The saying in vino veritas—"in wine, there is truth"—is a natural result of the soggy fortune hidden inside every grape. Discover the vines' divinations with this Groupon.
$39 for a private winery-tour package (an $80 value)
- Private winery tour for up to four with tasting
- Antipasto and cheese pairing
- One bottle of Convivio Red wine to take home
Field Stone Winery
Once owned by the mayor of Berkeley and family-owned for three generations, with current owner Reverend John Staten, Field Stone Winery has a long and varied history dating back to 1894, when petite sirah vines were planted in the estate vineyards. The wines created from the grapes of these vines continue to tantalize palates today with robust notes, rich color, and turn-of-the-century gossip. Buzzworthy libations also hail from the Old Block cabernet sauvignon vineyard, planted in 1968. The winery boasts sprawling Oak trees and a comfortable spot tucked into the hillside where renowned wine consultant Andre Tchelistcheff once worked, and the property's farmhouse was used in a Bartels and Jaymes wine cooler commercial in the 1980s. The manufacturers, winners of myriad awards, handcraft a Convivio companion wine culled from merlot and cabernet. They donate a portion of their profits to local nonprofit medical center Clinica Alianza.
Two words, Sangiovese and Gewurztraminer, do it for me. They were the standouts of a long list of quality wines.Janette W., 9/9/12
I really appreciated the intimacy of the winery, the genuinely personable service, and the opportunity to have a private tour.Beth F., 5/27/12