Beer, Wine & Spirits in California

Fit Foodie 5K Entry for One or Two at Embarcadero Marina Park South on Saturday, November 15 (Up to 50% Off)

Fit Foodie 5K

San Diego

After a stretch and dance, runners or walkers complete a 5K; chef and fitness demos, food tastings, and beer samples follow

$55 $30

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SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival for One, Two, or Four with Lift Tickets on November 8 or 9 (Up to 55% Off)

Snowbomb Ski & Snowboard Festival

San Jose Convention Center

Get access to lift tickets, a huge gear sale with discounts exceeding 75% off, and season pass deals to some of the largest ski resorts

$25 $12

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SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival for One, Two, or Four with Lift Tickets on November 1 or 2 (Up to 55% Off)

Snowbomb Ski & Snowboard Festival

Fort Mason Center

Get access to lift tickets, a huge gear sale with discounts exceeding 75% off, and season pass deals to some of the largest ski resorts

$25 $12

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SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival for One, Two, or Four with Lift Tickets on November 15 or 16 (Up to 59% Off)

SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival- Sacramento

CAL EXPO

Get access to lift tickets, a huge gear sale with discounts exceeding 75% off, and season pass deals to some of the largest ski resorts

$25 $11

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In-Home Wine-Tasting Event for Up to 12 from PRP Wine International (Up to 73% Off). Two Options Available.

PRP Wine International Wine Tasting

Redeem from Home

Experienced wine consultants reveal grapes' backgrounds and regions and lead guests through the qualities of six varietals

$168.69 $45

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Take-Home Dry Growler with Four Pints of Beer for One or Two at Packinghouse Brewing Co. (50% Off)

Packinghouse Brewing Co.

Riverside

Take home a growler to use later; sip four pints at brewery with offerings such as Black Beauty Cream Stout and Heritage Pale Ale

$40 $20

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Gennaro’s Ristorante (Up to 52% Off)

Gennaro's Ristorante

Genneros' Risrtorante

Sample four local and international wines from the frequently changing tasting menu and get 10% off a take-home bottle

$30 $15

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2014 Napa Valley Wine-Tasting Membership for Two or Four from Napa Valley Passport (Up to 58% Off)

Napa Valley Passport

Online Deal

Access free tastings, discounts, and special promotions at Napa Valley wineries

$59 $29

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Mattucci Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Mattucci Winery

Oceanside

Each patron samples four wines; wines spend between 15 months and two years aging in oak barrels

$70 $30

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VIP Winery Packages with Tastings for Two, Four, or Six at Antelope Valley Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Antelope Valley Winery

Lancaster

Savor locally-crafted rich reds, dry and fruity whites, and sweet sparkling wines during a private tasting

$80 $40

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$219 for a Sunrise Balloon Flight for Two or Four-Hour Winery Tour for Two at Uncorked Tours ($438 Value)

Uncorked Tours

Murrieta

Drink a champagne toast on a 45- to 60-minute flight with receptions before and after, or tour three wineries in a limo coach with snacks

$438 $219

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Beer-, Wine-, or Cheese-Making Class for One or Two at Simi Valley Home Brew (65% Off)

Simi Valley Home Brew

Simi Valley

Experts discuss the basics in brewing wine or beer or making homemade mozzarella and ricotta cheese

$99 $35

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Beer Tasting for Two or Four People at On The Tracks Brewery (Up to 50% Off)

On The Tracks Brewery

Carlsbad

Sample house-brewed stouts, porters, and IPAs in tasting room

$26 $15

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Wine Flights for Two or Four with Cheese and Crackers at Flask Fine Wines (40% Off)

Flask Fine Wines

Studio City

At a twice-weekly tasting bar, groups sample numerous varietals in wine flights paired with gourmet cheese and crackers

$48 $29

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Tasting Package for Two or Four at Bulldog Brewery (43% Off)

Bulldog Brewery

Murrieta

Award-winning craft brews served in a rustic tap room with slatted-wood walls, high ceilings, and NFL football games playing on TVs

$35 $20

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$60 for a Wine Tasting and Tour Experience for Two at Keyways Vineyard & Winery ($246 Value)

Keyways Vineyard & Winery

Temecula

After touring the vineyard, guests can sample pours of wine in the barrel room, then select 12 samples of wine paired with gourmet snacks

