Wine Tasting in Midtown

$59 for a Two-Hour In-Home Wine Tasting for Up to 16 from Wines for Humanity ($250 Value)

Wines for Humanity

Redeem from Home

$250 $59

Up to 16 guests swish and sip pours from six bottles of wine from the comfort of the host or hostess's home

Wine Tastings for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottles at Merlo Family Estate Vineyards (50% Off)

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

Wine-Tasting Package with a Tour, Appetizers, and Bottles of Wine at Jess Jones Vineyard (Up to 47% Off)

Jess Jones Vineyard

Dixon

$30 $16

Take in the scenery while touring the vineyard and sampling wines, such as zinfandel and chardonnay, and munching on appetizers

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

Abundance Vineyard

Lodi

$36 $20

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

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

$38 $19

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

Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Fields Family Wines (Up to 61% Off)

Fields Family Wines

Multiple Locations

$38 $16

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

Wine-Tasting Experience with Take-Home Bottles for Two or Four at Weibel Family Vineyards and Winery (50% Off)

Weibel Family Vineyards and Winery

Lodi

$32 $16

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

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

Vinedos Aurora at Pamplona Tapas

Lodi

$47 $23

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Hot and cold tapas such as queso con higos, pure de judias, tortilla con chorizo y salsa de piña and tortilla españpla pair with local wines

Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Berryessa Gap Vineyards (Up to $67 Off)

Berryessa Gap Vineyards

Multiple Locations

$63 $32

Tour the winery that started 50 years ago and enjoy sips of wine at two tasting rooms; selection of wine bottles to choose from

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

Watts Winery

Tasting Room

$40 $20

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

Reserve Wine Tastings for Two or Four at Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room (Half Off)

Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room

Sutter Creek

$42 $21

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Sip on reserve wines crafted by master winemaker Scott Harvey before taking home a bottle of zinfandel, barbera, or syrah

$39 for Tour and Tasting with Four Bottles of Wine at Montoliva Vineyard and Winery ($100 Value)

Montoliva Vineyard and Winery

Chicago Park

$100 $39

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Winemaker with appreciation for traditional Italian methods oversees a collection of award-winning varietals

Wine Tastings for 2, 4, or 6–10 at Jodar Vineyards (Up to 63% Off)

Jodar Vineyards

Camino

$60 $25

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During reserve wine tastings guests taste four wines and food pairings; groups of 6–10 can taste with the winemaker on Thursday or Friday

Winery Tour and Tasting with Shared Plates and Bottles of Wine for Two or Four at Crystal Basin Cellars (Up to 57% Off)

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

Winery Tour for Two or Four with Tasting, Antipasti, and Bottle of Wine at Perry Creek Winery (Up to 54% Off)

Perry Creek Winery

South El Dorado

$80 $39

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Sample varietals from the barrel and bottle and nibbling on antipasti platters; go home with a bottle of Zinman Reserve

Wine Tasting Experience for Two or Four at Renegade Winery (Up to 41% Off)

Renegade Winery

Mokelumne Hill

$57 $34

Groups tipple seven varietals and pair them with meat and cheese during tasting that includes take-home bottle of wine

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

Viano Winery

Vine Hill

$5 $5

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

$14 for Chocolate and Wine Pairing Package for Two at Vintage Sweet Shoppe ($28 Value)

Vintage Sweet Shoppe

Napa

$28 $14

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

Tasting with Take-Home Bottles for Two or Four at Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery (Up to Half Off)

Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery

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

Wine Tasting and Take-Home Bottle for Two or Four at Windmill Ridge Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Windmill Ridge Winery

Tracy

$46 $25

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

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 3 Seriously Great Summer Wines From Sonoma Loeb For $40

Sonoma Loeb

Napa

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 3 seriously great summer wines from sonoma-loeb for $40

Wine and Chocolate Pairing for Two or Four at Rutherford Ranch Winery in St. Helena (Up to 57% Off)

Rutherford Ranch Winery

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

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 50% Off a Bottle of Wine With Purchase of a Bottle, Plus a Wine Tasting – 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

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

$56 $25

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

$59 for Food and Wine Pairing for Two at Mayo Family Reserve Room ($90 Value)

Mayo Family Reserve Room

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

Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at Val Du Vino Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Val Du Vino Winery

Murphys

$35 $20

Wine tastings include up to six flights of wine and a take-home bottle

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Bottles of Wine at Dashe Cellars (Up to 39% Off)

Dashe Cellars

Jack London Square District

$90 $59

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

Wine and Food Pairings for Two or Four, Plus 15% Off Selected Wine Purchases at Cellars of Sonoma (Up to 55% Off)

Cellars of Sonoma

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

$99 for Winery Bus Tour for Two with North Bay Winery Tours ($198 Value)

North Bay Winery Tours

Rohnert Park

$198 $99

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

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

$32 $18

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

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

$25 $13

Tasting features vintage white and red blends, while a tour gives an in-depth look at the vineyards, processing area, and barrel room

$5 Buys You a Coupon for $5 Off a Wine Tasting for Two Plus 20% Off a Bottle of Wine at Battaglini Winery & Vineyard

