Wine Tasting in Foster City

44% Off Pizza and Wine Packages at Woodside Vineyards

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 53% Off Wine Tasting at Heller Estate Organic Vineyards

Heller Estate Organic Vineyards

Carmel Valley Village

$20 $11

(38)

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

$11 for a Wine Tasting for Two at Joyce Vineyards

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

$2 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off a Family Winemakers Wine Tasting

Family Winemakers of California

Fort Mason

$2 $2

For $2, receive a coupon for 10% off a ticket to the Family Winemakers of California 2014 San Mateo Wine Tasting on August 17

Up to 55% Off Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball

Sol Rouge Winery

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 39% Off a Wine Tasting at Dashe Cellars

Dashe Cellars

Jack London Square District

$90 $59

(47)

At the winery and tasting room founded by an enologist couple, taste the specialty zinfandel, grenache, and other fine wines

Up to 58% Off Wine-Flight Tasting

Savannah Chanelle Vineyards

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 63% Off Wine-Tasting Class or Bottles of Wine

Coterie Cellars

South San Jose

$70 $35

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

39% Off Wine-and-Chocolate Pairing

Sherman Cellars

Sherman Cellars

$45 $29

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

Half Off Wine Tastings at Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room

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 72% Off Wine Tasting & Bottles

Mountain View Winery

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

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

Viano Winery

Vine Hill

$5 $5

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

Up to Half Off Wine Tasting with Take-Home Bottles

Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery

Tracy

$32 $16

(13)

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

Up to 51% Off Wine Tasting

Windmill Ridge Winery

Tracy

$46 $25

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

Half Off Chocolate and Wine

Vintage Sweet Shoppe

Napa

$28 $14

(52)

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

Up to 56% Off Black Pine Wine Tasting

R2 Wine Company

Sonoma

$56 $25

A pair of winemaking brothers regale tasting-room guests with a take-home bottle of Black Pine, a high-quality pinot noir

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 50% Off Wine With Purchase at Spann Vineyards

Spann Vineyards Tasting Room

Sonoma

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 50% off a bottle of wine with purchase of a bottle of wine from the tasting menu, plus a wine tasting

Up to 55% Off Wine and Chocolate in St. Helena

Rutherford Ranch Winery

Angwin

$50 $25

(65)

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

$10 Buys You a Coupon for a $50 Magnificat Party Package on July 26

Franciscan Estate

St. Helena

$10 $10

For $10, receive a coupon for a $50 purchase of a ticket to the Magnificat Party on July 26, plus a coaster and wine glass

Up to 50% Off Winery Bus Tour for Two

North Bay Winery Tours

Rohnert Park

$198 $99

(4)

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

Select Local Merchants

In 1955, Dominick Chirichillo’s grandfather began teaching him the family pastime: winemaking. They worked on a wine press in the basement of his New York home, transforming bunches of grapes into nuanced reds and whites. Quickly finding that the hobby of his ancestors was his passion, Dominick entered his creations in amateur competitions around the East Coast. When he felt confident enough to open up his own winery, he moved to northern California, lured by the prospect of living and working right next door to the vineyards that grew his grapes. His winery—named Domenico to honor his Italian heritage—now produces boutique wines that have won more than 300 awards for their rich, complex palates and excellent scores in the swimsuit competition. Some varieties are made in batches of only 100 or 200 cases, allowing his staff to innovate fearlessly. Locals often drop by the winery’s spacious tasting room to sample these limited-edition flavors. Outfitted with a 24-foot mahogany bar and sweeping drapes, the tasting room recalls an elegant Tuscan café, complete with impeccable hospitality. The staff eagerly shares the undertones and flavors of every pour, suggesting potential food pairings or the best glass of red to throw at an offensive suitor.

1697 Industrial Rd
San Carlos,
CA
US

Harvested from more than two dozen sites around Woodside, some of the grapes that transform into Woodside Vineyard's wines grow plump on vines that have thrived there since as early as 1884. Back in 1960, the winery's founder Bob Mullen began crafting small batches of wine in limited quantities. Today, he works with the head winemaker Brian Caselden, and together, they produce more than 3,000 cases annually. On weekends, guests travel to the picturesque winery to visit the tasting room, where they can sip up to five varietals, from Chardonnay to Port.

205 Constitution Dr
Menlo Park,
CA
US

The knowledgeable, friendly staff at the The Fogarty Winery Tasting Room will help amateur ambrosialists and experienced grape sniffers select five vintage fermentations to sample from the wine list. The 2006 Langley Hill Vineyard SCM Estate Chardonnay stays true to its mountainous roots, packing a steely mineral punch, as hints of fruit usher in a soothing, refreshing finish. Only 94 cases of this nectar were produced and bottles are available for $48. Pamper your scarlet palate with a 2005 Lexington Santa Cruz Mountains Meritage. Poor weather patterns and surprise alien crop circles aside, 2005 produced a perfectly ripened yield. This cabernet-merlot blend is apt to drop flavor bombs of black fruit, spice and toasty oak, with lingering chords of cassis, plum, and loam. Only 447 cases were captured in the wild and you can walk your own bottle home for $45.

19501 Skyline Blvd
Redwood City,
CA
US

Within the Winery Collective's multi-winery tasting room, grape savants uncork the flavorful nuances of liquid harvests hailing from more than 2 dozen of California's boutique wineries from Santa Barbara to Napa Valley. Winemakers and enthusiasts guide palates through wine-flight menus, which are culled from the more than 100 vinos that line the tasting room's walls and, like the political views of a housecat, change daily. The Winery Collective also hosts private and semiprivate parties and corporate events, during which guests mingle and sip in a lofted earth-toned lounge outfitted with crisscrossing wooden shelves that display colorful wine bottles and shapely decanters.

485 Jefferson Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

Based well north of the city in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, Wattle Creek Winery operates a small tasting room in Ghirardelli Square. The glassed-in room is perfect for settling into a glass of estate-grown wine, and the breezy patio offers simple café tables and leafy accents to mellow the mood. The space is more or less a direct pipeline to the house winery’s fertile abundance – and with no initiation fee. There are exceedingly limited releases on offer by the bottle here as well, meaning you can take home some seriously cellar-worthy vintages. Forget trekking all the way up to Sonoma County – Wattle Creek makes wine tasting a bright, cheery, and altogether urban affair.

900 N Point St
San Francisco,
CA
US

On bike tours with Gears and Grapes Getaways, groups cycle through the iconic Napa Valley, internationally recognized as one of the nine Great Wine Capitals in the world, and the slightly-more-indie Sonoma Valley, home to nearly every type of grape grown in California.

Groups typically stop at four boutique wineries during the tours, pausing at midday for a gourmet picnic lunch. Those who get tired of pedaling or who want to pretend they're on a stakeout can hop on the shuttle that follows close behind at any time. Guides also take visitors on tours of wineries and breweries in San Francisco proper.

49 Lusk St
San Francisco,
CA
US