$246 $60

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Panaro Brothers Winery (50% Off)

Panaro Brothers Winery

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Panaro family, now in fifth generation of winemaking, draws on rich history as they transform grapes into single-varietal and blended wines

$66 $33

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Food and Wine Pairing for Two or Four at Vintner's Cellar (Up to 51% Off)

Vintner's Cellar

Downtown

Food pairings include four gourmet cheeses, cured meats, fresh and dried fruit, nuts, and two whites, three reds, one sweet wine

$100 $49

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Tasting for Two, Glasses, and Cheese with Option for One or Two Take-Home Bottles at Orange Coast Winery (Up to 62% Off)

Orange Coast Winery

Newport Beach

Urban microwinery crafts rich vintages with California grapes and pairs pours with vintner-selected cheese plates

$70 $29

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Tasting with Take-Home Bottles for Two or Four at Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery (Up to Half Off)

Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery

Tracy

Visitors sample a number of vintages, including a chilled rosé, an aromatic majenas, and a fruity malvasia bianca

$32 $16

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Frisby Cellars Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Frisby Cellars Winery

Lake Forest

Local grapes meet their full potential in these wines, which show off the unique notes of the area’s terroir

$30 $15

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 3 Seriously Great Summer Wines From Sonoma Loeb For $40

Sonoma Loeb

Napa

For $5, receive a coupon for 3 seriously great summer wines from sonoma-loeb for $40

$5 $5

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Steal the Glass Package for Two or Four With Beers and Souvenir Glasses at Dale Bros Brewery (Half Off)

Dale Bros Brewery

Upland

Groups of two or four receive a souvenir pint glass and a serving of craft beer

$26 $15

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Wine and Artisan-Chocolate Pairing for Two or Four at Millésimé Cellars (50% Off)

Millésimé Cellars

Camarillo

As winemakers explain the wine-making process from grape to glass, guests pair five wines with chocolates inside a barrel room and cellar

$48 $24

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Christmas Extravaganza Wine Tasting Event for One or Two on December 6–7 at H-G Vineyards (Up to 50% Off)

H-G Vineyards

Lodi

All-day wine celebration includes live music, catered lunch, wine class, and your own bottle to decorate

$45 $23

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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Heller Estate Organic Vineyards (Up to 53% Off)

Heller Estate Organic Vineyards

Carmel Valley Village

Sample award-winning wines aged in French oak barrels and made from grapes grown in the vineyards that make the property so picturesque

$20 $11

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with a Take-Home Bottle for Each at Mountain View Winery (Up to 72% Off)

Mountain View Winery

San Rafael

In a brand-new tasting room, guests leisurely sample a selection of wines, learn about the winery, and take home a bottle of wine each

$69.98 $23

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$49 for a Six-Course Wine Tasting and Food Pairing at Rock Hill Winery ($100 Value)

Rock Hill Winery

Rocklin

Taste some of the best varietals the land has to offer, each paired with gourmet bites

$100 $49

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Beer Flights with Souvenir Limited-Edition Empty Growlers for Two or Four at Brew Rebellion (50% Off)

Brew Rebellion

Yucaipa

Longtime friends and brewers Andy and Brad craft beers in small batches, incorporating local ingredients into a rotating menu

$22 $11

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Watsonville Winemakers Studios (Up to 58% Off)

Watsonville Winemakers Studios

Watsonville

At boutique-winery cooperative, staffers pour one-ounce tastings of multiple varietals from three wineries

$30 $15

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottle of Wine at Rev Winery (77% Off)

Rev Winery

Covina

Sample and take home organic, sulfate-free wines including cabernet sauvignon, syrah, and merlot

$128 $29.99

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Wine Tastings for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottles at Merlo Family Estate Vineyards (50% Off)

Merlo Family Estate Vineyards

Merlo Family Vineyards at the Old Sugar Mill

After tasting a four-wine flight, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Syrah, that includes cellar selections, pairs pick a bottle to take home

$40 $20

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Props & Hops Craft Beer Fest on Saturday, November 22, at Palm Springs Air Museum (50% Off)

Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs

Sample 4-oz. beers from 40+ breweries while listening to DJs and live bands and wandering among a hangar's worth of vintage planes

$80 $40

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Wine Tasting, Class, and Tour for Two or Four at Rideau Vineyard (Up to 74% Off)

