Wine Tasting in California

Half Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Rancho Bernadino

$20 $10

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

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

South San Jose

$70 $35

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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 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

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

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

Genneros' Risrtorante

$30 $15

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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

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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 57% Off a Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Westlake Village

$64 $29

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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

61% Off Wine, Cheese, and Music at Vezér Family Vineyard

Suisun Valley

$99.90 $39

Within original Pony Express offices, a variety of wine and cheeses are paired; choice of concerts includes jazz singer Lisa Andrea Torres

50% Off Wine Tasting at Briar Rose Winery

Temecula

$22 $11

Vintners describe the flavors of house varietals as they pour samples of reds and whites made from grapes grown onsite

Half Off Wine-Tasting for Two or Four

Orcutt

$20 $10

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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

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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

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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

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

Up to 62% Off Wine Tasting and Cheese for Two

Newport Beach

$70 $29

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

Up to Half Off Wine Tasting with Take-Home Bottles

Tracy

$32 $16

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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

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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

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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

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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 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

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

Half Off Wine Blending Package at Avant Tapas & Wine

Buellton

$82 $39

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

Up to 51% Off Wine and Wine Tastings

Campbell

$50 $25

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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

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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 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

50% Off Wine Tasting at Pierce Ranch Vineyards

New Monterey

$30 $15

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Wine tastings held in a cozy bungalow near the coast of Monterey Bay; Portuguese and Spanish varietals

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting

El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)

$20 $11

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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

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

Up to 50% Off Vineyard Wine Tasting

Ramona

$20 $12

Groups sample wines cultivated from the beautiful vineyard's acres of grapevines

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

Half Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Los Olivos

$48 $24

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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

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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

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting and Bottle of Wine

Agoura Hills-Malibu

$52 $25

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

Up to 45% Off Wine Tasting

Los Alamitos

$30 $16.50

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

51% Off Private Winery Tour at Field Stone Winery

Healdsburg

$80 $39

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One-hour tour and tasting includes samples of award-winning wines, vineyard tour, and tasting with cheese plate in underground tasting room

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

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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

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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 56% Off Wine Tasting at The Wine Bank

Gaslamp

$40 $20

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Taste five wines from noteworthy vineyards selected from a temperature-controlled wine cellar

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

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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

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

Up to Half Off Wine Tasting at Lorimar Vineyards and Winery

Temecula

$28 $15

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Visitors build their own tasting with a choice of six wines off of the premium tasting menu

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 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 Fields Family Wines

Lodi

$38 $19

Taste different wines, such as Old Vine zinfandel and organically grown syrah, before heading home with a bottle of 2009 Napa Valley merlot

Up to 68% Off Tasting at Leal Vineyards

Hollister

$30 $11

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

48% Off Saratoga Wine Tasting at Santorini Wine & Beer Garden

Madronia Historic

$50 $26

(7)

Appetizers complement sips of wine in charming outdoor garden soundtracked by acoustic guitarists

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting at Carmel Ridge Winery

New Monterey

$20 $10

(59)

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

Up to 58% Off Wine Tastings at Hahn Estate

Soledad

$30 $15

(25)

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

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting at Lenora Winery

Ramona

$20 $11

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

Up to 62% Off Wine Tasting at Malibu Family Wines Tasting Room

Los Olivos

$66 $25

A 90-acre winery producing nine varietals, including Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon; taste five wines at the Los Olivos tasting room

Up to 57% Off Wine and Chocolate in St. Helena

St. Helena

$45 $20

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Gourmet chocolates flecked with cherry, lemon, toffee, and chili pepper pair with wines produced on a Napa Valley family-owned winery

Up to 55% Off Wine Pairings

Downtown Santa Rosa

$50 $25

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Guests taste four wines from local boutique vintners while snacking on pairings and receive 15% off selected wine purchases

Half Off Wine Tastings

Murrieta

$30 $15

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Taste six wines and get a 15% discount on any wine purchased that day

Half Off Wine-Tasting Meal at Gone West Cellars

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$48 $24

Guests sample wines from Ventura County and the surrounding area; bar boasts friendly communal tables and Western flair

Half Off Chocolate and Wine

Napa

$28 $14

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Duos sip expertly paired chocolates & wines at marble-style tabletops, then nibble signature handcrafted truffles & dipped strawberries

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

42% Off Wine Tasting for Two

Sonoma

$50 $29

Folks tipple their way through six 2-ounce pours of the winery's own varietals

Up to 77% Off VIP Winery Tour at Miramonte Winery

Temecula

$75 $20

VIP winery package includes winery tour, tasting of 10 wines, and a wine appreciation and food-pairing class

Up to 77% Off VIP Winery Tour at Miramonte Winery

Temecula

$75 $20

VIP winery package includes winery tour, tasting of 10 wines, and a wine appreciation and food-pairing class

Up to 55% Off Barrel Tasting at Frangipani Estate Winery

Murrieta

$110 $55

Try three reds and one dessert wine in the barrel room, accompanied by paired meats, cheeses, and chocolate, then try two tasting-room pours

Up to 63% Off Wine Tour and Tasting

Temecula

$55 $25

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Winery tour and wine class with tastings and appetizer pairings on a 35-acre estate with a Spanish-mission-style clubhouse

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Los Angeles Oktoberfest invites visitors to celebrate the changing seasons with two days of traditional Bavarian revelry. Hosted by Bob Guiney from ABC's The Bachelor, the festival invites attendees to fill their glass steins with any of the 19 available German beers and purchase hearty platefuls of bratwurst, giant pretzels, and strudel. Live bands lead traditional, sing-along drinking tunes, a Bavarian dance group performs for joyous audiences, and a strolling accordionist weaves through the crowds while playing familiar German melodies. In addition to bidding on sports memorabilia at the silent-auction table, patrons can also test their arm strength by competing in the stein-holding competition, which rewards the winners with lifetime admission to the Los Angeles Oktoberfest and a brand new pair of steel biceps to replace the old, used-up ones.

11301 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US

After purchasing a stretch of property in Ramona in 1998, William Holzhauer and Tammy Rimes finally fulfilled their dream of owning a winery. Along with the equine facilities they built for their peruvian paso horses, the pair planted vineyards and erected a winery modeled after a 16th-century mission Spanish mission in California. That nostalgic theme continues in the tasting room, where staffers adorned in historical attire greet guests from behind a hand-carved pinewood bar. Once inside, both visitors and tasters for paranoid CEOs sample wines concocted from California grapes while milling among wine-barrel tables, a bubbling fountain flanked with planted bulbs, and windows overlooking the plaza. Along with its local wine-sampling soirees, the tasting room accommodates microbrew tastings and private events for up to 40 guests.

2754 Calhoun St
San Diego,
CA
US

Drinking wine often makes people believe they’re funnier, smarter, and two feet taller than they were when they first saw Matthew McConaughey star in Scorpion King. Heighten up with today’s Groupon: a three-wine flight of your choosing for $9 at Unwined Wine Bar (worth up to $22). Surround yourself with live music and 50 different wines while you learn about the lives and times of society's treasured squashed grapes.

6946 Almaden Expy
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

Sacramento's best tasting Brewery & Grill, on the corner of 14th & H, downtown. Great tastes, 23 beers on tap, small batch brewing at it's best ---> and YOU CAN BE THE BREWER at Brew It Up!

801 14th St
Sacramento,
CA
US