Wine Tasting in Oceanside

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

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 62% Off Horse-Drawn Trolley Winery Shuttle

Temecula

$75 $30

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Vintage horse-drawn trolleys roll down wine-country roads, pausing for tours at four wineries and vineyards

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

54% Off Wine Tour from Uncorked Tours

Temecula

$179 $89

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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 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

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

Half Off a Wine Tour for Six

Old Town Temecula

$1,159 $579

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Up to four wine tastings include chocolate and gourmet cheese on a five-hour wine tour in a limo van with surround-sound and satellite radio

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

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 42% Off Winery Excursion

Frangipani Estate Winery

$119 $69

A prototype jeep-style Hummer limo transports visitors to two area wineries to sample 10-12 wines and enjoy a picnic lunch

Up to 53% Off a Wine Tasting

Temecula

$40 $19

Tasting of five premium wines is enhanced by panoramic views of Temecula Valley at a rustic, Western-influenced winery

51% Off Winery Tour and Tasting in Temecula

Temecula

$75 $37

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On a two-hour tour, guests learn the processes of traditional winemaking while sampling its fruits

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

Half Off Wine Tasting at Hamilton Oaks Winery

Hamilton Oaks Winery

$30 $15

Winemaking duo presents guests with five naturally produced varietals

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

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting

Ramona

$20 $11

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

Up to 50% Off Vineyard Wine Tasting

Ramona

$20 $12

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

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

Select Local Merchants

Founded in 1993, Witch Creek Winery has racked up a multitude of awards for its handcrafted wines, especially its 12 red varietals. Soak up the sun at the original Carlsbad location near the beach, or take in the picturesque scenery of the mountain-nestled Julian storefront while you sample five to seven wines during a tasting ($5). A courteous staff member will tell you about the grapes you're gobbling, guide you through the flavors, and remind you to floss. Then you'll be free to grab grapey goodness such as the 2006 Reserve Cabernet Franc ($30), which blends hints of cherries and rhubarb, or the 2007 Lodi Zinfandel ($32), which emits soothing aromas of pepper, cinnamon, and eternity. Or, pick up Witch Creek’s 2008 CB Viognier ($20), which wakens senses with peach and floral flavors.

2906 Carlsbad Blvd
Carlsbad,
CA
US

Like his father, the former governor of the Argentinian state of Mendoza, Alejandro Orfila chose a life of diplomacy. From 1946 until the early 80s, his various public service roles included Argentine Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States and Argentine Ambassador to Japan. But like his grandfather, a winemaker whose 1905-established winery stands to this day, Alejandro harbored a lifelong love of viticulture. In 1994, Alejandro finally pursued that passion by founding Orfila Vineyards & Winery, a 70-acre hillside estate nestled within a 10,000-acre agricultural preserve in the San Pasqual Valley.

These days, winemaker Justin Mund oversees production on the estate, where grapes grow only 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Using both the estate's grapes and others from the California coast, Justin crafts wines that have earned more than 1,300 medals in national and international competitions since the winery's founding. Guests can sample said wines in a tasting room overlooking the estate, as well as a second located at the Wynola Farms Marketplace in Julian. Besides tastings, Orfila hosts events ranging from live concerts to the annual Grape Stomp festival, where folks gather to watch traditional wine-making and grapes gather to hold their annual Shirley Jackson-esque lottery.

13455 San Pasqual Rd
Escondido,
CA
US

Keyways Vineyard & Winery–owner Terri Pebley Delhamer presides over the only woman-owned-and-curated winery in Temecula Valley. Enlisting her close friend and designer Deborah Daniel to select the amber stucco walls and terracotta roofs, Terri cultivated the winery's classic mission-style aesthetic. Inside a tasting room that the California Winery Advisor dubbed "rustic yet elegant," head winemaker David Raffaele calls on experience gained during studies in the Italian wine country, crafting numerous varietals that grace the black onyx bar. Raffaele’s adherence to craftsmanship results in limited-run vintages that fill the vineyard’s trim annual production of 4,000 cases, or what Dionysus referred to as pregaming.

When the vintners aren't harvesting plump grapes on their equestrian-friendly property, they keep busy by hosting special events and overnight guests at a recently renovated estate home surrounded by rolling foothills and nearby ranches. Matrimonial knots take hold beneath a dark-stained trellis that caps a paved walkway perched in the foreground of the distant mountains.

37338 De Portola Rd
Temecula,
CA
US

Grapes have played a tremendous role in human history—many members of the Hapsburg dynasty were at least half-grape—and they tended to do their best work at vineyards. Today's Groupon treats you to one of the San Diego region's better graperies with $75 worth of gourmet cuisine and drinks at Callaway Vineyard and Winery's Meritage in Temecula for $35. You'll also get 10% off everything at Callaway's wine store (just print your Groupon twice to use it once in the restaurant and once in the store). You may use one Groupon for every two people at your table, so you, your identical twin, and your identical twin dates can all enjoy a night of wacky mismatches and delicious food.

32720 Rancho California Rd
Temecula,
CA
US

Specializing in Italian varietals, Cougar Vineyards and Winery sprawls across 17 acres of land on the De Portola Wine Trail, cultivating an ever-growing selection of specialties such as vermentino, aglianico, pinot grigio, and brachetto. Patrons can sample a consistently rotating arsenal of flavors inside a tasting room that’s open every day of the week, or take their wine education a step further by taking a tour of the production facility or helming a tell-all interview with one of the grapevines. Cougar Vineyards also plays host to a variety of events every month, including live musical acts on Saturdays.

39870 De Portola Rd
Temecula,
CA
US

Miramonte Winery’s estate, vineyard, and tasting room sit on 14 sun-soaked acres in the hills of Southern California's wine country. Drawing from other vineyards around Temecula, Miramonte's resident vintners craft boutique wines such as the lively Grenache rosé and the 2009 Estate syrah, a full-bodied red with notes of boysenberry pie, mocha, and jubilation at finally being released from its dark, lonely bottle.

33410 Rancho California Rd
Temecula,
CA
US