Rideau Vineyard

Ballard

Each guest samples a flight of five two-ounce fine wines, learn about the details of winemaking, and tour a family vineyard

$134 $35

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$99 for Winery Bus Tour for Two with North Bay Winery Tours ($198 Value)

North Bay Winery Tours

Rohnert Park

Hop in a bus and head to four boutique wineries over five hours; complimentary beer served on the bus

$198 $99

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Wine and Appetizers for Two or Four at Aria V Wine Bar (Up to 60% Off)

Aria V Wine Bar

Culver City

Guests can enjoy appetizers and wine, with offerings from red to white and everything in between, in this upscale wine bar

$62 $29

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Six Bottles of Reserve Wine at Viano Winery

Viano Winery

Vine Hill

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off six bottles of wine from the reserve selection.

$5 $5

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Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Leal Vineyards (Up to 68% Off)

Leal Vineyards

Hollister

Palates are introduced to subtle notes of varietals including chardonnay, malbec, and mourvèdre in tasting room on 50-acre estate

$30 $11

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Vampire Wine-Tasting Package and Gift for Up to Two or Four at Vampire Lounge & Tasting Room (Up to 53% Off)

Vampire Lounge & Tasting Room

Beverly Hills

During tastings, individuals sample vampire-inspired local wines such as Dracula Merlot

$80 $40

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Tour for Two, Four, or Eight with Tasting, Antipasti, and Bottles of Wine at Perry Creek Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Perry Creek Winery

South El Dorado

Sample wines from the barrel and bottle and nibbling on antipasti platters; go home with a bottle of Zinman Reserve

$42.50 $20

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Tour and Tasting for Two or Four with Logo Glasses at Estate d'Iacobelli Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Estate d'Iacobelli Winery

Fallbrook

Hilltop estate with small-batch boutique wines influenced by Italy

$40 $19

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$22 for Wine Tasting for Two with Cheese Plate and $5 Credit at Saratoga Wine & Beer Garden ($36 Value)

Saratoga Wine & Beer Garden

Saratoga

Outdoor patio and garden harbors guests who sip on flights of wine and nibble complementary cheeses

$36 $22

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Core Wine Company (50% Off)

Core Wine Company

Orcutt

Tasting session focuses on the art of blending wines; guests receive a discount on bottles

$20 $10

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Winetastings for One, Two, or Four at 12 Wineries from Passport Central Coast (Up to 51% Off)

Passport Central Coast

Multiple Locations

A passport lets you explore 12 different central-coast wineries and enjoy tastings at each

$39 $19

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Reserve-Wine Tasting for Four from Bargetto Winery (Up to $24 Off). Two Locations Available.

Bargetto Winery

Multiple Locations

Third-generation winemakers craft approachable, food-friendly wines from chardonnay, pinot noir, and traditional northern-Italian varietals

$48 $24

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Cheese at D'Anbino Vineyards & Cellars (Up to 50% Off)

D'Anbino Vineyards & Cellars

El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)

Tasters can imbibe half-ounce samples of the seven wines and pair them with cheese

$20 $11

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Dom Whitney Wines (Half Off)

Dom Whitney Wines

Windsor

Growers with extensive family histories in winemaking combine their talents to create pinot noirs, zinfandels, and reds

$20 $10

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Reserve Wine Tasting for Two, or Four with Option for Wineglasses at Hahn Estate (Up to 58% Off)

Hahn Estate

Soledad

Sip on wine samples while absorbing the sights and sounds of the Salinas Valley wine country

$30 $15

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at Val Du Vino Winery (Up to 60% Off)

Val Du Vino Winery

Murphys

Wine tastings include up to six flights of wine and a take-home bottle

$35 $17

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Lenora Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Lenora Winery

Ramona

Join the winemaker and sample wines made from grapes grown at the vineyard and enjoy stunning views of the vineyard and rolling hills

$24 $13

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Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Berryessa Gap Vineyards (Up to $67 Off)

Berryessa Gap Vineyards

Multiple Locations

Tour the winery that started 50 years ago and enjoy sips of wine at two tasting rooms; selection of wine bottles to choose from

$63 $32

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$39 for Tour and Tasting with Four Bottles of Wine at Montoliva Vineyard and Winery ($100 Value)

