Beer, Wine & Spirits in Oakland

$55 for a Wine-Tasting Party with Wine Advisor & 6 Bottles of Wine ($250 Value)

Wines For Humanity San Francisco

In Home

Six bottles of wine are delivered to your doorstep, and a professional wine advisor walks you and up to 15 guests through a wine tasting

$250 $55

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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Heller Estate Organic Vineyards (Up to 62% 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 $9.50

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$11 for a Wine Tasting for Two at Joyce Vineyards ($20 Value)

Joyce Vineyards

Carmel Valley

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

$20 $11

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 0% 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

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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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$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

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Educational Spirit Tasting for Two or Four Plus Craft Spirits Credit at Napa Valley Distillery (58% 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 $17

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Chocolate and Wine Pairing Package for Two or Four at Vintage Sweet Shoppe (Up to 50% Off)

Vintage Sweet Shoppe

Cental Napa

Guests sip expertly paired chocolates and wines at granite tabletops, then nibble signature handcrafted truffles and dipped strawberries

$32 $16

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Historic Food-and-Wine Walking Tour from San Francisco Wine Group (Up to 63% 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 $46

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottle of Black Pine Pinot Noir at R2 Wine Company (Up to 56% Off)

R2 Wine Company

Sonoma

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

$56 $25

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Wine and Chocolate Pairing for Two or Four at Rutherford Ranch Winery in St. Helena (Up to 55% Off)

Rutherford Ranch Winery

Angwin

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

$50 $25

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$20 for Wine Tasting for Two and $10 Towards a Bottle of Wine at Envolve Winery ($40 Value)

Envolve Winery

Sonoma

Folks tipple their way through six 2-ounce pours of the winery’s own varietals; includes $10 toward bottle

$40 $20

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Wine-Tasting Class for Two with One Bottle of Wine, or Two Bottles of Pinot Noir at Coterie Cellars (Up to 63% Off)

Coterie Cellars

South San Jose

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

$70 $35

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Wine-and-Chocolate Pairing for Two or Four with Credit Toward Bottles of Wine at Sherman Cellars (51% Off)

Sherman Cellars

Sherman Cellars

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

$45 $24

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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 and Wine Tastings, or Four Bottles of Cellar Wine at Travieso Winery (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Travieso Winery

Campbell

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

$50 $25

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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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Tasting with Take-Home Bottles for Two or Four at Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery (Up to 50% 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 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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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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Piccolo Antipasti Board and Wine Flight for Two, Four, or Six at D'Argenzio Winery (Up to 55% Off)

D'Argenzio Winery

Downtown Santa Rosa

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

$32 $18

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Picnic and Wine Tasting or Winery Tour and Tasting for Two at DeLoach Vineyards (Up to 51% Off)

DeLoach Vineyards

Santa Rosa

Picnic includes cheese, olives, nuts, and dried fruit; learn about the winery's history, philosophy, and winemaking techniques during a tour

$75 $37

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for $5 Off a Wine Tasting for Two Plus 0% Off a Bottle of Wine at Battaglini Winery & Vineyard

Battaglini Winery & Vineyard

Santa Rosa

For $5, receive a coupon for $5 off a wine tasting for two as well as 20% off a bottle of wine.

$5

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Wine and Food Pairings for Two or Four, Plus 55% Off Selected Wine Purchases at Cellars of Sonoma (Up to 55% Off)

Cellars of Sonoma

Downtown Santa Rosa

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

$50 $25

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$10 Buys You a Coupon for 0% Off Three Bottles of 2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir from Harvest Moon Winery

Harvest Moon Winery

Santa Rosa

For $10, receive a coupon for 30% off three bottles of 2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir from Harvest Moon Winery

$10

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Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Berryessa Gap Vineyards (Up to $78 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 $26

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Reserve-Wine Tasting for Four from Bargetto Winery (Up to $27 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 $21

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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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Select Local Merchants

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 Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

The Three Faces of Bluxome Street Winery

Old-World Inspiration

Bluxome Street Winery is a celebration of California winemaking history. More than a century ago, SOMA—then called South of the Slot—was the center of new-world wineries. To pay homage to that legendary time, Bluxome draws upon rustic decor and old-school practices, such as sourcing high-quality fruit from small, meticulously farmed vineyards.

