Beer, Wine & Spirits in California

Sample American Craft Beer and Cheese Pairings at Venissimo Cheese

Marina

$40 $40

Learn about the art of making cheese and pairing it with American craft beer in a workshop that includes five cheese and beer samples

Up to 63% Off Wine-Tasting Class or Bottles of Wine

South San Jose

$70 $35

(18)

Sample cheese while learning about wines' provenance and flavors, or winery ships two bottles of a pinot noir with notes of plum and cherry

Half Off Wine Tasting from Wineluv Wednesdays

Blu Restaurant

$30 $15

Boutique wineries pour samples of their favorite vintages as guests dine, sway to music, and gaze at local art

Up to 38% Off a Wine-Tasting Tour

Fresno

$120 $75

Shuttles take passengers to wineries along the Fresno & Madera Wine Trails for tastings; private tour includes cheese & a bottle of wine

Up to 81% Off Wine Tasting or Barrel Room Tour

Sacramento

$36 $19

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100+ year barn houses the tasting room, where guests sample wine after vineyard tour; Barrel Room tour explains entire winemaking process

Up to 60% Off Wine Flights at Periscope Cellars

Oakland

$24 $12

(5)

Taste three 3-ounce wine samples at a tasting room with up to 10 taps filled with Californian wines

50% Off Growlers and Beer

Riverside

$40 $20

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

Up to 58% Off Beer Flights and Pints at Kat Daddy Brewery

Moreno Valley

$18 $9

Former U.S. Air Force sergeant serves flights and pints of his small-batch craft beers, including cask and nitro brews

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting at Gennaro's Ristorante

Genneros' Risrtorante

$30 $15

(159)

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

34% Off Food and Wine Pairing for Two

Kenwood

$90 $59

(71)

Reserve Room guests head to the tasting room for a seven-course tasting menu paired with multiple pours of red and white wines

Up to 57% Off Tastings at Mattucci Winery

Oceanside

$70 $30

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

Up to 56% Off VIP Winery Package with Tasting for Two

Lancaster

$80 $40

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

Up to 38% Off Beverages at Holiday Wine Cellar

Central Escondido

$30 $20

(102)

Old-school customer service with latest selections of craft beers, fine wines, and exceptional spirits

Up to 57% Off a Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Westlake Village

$64 $29

(9)

Winery produces three unique blends of red wine each year

44% Off Vin12 Wine Event

Multiple Locations

$70 $39

(19)

Sacramento event highlights pinot noir and zinfandel, Santa Clara spotlights pinot noir—both feature 15+ wineries and 40+ wines to sample

Up to 50% Off Beer Tasting at On The Tracks Brewery

Carlsbad

$26 $15

(33)

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

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Temecula

$24 $12

Guests taste five wines in an earth-toned tasting room with a stone fireplace and wine-barrel tables

Half Off Wine-Tasting for Two or Four

Orcutt

$20 $10

(8)

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

50% Off Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Clos LaChance Wines

San Martin

$80 $40

(130)

Duos sample five decadent chocolates along with five premium Clos LaChance wines after staff member explains pairing and winery

Up to 54% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Ojai

$70 $35

(25)

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

Up to 50% Off Tastings at California Fruit Wine

Vista

$20 $11

(45)

Winery breaks grape-based conventions with arsenal of handcrafted varieties crafted from such fruits as pomegranates and blueberries

52% Off Tastings and Small Plates at Wine Expo 

Mid-City

$25 $12

(131)

Wine shop and restaurant stocks shelves with varietals from around globe, and pleases palates with cheeses, meats, small plates, and flights

50% Off Newport Beach Beerfest

Newport Dunes Waterfront

$100 $50

With their souvenir cups filled with craft brews, VIPs toast the live rock bands playing high-energy music

Up to Half Off Wine Tasting with Take-Home Bottles

Tracy

$32 $16

(13)

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

46% Off Wine Tasting for Two

Downtown Napa

$70 $38

(88)

This chic wine-tasting salon offers a multisensory experience complete with local art in downtown Napa

Up to 55% Off Wine Tasting

Camarillo

$20 $10

Artisanal winery introduces guests to samples that may include Syrah blends, Viognier, and Tannat

Half Off Wine Tastings at Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room

Sutter Creek

$42 $21

(16)

Sip on reserve wines crafted by master winemaker Scott Harvey before taking home a bottle of zinfandel, barbera, or syrah

Up to 45% Off a Wine Tasting or Wine-Club Membership

Laguna Niguel

$58 $32

(22)

Sample flights of up to five wines selected from boutique wineries and take home a bottle; wine-club members receive two bottles a month

50% Off Wine-Tasting Experience

Lodi

$32 $16

Three generations of the Weibel family have overseen the vineyard, where they practice Old World winemaking techniques

$11 for a Wine Tasting for Two at Joyce Vineyards

Carmel Valley

$20 $11

(18)

