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Grape Encounters Empourium

5816 Traffic Way, El Paseo Plaza, Atascadero, CA 93422-4254
+1 310-213-1520
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I love Grape Encounters, it is a gem of a wine bar and store, many great gifts and so many wines... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
snipcat
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Atascadero, California
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Great location with lots of variety

I stop by here routinely; especially on the nights that the art and wine walk is taking place... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Reggie A
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Wine Bar and Wine Shop, with an excellent collection of hard-to-find wines, especially local small producers who have no other tasting room or distribution. (The best local wines you've never tasted!) Also, Home of Vinthesis, the bext generation of wine blending.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5816 Traffic Way, El Paseo Plaza, Atascadero, CA 93422-4254
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I love Grape Encounters, it is a gem of a wine bar and store, many great gifts and so many wines and bubblies. Other than being slightly understaffed, it's a great place, patio seating and sometimes live music.

Thank snipcat
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I stop by here routinely; especially on the nights that the art and wine walk is taking place. They regularly host a winery for the event, and they usually have some live music at the same time. They have lots of wine to choose from...More

Thank Reggie A
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

If you are looking for that hard to find gift they have it. I found so many great things in there. Also I understand they have wine tastings.

Thank Wendi S
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Grape Encounters is the brainchild of Dave and Annie Wilson. Dave has a extremely popular radio show by the same name that is carried by over 100 stations nationally. He and Annie have an amazing selection of CEntral Coast wines that you would have difficulty...More

Thank Hugh B
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I wasn't overly impressed with the experience I had here. We were not warmly welcomed and felt like we were being bothersome. I'm not very familiar with CA wine, but I was not impressed with the flight choices. It seemed as though this is a...More

1  Thank Karlie M
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Locals and travelers alike will enjoy this wine bar! Great selections of local and imported wines. My fav is the Conundrum white (ask Annie)! Plus...GEE often has live music! Check out their outdoor seating for a gorgeous spring evening, or buy a wine-related gift for...More

Thank clipingirl
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Love Annie. Great location since it's close to my home. She has great collection of wines you can get flights red or white. Lots of good retail also at the location. Food is very limited hopefully they keep working on adding more. Wine is pretty...More

1  Thank trixyAtown
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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Owners are amazing and the place is a MUST see!! We will be back for sure :) :). We tried the 2Horse 2011 Vintage "Port" and it was incredible!! They have quite the selection here!

1  Thank Kris R
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Take the time to find this gem of a wine store, and you will be amazed! David is quite literally a wine expert (he hosts his own syndicated show on the radio), and both he and his wife, Annie, are engaging, fun, funny, knowledgable, and...More

1  Thank clvrnamsalrdytkn
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Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

We didn't expect such great things from this place. They had great wine, really good food to snack on and a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

1  Thank slofoodie31
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