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“Unique Wine bar NOT TO BE MiSSED !”

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: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
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 finding on your own. My wife and I both appreciate big, bold reds, and we had a chance to taste zinfandels, ruby cabernet, syrahs and a lovely GSM. They also carry Some Napa/Sonoma wines, as well as others from France and Italy. Very friendly hosts, no wine snobs here, they will absolutely help you find wine that you will want to take home! Also an amazing selection of wine accessories, bottle stoppers, wine preservation kits, all sorts of fun and different gifts for those who enjoy wine. Available cheeses, tasty crackers, locally produced olive oils and vinegars. Indoor and outdoor patio seating is available and live music on some evenings. An excellent stop in Atascadero that is out of the busier, more crowded Paso Robles wine scene. Check it out, you WILL be delighted !!

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 hangout for locals only.

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 you or a friend (huge selection of gifts)!!! A bright gem in downtown Atascadero.

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 expensive but all high-quality.

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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