Montoliva Vineyard and Winery

Chicago Park

Winemaker with appreciation for traditional Italian methods oversees a collection of award-winning varietals

$100 $39

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Wine Flights and Appetizers at It's Wine Tyme (Up to 51% Off)

It's Wine Tyme

Capitola

Wine tastings include one flight of wine per person, plus shared appetizers

$40 $20

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$20 Buys You a Coupon for Wine Tasting for Two and 50% Off a Mixed Case of Wine at Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery

Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery

Hopland

For $20, receive a coupon for wine tasting for two people at the tasting room and 50% off a mixed case of wine

$20 $20

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Wine Tasting for Two with Bottle and Optional Expiration Protection at Toretti Family Vineyard (Up to 53% Off)

Toretti Family Vineyards

Los Olivos

Sample wines pressed from grapes grown in the on-site vineyard

$62 $29

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Wine Tasting and Tapas for Two or Four at Viña Castellano (Up to 52% Off)

Viña Castellano

Auburn

Spanish wines accompany a tapas platter loaded with Marcona almonds, Mediterranean olives, and tapenade

$72 $35

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$35 for a Deluxe Wine Tasting Package for Two at Monarch Grove Winery ($70 Value)

Monarch Grove Winery

Grover Beach

Visitors sample local wines in a bright and sunny tasting room, and can take home a bottle of their favorite vintage

$70 $35

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Wine Tasting and Bistro Plates for Two or Four at Naggiar Vineyards and Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Naggiar Vineyards and Winery

Naggiar Vineyards & Winery

During tastings of the winery’s varietals in the Tuscan-style tasting room, visitors savor bistro plates such as pork-loin sandwiches

$42 $19.99

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at The Wine Room (Up to 41% Off)

The Wine Room

The Wine Room

Sip on three red wines and three white wines and learn about the process of winemaking before taking home a souvenir glass

$56 $33

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Rancho Las Lomas (Up to 53% Off)

Rancho Las Lomas

Silverado

Guests gather in the Barn Bar to enjoy five flights of wine, plus cheese tastings, then take a stroll in the wildlife zoo afterward

$80 $39

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Seal Beach Winery (Up to 45% Off)

Seal Beach Winery

Los Alamitos

Flights of boutique wines, such as sauvignon blanc, viognier, and pinot noir

$30 $16.50

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off When You Buy 2 Bottles Or More ($50+ Value) at Stark Wine

Stark Wine

Healdsburg

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off when you buy 2 bottles or more ($50+ value)

$5 $5

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Wine Tasting Experience for Two or Four at Renegade Winery (Up to 41% Off)

Renegade Winery

Mokelumne Hill

Groups tipple seven varietals and pair them with meat and cheese during tasting that includes take-home bottle of wine

$57 $34

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Historic Food-and-Wine Walking Tour from San Francisco Wine Group (Up to 55% Off). Five Options Available.

San Francisco Wine Group

Sonoma Plaza

Guided food and wine walking tours through historic downtown Sonoma cover up to 7 tasting rooms and restaurants over about 2.5 hours

$110 $55

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Wine Tastings for 2, 4, or 6–10 at Jodar Vineyards (Up to 63% Off)

Jodar Vineyards

Camino

During reserve wine tastings guests taste four wines and food pairings; groups of 6–10 can taste with the winemaker on Thursday or Friday

$60 $25

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four or Private Tasting for Up to 12 at Harry's Wine & Spirits (Up to 59% Off)

Harry's Wine & Spirits

West Los Angeles

Shelves house bottles of California and international wine varietals, caviar, and specialty spirits

$40 $18

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Walking Downtown Brewery Tour for One or Two from San Diego Brewery & Beer Tours (Up to 44% Off)

San Diego Brewery & Beer Tours

San Diego

Walking tour goes behind the scenes at Karl Strauss, Beer Co., and Yard House with tastings and light appetizers

$49 $29

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Wine-Tasting Class for One or Two or Winemaking Class for One with Wine at Coterie Cellars (Up to 54% Off)

Coterie Cellars

South San Jose

Students sample wine and cheese in tasting session or learn how the winery makes pinot noir ; all classes include bottles of wine

$55 $29

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Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball for 4, 8, or 12 at Sol Rouge (Up to 55% Off)

