Atascadero, California
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Obviously, David Wilson’s parents forgot to tell him not to play with his food—or, more to the point now, his wine. Irreverent host of the Grape Encounters radio show, Wilson, with his wife, Annie, has added a wine bar to their Grape Encounters Empourium wine retail shop and recording studio. In addition to an eclectic mix of bottles from around the world, Wilson serves some of his own creations. He’s known to mix combos of finished wines in decanters according to his own recipes, then sell his concoctions by the glass at the bar. Be careful of voicing any criticism—those bartop mics might be catching your reactions for a future radio show. Sunset’s own wine editor, Sara Schneider, plays around with wine on air with Wilson in a weekly spot he calls “Sipping with Sara."

Last Reviewed
895 2015

Address

5816 Traffic Way
Atascadero, CA

Contact

805/927-2020

Grape Encounters Empourium

Atascadero, California
$$

Obviously, David Wilson’s parents forgot to tell him not to play with his food—or, more to the point now, his wine. Irreverent host of the Grape Encounters radio show, Wilson, with his wife, Annie, has added a wine bar to their Grape Encounters Empourium wine retail shop and recording studio. In addition to an eclectic mix of bottles from around the world, Wilson serves some of his own creations. He’s known to mix combos of finished wines in decanters according to his own recipes, then sell his concoctions by the glass at the bar. Be careful of voicing any criticism—those bartop mics might be catching your reactions for a future radio show. Sunset’s own wine editor, Sara Schneider, plays around with wine on air with Wilson in a weekly spot he calls “Sipping with Sara.”

Last Reviewed
June 2015

Address

5816 Traffic Way
Atascadero, CA

Contact

805/927-2020