Battaglini Winery & Vineyard

Santa Rosa

$5 $5

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

$10 Buys You a Coupon for 30% Off Three Bottles of 2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir from Harvest Moon Winery

Harvest Moon Winery

Santa Rosa

$10 $10

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

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

DeLoach Vineyards

Santa Rosa

$75 $37

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

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

Heller Estate Organic Vineyards

Carmel Valley Village

$20 $11

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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 ($20 Value)

Joyce Vineyards

Carmel Valley

$20 $11

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

Select Local Merchants

The fact that The Porch Restaurant and Bar uses cast-iron skillets and mason-jar drinking glasses doesn't mean that it's limited to Southern traditions. Sure, shrimp po'boys and buttermilk-fried chicken might share plate space with a stuffed sweet potato overflowing with sweet corn, but the restaurant sources most of its ingredients—including cage-free organic eggs and rice—from local California producers. What results is a gourmet mix that ranges from Tuscaloosa-style fried-green tomatoes to grilled brie with a balsamic-honey reduction.

The restaurant itself also refuses to conform to expectations. Occupying a building that once housed a Cajun restaurant, the eatery, according to Sacramento Magazine's Kira O'Donnell, has made a "stunning transformation of the former space." The airy dining room's wood floors and floral arrangements give way to views of an open kitchen. And, keeping true to its name and guiding theme, a porch surrounded by white columns gives diners an open-air space where they can savor their Southern dishes and banjo-duel over the last piece of cornbread.

1815 K St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Revolution Wine's skilled staffers give each batch of their hand-crafted red, white, and port wines a full body and lush feel. And while heavy machinery and wooden barrels help do the hard work of converting these wine grapes into libations, it's the winemakers who pour a little bit of love into each batch. In the winery's kitchen, a dedicated team of chefs churns out a menu of seasonal bistro food made from local and fresh ingredients. Small artisan plates of French cheese, mixed nuts, and savory bruschetta offer a lighter dining path, while larger entrees of housemade pasta and pork belly sandwiches with cheddar jalapeno biscuits present heartier fare. Revolutions Wines also offers a wine club that gifts members with limited-edition wines and grants access to the first sniff when each new barrel is opened.

2831 S St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Downtown & Vine all but transports its guests to lush, rolling vineyards, stocking the fruits of a dozen wineries from across five regions surrounding Sacramento. The house sommelier, Gregg Lamer, curates the selection of more than 100 bottles that are served by the glass. Gregg regularly changes up the menu, but always highlights wines from local growers that use sustainable farming practices. The list includes Sonoma vintner, Iron Horse Vineyards—whose wines have been served at White House events hosted by the past five presidents; Shadow Ranch in Fairplay who exclusively uses solar power and organic farming methods; and Dillian, an Amador County farm in the Shenandoah Valley that's been handed down through four generations of Dillians.

To give palates something to do between sips, Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef Kate Chomko has built a small, charming menu of farmhouse small plates and artisan grilled cheeses. The latter takes traditional comfort food and drags it into adulthood with inventive flavor combinations such as prosciutto and fig jam. Desserts get a similar upgrade with salted caramel cookies or the Basque cake served with crème fraiche and blood orange syrup. Diners tuck into the gustatory proceedings at intimate tables flanked by cushy chairs support tasting pairs, while the private Vintner's Room features an eye-catching glass table enclosing a riddling rack.

1200 K St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Saskia Darnell, Lavender Screw's head artist, has been showcasing her artwork in galleries and exhibits since she was a child. In 2006, Saskia entered the student art exhibit at the Los Angeles County Fair and took home first place, and was featured in seven other art exhibits while earning her bachelor's in fine art. Students of all levels can enjoy BYOB classes, which feature a variety of paintings for students to emulate through step-by-step instruction. Paint Your Pet nights invite artists to transform a blank canvas into a colorful homage to their dog, cat, or secretly cloned woolly mammoth.

705 J Street
Sacramento,
CA
US

Tucked into the folds of the Sierra Foothills, Twisted Twig Winery's winemakers practice the ancient art of handcrafting a selection of California reds. A collaborative process, the team of oneophiles work together in the process of creating their award-winning zinfandels, cabernet sauvignons, and syrahs. Their website features a wealth of information about tastings and pairings, as well as recipes for dishes that make the perfect match for Twisted Twig's wines.

900 2nd Street
Sacramento,
CA
US

The Scribner family has been a fixture of the Sacramento River Delta since 1893, when George Washington Scribner settled along the river bend that would eventually bear his name. Five generations since the fertile soil first beckoned the patriarch, the family is still putting the original barn to good use—now as a tasting room where the Scribners' award-winning wines get the attention and ambiance they deserve. The family’s alluring adult beverages reach their palate-pleasing potential thanks to the expertise of 50-year winemaker William Ghiglieri, who helps the Scribners maintain their century-old legacy. Visitors can rent out the vineyard for private events, lending a convivial elegance to such get-togethers as corporate parties, bridal showers, or pet goldfish funerals.

9051 River Rd
Sacramento,
CA
US