemaking and pairing are taught in a Blend-it-Up Experience, during which customers create unusual flavor profiles by mixing different wines together.