Sol Rouge Winery

San Francisco

Sample French-inspired wines and play leisurely games of bocce ball at Sol Rouge's winery tasting room on Treasure Island

$100 $45

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Wine and Small Plates for Two or Four at Revolution Wines (Up to 51% Off)

Revolution Wines

Central Sacramento

Urban winery pours out glasses of artisan red and white wines that are paired with small artisan plates of seasonal bistro fare

$40 $20

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Bottle Your Own Wine Vintage Plus Custom Labels or Wine Tasting at Canyon Crest Winery (Up to 40% Off)

Canyon Crest Winery

Riverside

Create your own vintage and custom labels or head to the wine bar to sip everything from a California Cabernet to an Italian Pinot Grigio

$149 $99

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Tasting for One or Two, or Private Winery Tour for Up to Two or Four at Chateau Adoré Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Chateau Adoré Winery

Santa Rosa

Tasting features vintage white and red blends, while a tour gives an in-depth look at the vineyards, processing area, and barrel room

$25 $13

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Wine Flights for Two or Four at Orfila Vineyards & Winery (38% Off)

Orfila Vineyards & Winery

Escondido

Visitors enjoy samples of award-winning red and white wines in a tasting room that overlooks the winery's 70-acre estate

$24 $15

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Wine and Meat and Cheese for Two or Four at The Wine Loft (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

The Wine Loft

Carlsbad

Deep reds and crisp whites pair with wine-friendly trays of cheese and meats

$48 $28

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Four-Hour Group Wine Tour for One or Two from VIP Temecula (60% Off)

VIP Temecula

Temecula

$199 $79

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Wine to Take Home at Casa Barranca Winery Tasting Room (Up to 54% Off)

Casa Barranca Winery Tasting Room

Ojai

Flight of Old World–style wines made from organic grapes served in remodeled tasting room adorned with murals of the local wine region

$70 $35

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Seated Luxury Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Optional Take-Home Bottles at Orange Coast Winery (Up to 62% Off)

Orange Coast Winery

Orange Coast Winery Ocean Cellar

Soft leather chairs hug guests as they sample limited-production wines paired with gourmet cheese bites

$60 $29

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Wine Tasting and Take-Home Bottle for Two or Four at Windmill Ridge Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Windmill Ridge Winery

Tracy

Husband and wife team pour samples of their favorites wines at their beautiful 3.8-acre vineyard

$46 $25

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Educational Spirit Tasting for Two or Four Plus Craft Spirits Credit at Napa Valley Distillery (50% Off)

Napa Valley Distillery

Cental Napa

Guests sip craft spirits and learn about the creation process, as well as the history of the type of spirits they are tasting

$40 $20

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“Marylle Koken is fantastic at performing major transformations with ease," says InStyle magazine. "Koken is one of the nation’s top performing media artists in hair making today," raves SalonCity. While most salon owners would revel in a single glowing review, The Harlot Salon’s owner, Marylle Koken, has had them rolling in since her career began at the tender age of 19. After growing up in Holland and training in France, she traveled to the United States to embark upon a storied career. Now, thanks to her reputation for spellbinding styles, she counts The Kardashians, Paris Hilton, Juliette Binoche, Claudia Schiffer, and Jack Nicholson as clients at her Parisian-themed salon.

Complimentary cookies, champagne, and cappuccino welcome guests into The Harlot, where they kick back in soft, leather chairs as they await treatments with Marylle or one of the salon’s other star stylists. Not to be outdone by their lauded leader, the staff also flaunts impressive resumés that include styling for LA Fashion Week and fitting the Hollywood sign for its new wig. With the help of Sebastian Professional and Moroccanoil products, they perform a traditional list of hair services with untraditional flair.

1641 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice,
CA
US

In 1927, after seven years of Prohibition, Vincent Rizzo had an idea. He would buy a winery. While this may have been an unconventional move, he knew he could get Bernardo Winery at a lower price and keep the business thriving with an unlikely product: olive oil. In a stroke of cunning and arguable genius, the first-generation Rizzo owner made use of the olive trees growing on his property, selling the cold-pressed virgin oil to many of the tuna canneries in downtown San Diego. He also continued production of sacramental wine and grape juice that was, according to the winery's website, "guaranteed to ferment by the end of the road."