Sample 7 wines, including the Black Mountain chardonnay with notes of pear, quince and pineapple, or the bold Pedregal cabernet sauvignon

Up to 72% Off Wine Tasting & Bottles

San Rafael

$69.98 $23

(54)

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

Half Off Beer Flights at Brew Rebellion

Yucaipa

$22 $11

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

Half Off Tasting at Wargin Wines

Watsonville

$58 $29

Staffers pour tastings of petite sirah, late-harvest zinfandel & montepulciano-based blend while helping guests discern each wine's flavors

Half Off One-Month Wine Club Membership

Aliso Viejo

$100 $50

Highly recommended varietals from California wineries, delivered to members' homes

Up to 77% Off Wine Tasting

Covina

$128 $29

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

50% Wine Tasting at Merlo Family Estate Vineyards

Merlo Family Vineyards at the Old Sugar Mill

$40 $20

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

52% Off Winery Tour and Tasting

Warner Springs

$60 $29

While on a private tour of the family winery, guests taste 5 to 7 varietals

74% Off Tour and Tasting at Rideau Vineyard

Solvang

$134 $35

(209)

Visit the vineyard, learn how wine is made and the etiquette of tasting it, and enjoy five samples of the winery's Rhône varietals

Up to 50% Off Winery Bus Tour for Two

Rohnert Park

$198 $99

(4)

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

Up to 51% Off Wine and Wine Tastings

Campbell

$50 $25

(13)

House blends and vintages include California-style sangiovese, syrah, and cabernet sauvignon, which are often poured at Saturday tastings

Up to 57% Off Wine and Olive-Oil Tasting

Hollister

$70 $35

Tours explore winery, olive-oil-making room, and historic home, concluding with sampling of wines; gift certificate for wine and olive oil

Half Off Wine Tasting at Hamilton Oaks Winery

Hamilton Oaks Winery

$30 $15

Winemaking duo presents guests with five naturally produced varietals

44% Off Pizza and Wine Packages at Woodside Vineyards

Menlo Park

$80 $45

(5)

Sip on five varietals of locally-crafted wine made from grapes harvested off vines that have thrived in Woodside for nearly 130 years

Up to 54% Off Winery Tour

South El Dorado

$80 $39

(17)

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

Up to 58% Off Wine-Flight Tasting

West Santa Clara

$30 $15

Guests can sample the libations and take in the Santa Cruz Mountains at the vineyard's charming tasting room

Up to 51% Off Winetastings from Passport Central Coast

Multiple Locations

$39 $19

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

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting at Carmel Ridge Winery

New Monterey

$20 $10

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Guests sample wines made from grapes grown with a minimum of human intervention and fermented in small lots of French oak barrels

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting

El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)

$20 $11

(10)

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

Half Off Wine Tasting at Dom Whitney Wines

Windsor

$20 $10

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

45% Off a Wine-Tasting Package

Soledad

$20 $11

(9)

Sample varietals such as chardonnay or pinot noir in a tasting room located in the heart of Santa Lucia Highlands

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting

Ramona

$20 $11

(8)

Hand-picked grapes form the basis of different varietals that guests can sample in the tasting room alongside chocolates

43% Off a Wine Tasting for Two at Wine A Bit

Coronado

$44 $25

(5)

A vast selection of boutique wines, live music, flatbread pizzas, and gourmet cheese boards are available at this cozy wine bar

61% Off Vineyard and Winery Tour and Tasting

Chicago Park

$100 $39

(7)

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

Half Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Los Olivos

$48 $24

(77)

Located in Los Olivos, Beckmen Vineyards' tasting room offers a quaint getaway with opportunity to picnic at gazebos near the duck pond

Up to 52% Off Wine and Tapas at Viña Castellano

Auburn

$72 $35

(10)

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

Up to 50% Off Carruth Cellars

Solana Beach

$10 $5

Premier vineyard grapes are crushed on-site to craft award-winning wines served in tasting room with local artwork lining walls

Half Off Beer-Flight Tastings for 2 or 4 at Bottles

San Pablo

$32 $14

(18)

Craft-brew experts expand public’s palate with wealth of rare beers, mouthwatering wines, and potent scotches and spirits

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting and Bottle of Wine

Agoura Hills-Malibu

$52 $25

(76)

Sample four wines from local Saddlerock or Semler wineries in souvenir glasses and share one bottle of your favorite vintage

Up to 41% Off a Wine Tasting at The Wine Room

The Wine Room

$56 $33

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

Up to 45% Off Wine Tasting

Los Alamitos

$30 $16.50

(18)

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

Up to 58% Off Wine and Food Pairing

Healdsburg

$55 $25

Tasting flights of three chilled wines and three red wines pair with local artisan cheeses and charcuterie

Up to 41% Off Wine Tasting Experience

Mokelumne Hill

$57 $34

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

Up to 74% Off Tastings at Agua Dulce Winery

Agua Dulce

$74 $19

(71)

