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“Grape encounters”

Grape Encounters Empourium
Ranked #1 of 4 Shopping in Atascadero
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
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 expensive but all high-quality.

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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!

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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 downright charming. And then there's the wine! Fabulous selection, generous tastings, great environment, and an opportunity to learn a thing or two about wine while you're imbibing! Their retail offerings are great, as well, and you will undoubtedly find a little wine-related something-or-other that you can't live without. This place is definitely worth a visit.

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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Reviewed 30 September 2015

Make no mistake, David and Annie have fantastic palates for "the grape," and they are HERE in Atascadero -- hello, what gems! Please, visit their wine bar, sample their worldly selections, and DO entertain David's Vin-thesis wine blending extravaganza. You will not be disappointed if you simply let yourself indulge in their wine selections and the combined mastery of this couple, nestled in this cozy corner of A-town strip-mall-turned-wonderland. The ONLY reason I cannot give this establishment a 5-Star Rating is that I will have no higher score to offer when they work out a few minor kinks with their operation. Just . . . go. Go and experience this place while the great worm-hole in our universe allows it to exist, and, in that context, you will be helping it to nurture our community! As Stefon, Saturday Night Live's former City Correspondent, would say, "This club has everything!" (And by that I mean wine, bubbles, knowledge, gifts, art, and a conversation just waiting to happen that could very well bring about world peace, if only you GO!)

1  Thank SharineCalifornia
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