Relaxed and entertaining wine-education class bolsters vino fluency and includes tasty cheeses and dark chocolate plates
What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $26.78 for a wine 101 class for two with cheese, nuts, and dark chocolate plate ($50 total value)
- $50.58 for a wine 101 class for four with cheese, nuts, and dark chocolate plate ($100 value)
Local wine experts educate students on topics concerning vintages from around the globe and down the block. Classes are held on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Cheese plate includes two cheese selections, a house-made Tuscan olive three-cheese Spread, assorted crackers, marcona almonds, and equatorial dark chocolate. While wine is not included with this voucher, tastings are available for purchase at $10 per person.
The Fine Print
About House Wine and Spy House Tasting Lounge
Tired of simply dressing up her rooms, designer Kerry White needed a way to engage clients on a deeper sensory level. Adopting the motto of “wine, art, and song”, she opened House Wine to match her eye for interiors with the refined tastes of vintages and the lilting sound of live, local music. Sporting both an earth-toned dining area and a sun-dappled outdoor lounge replete with cushy couches, the wine bar leaves plenty of space for guests to explore an extensive wine list, sample cheese plates, and clasp handheld bites of spinach and goat cheese empanadillas from the award-winning Mmmpanadas or artisan pizzas from Bola Pizza. Bards from across Austin fill the space with tuneful sounds, and local artists bring life to walls with their paintings of abstract landscapes.
Opening at dusk, House Wine's Spy House Tasting Lounge features unique tastings to explore the enigmatic wines of boutique vineyards from around the world, curated by sommelier Blake Ethridge. Guests can enjoy bottle service and instrumental music, and pair wine samples with artisan cheeses, tapas, or tins—smoked fish served with spicy green beans, in-house cheese spread, and crackers. Aside from wine, guests can try a refreshing frosé, which is made with languedoc rosé, fresh strawberries, red vermouth, and a squeeze of lemon.