Beer, Wine & Spirits in Orinda

$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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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Heller Estate Organic Vineyards (Up to 53% 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 $11

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Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball for 4, 8, or 12 at Sol Rouge (Up to 58% Off)

Sol Rouge Winery

San Francisco

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

$100 $42

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Pub Crawl Admission for One, Two, or Four from Pub Crawl San Francisco (Up to 49% Off)

Pub Crawl San Francisco

Multiple Locations

Knowledgable guides lead guests to four San Francisco hot spots to enjoy free drinks and admission, party favors, and drink specials

$18 $10

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$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 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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Wine Tasting and Pairing Class for Two, Four, or Six at Judd's Hill Winery (Up to 63% Off)

Judd's Hill Winery and MicroCrush

Napa

90-minute class teaches tips for pairing wine with food with included small food samples

$112 $45

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Educational Spirit Tasting for Two or Four Plus Craft Spirits Credit at Napa Valley Distillery (45% 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 $22

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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 55% 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 $55

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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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$18 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 $18

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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 69% 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 $28

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Wine-and-Chocolate Pairing for Two or Four with Credit Toward Bottles of Wine at Sherman Cellars (39% Off)

Sherman Cellars

Sherman Cellars

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

$45 $29

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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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Distillery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Sonoma County Distilling Company (Up to 53% Off)

Sonoma County Distilling Company

Rohnert Park

Distillery tour showcasing each step of whiskey production, grain to glass, followed by a tasting of their Rye, Wheat, and Bourbon Whiskeys

$40 $19

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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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$21 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 $21

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Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Berryessa Gap Vineyards (Up to $61 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 $35

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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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$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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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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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six with Take-Home Bottles of Wine at E2 Family Winery (Up to 54% Off)

E2 Family Winery

Thornton

Sample wine from six generations of winemakers and take home several bottles to sip later

$38 $19

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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Fields Family Wines (Up to 56% Off)

Fields Family Wines

Fields Family Wines

Wine tastings give customers a chance to try vintages such as the Old Vine zinfandel, tempranillo, and organically grown syrah

$38 $18

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Wine Tasting for Four or Eight with Take-Home Wine at Abundance Vineyard (44% Off)

Abundance Vineyard

Lodi

Taste up to five wines at this 50-year-old winery before taking home a bottle

$36 $20

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WIne Tasting for Two, Four, or Ten with Take-Home Bottles at Watts Winery (Up to 58% Off)

Watts Winery

Tasting Room

Wine tasting gives guests the chance to try out some new pours before they head home with bottles of delicious Upstream wine

$40 $20

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Tapas and Wine for Two or Four at Vinedos Aurora at Pamplona Tapas (Up to 52% Off)

Vinedos Aurora at Pamplona Tapas

Lodi

Hot and cold tapas such as crab-stuffed peppers and lamb chops with mango-mint glaze pair with local wines

$47 $23

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Wine-Tasting Experience with Take-Home Bottles for Two or Four at Weibel Family Vineyards and Winery (56% Off)

Weibel Family Vineyards and Winery

Lodi

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

$32 $14

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Wine Tastings for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottles at Merlo Family Estate Vineyards (45% Off)

Merlo Family Estate Vineyards

Merlo Family Vineyards at the Old Sugar Mill

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

$40 $22

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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

200 California Avenue
San Francisco,
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441 14th Street
San Francisco,
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129 Lunado Way
San Francisco,
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1152 Valencia St
San Francisco,
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