Wine educators guide guests through tastings of red and white wines paired with local chocolates
39% Off Wine-and-Chocolate Pairing
39% Off Wine Tasting
Saratoga Wine & Beer Garden
Outdoor patio and garden harbors guests who sip on flights of wine and nibble complementary cheeses
Up to 43% Off a Microbrewery Tour
Duos or groups of up to 12 ride a refurbished vintage school bus to local microbreweries, where they sample beers and tour the facilities
Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting at Heller Estate Organic Vineyards
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
$11 for a Wine Tasting for Two at Joyce Vineyards
Sample 7 wines, including the Black Mountain chardonnay with notes of pear, quince and pineapple, or the bold Pedregal cabernet sauvignon
50% Off Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Clos LaChance Wines
Clos LaChance Wines
Duos sample five decadent chocolates along with five premium Clos LaChance wines after staff member explains pairing and winery
Up to 58% Off Wine Tasting with Three Wineries in One Location
Watsonville Winemakers Studios
At boutique-winery cooperative, staffers pour one-ounce tastings of multiple varietals from three wineries
Up to Half Off Wine Tasting with Take-Home Bottles
Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery
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
Husband and wife team pour samples of their favorites wines at their beautiful 3.8-acre vineyard
Half Off Wine Tastings at Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room
Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room
Sip on reserve wines crafted by master winemaker Scott Harvey before taking home a bottle of zinfandel, barbera, or syrah
Up to 58% Off Wine-Tasting Membership
Napa Valley Passport
Access free tastings, discounts, and special promotions at Napa Valley wineries
Up to 55% Off Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball
Sol Rouge Winery
Sample French-inspired wines and play leisurely games of bocce ball at Sol Rouge's winery tasting room on Treasure Island
78% Off In-Home Wine-Tasting Party with 6 Bottles
Wines For Humanity San Francisco
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
Up to 68% Off Tasting at Leal Vineyards
Palates are introduced to subtle notes of varietals including chardonnay, malbec, and mourvèdre in tasting room on 50-acre estate
Up to 57% Off Tasting and Tour or Bottles of Wine
Pietra Santa Winery
Tours explore winery, concluding with sampling of wines; wine options provide 6 or 12 bottles of 2009 Block H Pinot Noir
Up to 64% Off a Wine Tasting
Vineyard and winery that uses sustainable practices, including dry farming of vines that are more than 150 years old
$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Six Bottles of Reserve Wine
For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off six bottles of wine from the reserve selection.
Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting at Carmel Ridge Winery
Carmel Ridge Winery
Guests sample wines made from grapes grown with a minimum of human intervention and fermented in small lots of French oak barrels
38% Off Wine Tasting
Dawn's Dream Winery
Taste flights featuring several different wines at a charming tasting room in the picturesque town of Carmel-by-the-Sea on the Central Coast
Up to 38% Off at Galante Vineyards Tasting Room
Galante Vineyards Tasting Room
700-acre winery produces a broad range of red and white varietals that couples or quartets can sample before selecting take-home bottles
Up to 72% Off Wine Tasting & Bottles
Mountain View Winery
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
Crepes in San Francisco. Butter chicken in Toronto. The organizers behind Dishcrawl connect people with the local dining scenes of cities across the United States and Canada. They do this in two ways?first, through Dishcrawls, which are self-guided tours to an array of restaurants. Dishcrawl's second method highlights single restaurants through special dinners, giving chefs a chance to dazzle visits with their favourite dishes.
At 2,600 feet up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one might expect to find sprawling views of the ocean and surrounding forest and not flourishing vineyards. Yet there are more than 70 wineries dappling the hills at various altitudes, privy to the dewy, cooling breezes of the sea and the richness of the rocky soil. The San Francisco Chronicle speaks to their scattered presence, deeming them "less a cohesive wine region than a patchwork of vineyards." Still, this characteristic isolation has resulted in "a perfect laboratory for winemaking not held hostage to fashion"—no one style dominates in this rustic setting.
Pinot noirs and chardonnays populate the western front, and the east yields cabernets, merlots, and zinfandels. The majority of the vineyards are small and family owned—a fact reflected in their meticulously bottled libations and the matching sweaters of their holiday photos—but though they exist in chosen hermitage, many of them welcome visitors to their scenic sites. They host weddings, festivals, and open events such as Pathway to Pinot Paradise, a self-guided tour of the pinot noir hotspots.
Coterie Cellars believes part of wine's beauty is tasting the fruits of a tiny parcel of land captured at a certain moment. To that end, they aim to interfere as little as possible in the grape-to-bottle process. In their California vineyards, they harvest and sort clusters by hand and ferment their wines in small batches—red wine in small lots, white wine in individual barrels. They punch the grapes down by hand, using gravity to move wine through the system with as little fining and filtering as possible. The result: bottles of wine named for the vineyards where all of the grapes are grown.
Drinking wine often makes people believe they’re funnier, smarter, and two feet taller than they were when they first saw Matthew McConaughey star in Scorpion King. Heighten up with today’s Groupon: a three-wine flight of your choosing for $9 at Unwined Wine Bar (worth up to $22). Surround yourself with live music and 50 different wines while you learn about the lives and times of society's treasured squashed grapes.
The young crew behind ONEHOPE Wine believes wine can do more than dance with flavor and stain frocks fashioned from fine white camel hair. Each bottle has been instilled with a rich taste and beauty to complement its selflessness. One ONEHOPE box yields one bottle each of California merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, zinfandel, sauvignon blanc, and an exclusive summer white ($18.99 each). The 2008 merlot uses grapes grown in the Lodi and Paso Robles regions, where a cool Pacific fog maintains grape acidity, creating a full flavor that complements its black cherries, plums and figs.
The wine bar's wine, cheese, and small-plate menu rotates two to three times a month, so locals can get a comprehensive understanding of various wines. While the menu may change by the time you visit The Grapevine, the sort of fare you'll be in store for runs the gamut from gourmet grilled cheese sliders ($5 for three) to savory olé flatbread with basil, prosciutto, a balsamic reduction, and shaved Manchego cheese ($5), as well as the sweet marriage of imported brie and homemade fig sauce ($6).