The winery grew to be one of San Diego County's major wine suppliers in the late 1940s, and Vincent turned the family business over to his son, Ross, in 1962. Ross's passion and dedication fueled the winery's success until his passing in 2008. Ross Rizzo, Jr. now keeps his father and grandfather's legacies alive, adding new varietals and winemaking techniques to the company's repertoire while paying homage to the old ways. Ross still sources his grapes from local vineyards and produces and cellars his wine to develop each variety?s distinct flavor.

Guests can get a behind-the-scenes look at the historic winery during tours and tastings, and the scenic spot also hosts private parties at several outdoor venues and in the Barrel Room, where wooden rafters and huge redwood wine-storage vats create a rustic feel. Once they are done tasting, visitors can wander through a micro village of shops and studios or get a bite to eat at Cafe Merlot. The sprawling property features nods to its storied past with accents such as wagon wheels and an antique thresher machine and events such as grape stompings, otherwise known as do-it-yourself purple pedicures.

13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
San Diego,
CA
US

At 2,600 feet up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one might expect to find sprawling views of the ocean and surrounding forest and not flourishing vineyards. Yet there are more than 70 wineries dappling the hills at various altitudes, privy to the dewy, cooling breezes of the sea and the richness of the rocky soil. The San Francisco Chronicle speaks to their scattered presence, deeming them "less a cohesive wine region than a patchwork of vineyards." Still, this characteristic isolation has resulted in "a perfect laboratory for winemaking not held hostage to fashion"—no one style dominates in this rustic setting.

Pinot noirs and chardonnays populate the western front, and the east yields cabernets, merlots, and zinfandels. The majority of the vineyards are small and family owned—a fact reflected in their meticulously bottled libations and the matching sweaters of their holiday photos—but though they exist in chosen hermitage, many of them welcome visitors to their scenic sites. They host weddings, festivals, and open events such as Pathway to Pinot Paradise, a self-guided tour of the pinot noir hotspots.

3055 Olin Ave
San Jose,
CA
US

Noeteca‘s owners spent their lives looking forward to running their own restaurant, so it’s no surprise that the French-inspired tapas spot feels comfortable in its own skin from early morning meals until late into the night. During the day, Noeteca seems like a cafe, where patrons sip on international coffees from local roasters brewed by the cup or for personal-sized French presses. At brunch menu, familiar dishes share space with ambitious French-inspired offerings—the croque monsieur becomes a croque Napoleon with slices of bread pudding layered with black forest ham and emmantaler. When the weather is nice, guests can wander out to a patio colored by a flower and herb garden to learn the sun’s secret handshake.

As evening falls, candlelight fills the dining room and guests switch their focus to wine. The award-winning list includes more than 30 varieties, each available by the glass or half-glass. For dinner, patrons can build their own cheese plates or share a tarte flambèe, Alsatian flatbreads the San Francisco Bay Guardian said have “a lovely thin, blistered crust that was a bit softer and more luxurious than a typical pizza crust”.

1551 Dolores St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Behind courtyards filled with lit fountains, verdant trees, and grassy spaces stands the glossy façade of River Park shopping center. During each annual A Taste of River Park these courtyards fill with local chefs serving tastes of their restaurants' signature dishes and Central Valley wineries pouring samples of their wines. While visitors stroll through the outdoor festival, the mall's retailers put on a fashion show of upcoming fall fashion trends and demonstrate the 21 ways to button a cardigan. Visitors can also thrill to the sights and sounds of the featured live entertainment.

220 E Paseo del Centro
Fresno,
CA
US

In a white converted home that looks like it belongs on the beach, the Sugar Plum posse churns out vegan baked goods and café fare made from local, fair-trade, and organic products whenever possible. A rotating cupcake menu includes standout flavors such as lemon lavender and mocha hazelnut, and head baker Melissa’s gluten-free and vegan carrot cake, as reported by the East Sacramento News, won a silver medal in a culinary contest where it was the only vegan entry. Sugar Plum renames its Sundays Donut Day in honor of its airy glazed donuts, served from 10 a.m. until stock runs out or the donuts stage a rebellion. Less sweet lunchtime eats often star the kitchen's house-made tempeh bacon, whether on an avocado club sandwich or atop a risotto-and-nut burger with a melty slice of Daiya “cheese.” The staff helpfully accommodates allergies and raw-food diets.

2315 K St
Sacramento,
CA
US