To make un-fine wine, simply place grapes beneath a silk pillow, repeatedly mash your head against it, and then wring the pillowcase into a nearby mouth. Taste fine, house-blended wines with this Groupon.
$39 for a Blend-It-Up Wine-Blending Experience ($80 Value)
At the blend-it-up experience, gurus first teach the basics of wine tasting before letting participants mix and match any of the available wines, including pinot grigio and shiraz, to develop their own blended varietals. The experience continues as guests cork, foil, and slap commemorative labels on their bottles of wine to take home (varietal selected by their Wine Maker). Appetizers stand at the ready to complement sips from these delicious Frankenwines.
Participants also receive 10% off wine bottles and batches purchased the same day, putting the dream of a backyard wine pool a step closer. Limited to six people, blend-it-up experiences are held by reservation on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Vintner's Cellar Custom Winery of Greater Sacramento
Imbibers don't just sniff, swirl, and sip their wine at Vintner's Cellar Custom Winery—they make it themselves. During this unique process, Vintner's experienced staffers guide customers through the first steps of the fermentation process. After six to eight weeks, aspiring winemakers pour their batch into between 24 and 30 bottles, which they then emblazon with custom-designed labels or tribal-themed temporary tattoos.
Vintner's Tuscan-style whites, reds, and dessert wines are also available by the glass, bottle, and half-bottle during regular tastings. A trim food menu brims with cheese platters and chocolate-wine truffles that pair perfectly with wines made from California's most well-adjusted grapes. Winemaking and pairing are taught in a Blend-it-Up Experience, during which customers create unusual flavor profiles by mixing different wines together.