Tour a wine cellar containing 2,300 oak barrels filled with reserve wines from the renown estate and sample two straight from the barrel

Up to 50% Off Vin Blanc at R2 Wine Company

Sonoma

$72 $54

(11)

Crisp, bright Old World–style white wines; complimentary tasting with in-store pickup

Up to 57% Off Winery Tour and Tasting at Crystal Basin Cellars

Camino

$88 $39

After a tour of the winery's barrel room and a tasting of some award-winning wines, visitors head next door for bistro-style shared plates

Up to 59% Off Wine Tasting at Harry's Wine & Spirits

West Los Angeles

$40 $18

(15)

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

Half Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Rancho Bernadino

$20 $10

(126)

Sample five wines made from San Diego–grown grapes at one of the oldest wineries in Southern California, which specializes in red wines

55% Off Wine-and-Chocolate Pairing

Sherman Cellars

$55 $25

(16)

Wine educators guide guests through tastings of red and white wines paired with local chocolates

Up to 55% Off Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball

San Francisco

$100 $45

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

Up to 51% Off Wine and Small Plates

Central Sacramento

$40 $20

(82)

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

Up to 55% Off an Antipasti Board and Wine Flight

Downtown Santa Rosa

$32 $18

(27)

Tasting-room visitors enjoy small boards of antipasti and flights of several wines

Up to 78% Off Wine Appreciation Class

J. Hamilton Wines

$80 $19

(21)

Award-winning winemaker Justin Tatum shares insights into the winemaking process as guest taste varietals and create their own blends

54% Off Wine Tour from Uncorked Tours

Temecula

$179 $89

(23)

Four-hour tour of 3 wineries aboard a limo coach includes 5-6 tastings, 50 digital photos, and complimentary champagne and appetizers.

50% Off Wine Tasting

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$54 $27

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

Up to 62% Off Wine Tasting and Cheese for Two

Newport Beach

$70 $29

(68)

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

Up to 62% Off Tour and Tastings at Spelletich Family Wine Company

Napa Commons

$90 $39

A family owned and operated winery that has been in Napa Valley for 20 years

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting at Lodi's Wine Social

Lodi

$44 $22

Customers sip award-winning wines out on the patio or in the cozy new tasting room, which features live music performances every Saturday

Half Off Wine Blending Package at Avant Tapas & Wine

Buellton

$82 $39

(77)

Learn to blend four different varietals using professional tools under the guidance of a blend-master; includes credit toward tapas

Up to 68% Off Tasting at Leal Vineyards

Hollister

$30 $11

(55)

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

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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

The early 20th century birthed the first incarnation of Mission Brewery, in which California newsboys and other pre–Jazz Era scallywags tossed back their sudsy concoctions before Prohibition closed its doors. Despite its short tenure since its reestablishment in 2007, Mission Brewery has already snatched medals from the Great American Beer Festival and other competitions for its pantheon of brews. In its tasting room, patrons claim bottles or sample draft beers that include the Bavarian-style hefeweizen with hints of banana, clove, and pear; a russian imperial stout; or the Shipwrecked Double IPA, a strong concoction that, like walking on hot coals, benefits from a liberal use of hops. Located just a few blocks from the San Diego Padre's Petco Park, guests can enjoy tours through the rows of gleaming vats in the brewing chambers, which are housed in the historic Wonder Bread Building, rumored to be haunted by multicolored polka dots.

1441 L St
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

To make the search for fermented grapes almost as enjoyable as drinking them or throwing them at passing busses, Vino 100's friendly and knowledgeable staff of winetrepreneurs assists customers in making informed wine selections without the need for clunky vinometers and high-powered wineoculars. Vino 100 stocks more than 200 wines priced at $25 or less and more than 200 wines priced at $26 and up, as well as dozens of bottles costing equal to or less than the square root of the daily NASDAQ index. Amid its charmingly rustic décor, visitors can grab a bottle of Seven Hills Riesling ($15), De Tierra Merlot ($18), and more. The type of bottle all depends on whether they want to massage taste buds during dinner or inject a giggly romanticism into an evening that's usually spent playing Yahtzee and watching dance-contest recap shows. You can also peruse a wide selection of craft beers and savory meats and cheeses.

1528 E Champlain Dr
Fresno,
CA
US

It is not just the pastas, sandwiches, and pizzas that keep guests coming back to Pete's Restaurant and Brewhouse—the hand-crafted beers also play a major role, quenching thirsts with flavors ranging from the Uptown blonde’s light layers of honey to the highly hoppy profile of the Skinner’s Horse IPA. Pete’s team keeps meals in balance by offering food-and-beer-paring suggestions, assuring diners that the Midtown ale harmonizes with fish tacos and that the Old Town red—a malty, medium-bodied amber ale—improves coordination for slam-dunking meatballs.

4571 Gateway Park Blvd
Sacramento,
CA
US

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