Wine Tasting in Walnut Creek

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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$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 and Bocce Ball for 4, 8, or 12 at Sol Rouge (Up to 55% 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 $45

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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 48% Off)

Judd's Hill Winery and MicroCrush

Napa

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

$80 $45

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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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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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$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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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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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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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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Wine and Wine Tastings, or Four Bottles of Cellar Wine at Travieso Winery (Up to 70% 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 $15

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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 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 Experience with Take-Home Bottles for Two or Four at Weibel Family Vineyards and Winery (50% 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 $16

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Wine Tasting for Four or Eight with Take-Home Wine at Abundance Vineyard (56% Off)

Abundance Vineyard

Lodi

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

$36 $16

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

Fields Family Wines

Multiple Locations

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

$38 $16

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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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Wine Tastings for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottles at Merlo Family Estate Vineyards (55% 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 $18

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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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Select Local Merchants

Owner Jeff Cohn of JC Cellars has always been interested in the world of wine, but it wasn't until he tasted a Chateauneuf-du-Pape that the cosmos unfurled before him. "To go from tasting only single varietals to a blend really opened my eyes," he wrote in his bio. He started crafting his own wines and tinkering with production methods, experimenting with different yeast strains. Cohn eventually produced the 2003 Rhodes Vineyard Zinfandel, which was named number three on Wine Spectator's Top 100 List—the first time a California Zinfandel had even been in the top 10.

Now, Cohn curates a roster of 21 vintages based on Rhone grape varietals at JC Cellars. The wines are the product of both his own production techniques and time-tested French methods. Visitors to the cellars can gaze upon the aging barrels during tastings led by seasoned wine educators, before taking a bottle home to christen a life-size replica of the Millennium Falcon.

55 4th St
Oakland,
CA
US

After working at a slew of vineyards and wineries, husband-and-wife team Michael and Anne Dashe struck out on their own, building Dashe Cellars on a foundation of more than 40 years of combined experience. Specializing in single-vineyard zinfandels?including the 2011 Todd Brothers Ranch Old Vines Zinfandel, a wine crafted from grapes grown on 50-year-old vines?they use traditional and natural winemaking techniques. Small-lot fermentation and the application of indigenous yeasts, as well as little to no filtration, result in wines that truly reflect their soil, climate, and regional characteristics, such as indecipherable accents. The Oakland tasting room offers visitors the chance to taste the winery's catalog, allowing them to sip samples of current releases and even purchase bottles on site.

55 4th St.
Oakland,
CA
US

Alameda Naval Air Base's Building 24 once housed the latest fighter craft, ready to leap over the stone tidal wall to the south and enter World War II's Pacific Theater. Now the facility's vast, climate controlled interior serves a gentler purpose. It hosts the father and daughter winemaking team, founders and industry veterans Kent and Shauna Rosenblum, who draw grapes from all of California's richest soils to mix and ferment them on San Francisco's doorstep. Taking inspiration from the harbor fortifications still visible in the surf, they call themselves Rock Wall Wine Company.

They put the full 40,000 square feet of the former hangar to use, fermenting grapes in the cellar, loading and draining barrels, and hosting events to show off their collection of more than 30 wines. When they roll up the doors, views extend to the San Francisco skyline, a sunny vision which pairs nicely with Cabernet Sauvignon grown in Napa Valley or Zinfandel harvested in Contra Costa County. The combinations of grapes from all over the state have won a steady stream of awards.

2301 Monarch St
Alameda,
CA
US

Within the Winery Collective's multi-winery tasting room, grape savants uncork the flavorful nuances of liquid harvests hailing from more than 2 dozen of California's boutique wineries from Santa Barbara to Napa Valley. Winemakers and enthusiasts guide palates through wine-flight menus, which are culled from the more than 100 vinos that line the tasting room's walls and, like the political views of a housecat, change daily. The Winery Collective also hosts private and semiprivate parties and corporate events, during which guests mingle and sip in a lofted earth-toned lounge outfitted with crisscrossing wooden shelves that display colorful wine bottles and shapely decanters.

485 Jefferson Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

Based well north of the city in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, Wattle Creek Winery operates a small tasting room in Ghirardelli Square. The glassed-in room is perfect for settling into a glass of estate-grown wine, and the breezy patio offers simple café tables and leafy accents to mellow the mood. The space is more or less a direct pipeline to the house winery’s fertile abundance – and with no initiation fee. There are exceedingly limited releases on offer by the bottle here as well, meaning you can take home some seriously cellar-worthy vintages. Forget trekking all the way up to Sonoma County – Wattle Creek makes wine tasting a bright, cheery, and altogether urban affair.

900 North Point Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

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