Sommeliers recommend that you swirl a glass of wine and inhale its bouquet before throwing it in the face of your enemy. Enjoy pleasures that are worth the wait with this Groupon.
Choose From Three Options
- $79 for a four-hour carriage-led wine-tasting tour with a picnic lunch for one (a $160 value)
- $139 for a four-hour carriage-led wine-tasting tour with a picnic lunch for two (a $320 value)
- $269 for a four-hour carriage-led wine-tasting tour with a picnic lunch for four (a $640 value)<p>
Drivers guide a towering scottish clydesdale down quiet wine-country roads as passengers in the attached carriage sip wine between stops. The carriage stops at up to four local wineries such as Concannon Vineyard, Wente Vineyards, Steven Kent Winery, La Rochelle Winery, and Tamas Estates. At lunchtime, participants can nibble on sandwiches from A Sweet Affair Bakery. Their choice of hearty bread bookends stacks of turkey, cream cheese, and cranberry sauce; cucumbers and bell peppers; or roast beef with spicy mustard and horseradish. The open-carriage journey takes off at Concannon Vineyard at 11:30 a.m. Each carriage transports 12 passengers. Participants are encouraged to dress according to the day’s weather.
Livermore Wine Carriage
Weathered stone walls envelop an old country road. In the distance, rolling hills streaked with ranks of wine grapes—some originally planted more than 100 years ago—spread into the horizon. The independently operated Livermore Wine Carriage invites guests to explore these verdant surroundings while seated in a crimson carriage, a fitting mode of transportation for the rustic expanses.
A scottish clydesdale horse leads the carriage to area wineries, making stops at Concannon Vineyard, Wente Vineyards, or Steven Kent Winery, among other favorites. Staffers greet participants at each winery for wine tastings and tours of the brick, wood, and ivy-draped estate buildings. In warmer seasons, passengers cruise with the carriage top down, and in colder months, drivers erect a curtained cabin and decorate its frame in twinkling white lights.