Crisp Pinot Noir

Bluxome also extends its reach to a Balinard vineyard in Russian River. There, three acres of pinot noir clones grow in an organic environment, producing the fruit that composes Bluxome’s aromatic, smooth, and electric wines that linger on the palate and pair perfectly with steak.

Community Marketplace

The last Saturday of every month sees the winery explode into a community-focused farmers market filled with artisan food vendors. Pinot in hand, visitors are free to roam among vendors such as Sinful Salt and Crescent Farm, tasting the honey of Gerard’Z Honeybees and the jam of Grandma’s Homemade. This eclectic gathering is perhaps a reason readers of the San Fransisco Bay Guardian named Bluxome one of the Best Wineries in 2013.

53 Bluxome Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

Generating 26.5 kilowatts, the solar panels atop Stefano's Solar Powered Pizza convert the sun’s rays into delicious pizza, earning the eatery recognition a Bay Area Green Business. Inside, ovens house pizzas such as the chicken garlic veggie pie or the Mill Valley favorite, known for its pepperoni, mushrooms, italian sausage, and firm handshakes. Calzones and hot sandwiches are sprinkled throughout the menu alongside fresh romaine salads, slices of pesto cheese garlic bread, and sips of wine or draft beer. Stefano's Solar Powered Pizza also helps with fundraising for schools, sports teams, and community organizations.

1553 S Novato Blvd
Novato,
CA
US

Now that eating on an ordinary table or atop a stack of Chinese acrobats seem horribly passé, adventurous foodies are seeking the next unconventional dining experience. Today's Groupon puts a little motion under your meal with two gourmet dinners on the Napa Valley Wine Train for $99 (a $198 value for dinner, $188 value for lunch). Treat yourself and a loved one to a three-hour ride through Napa Valley on an antique locomotive engine, accompanied by a delicious gourmet meal in lieu of the traditional mysterious murder.

1275 McKinstry St
Napa,
CA
US

The history of Ceja Vineyards dates back the 1950s, when Pablo Ceja, then working in St. Helena vineyards, dreamed of owning his own land where his ever-expanding family could grow their own grapes and make their own wine. Fueled by this dream for a better life for his children, Pablo moved his family from Mexico to the Napa Valley in 1967. Fortunately, 2 of his 10 children, Pedro and Armando, inherited his passion for wine and belief in hard work. When they were old enough, Pedro and Armando planted their first pinot-noir grapes in 1986 and, 13 years later, officially founded Ceja Vineyards with their wives and children. Today, the Cejas' operation boasts 113 producing acres and a chic wine-tasting salon where guests can enjoy sips of the vineyard’s red and white varietals, artisan cheeses, gourmet food items, and featured works from local artists.

In good Ceja tradition, Pedro and Armando’s kids are now beginning to purple their feet in the family business as well. Pablo’s family has undoubtedly made him proud; they’ve done much since their humble beginnings in St. Helena. The family hopes their story of hope and determination surfaces in every sip of their lovingly cultivated wines.

1248 1st St
Napa,
CA
US

Wildflower-filled vases adorn hardwood tables within Savour St. Helena's rouge-tinted tasting room, where servers dish out hard-to-find vinos culled from small wineries. The Vinter's Tasting offers oenophiles and foodphiles the makings of an authentic vintner's lunch, uniting assorted cheeses and charcuteries with the sipper's choice of three wines. Quaffs of the Areté 2010 sauvignon blanc or the Houdini 2007 merlot escort nibbles of artisanal cheeses, cured meats, and mixed olives to a flavorful promenade chaperoned by bites of crusty french bread and a kindly corkscrew. Alternatively, a flight of Spotted Owl Vineyards 2008 mountain cuvée and Veendercrest 2005 Rutherford cabernet sauvignon can coast in for a smooth landing upon your palate's runway.

649 Main St
Saint Helena,
CA
US