Wine connoisseurs assert that novice tasters should never pair red wine with fish, white wine with red meat, or excessive wine with jury duty. Discover sommeliers’ secrets with this Groupon.
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$69 for a shared wine tour for two (up to $130 value). This 4.5-hour tour includes transportation, tasting fees at three local wineries, and a light snack. Tours must have at least six people signed up to operate.
$40 for $100 toward a private wine tour for up to 12. This customized wine tour costs $50 and up per person and may include special barrel tastings, tours, and a light lunch at any of the Santa Cruz Mountain wineries.<p>
Although Wine d’Tours sometimes features a discounted rate online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Fueled by an enthusiasm for wine and the visual beauty of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Wine d'Tours' owners Diana and Ken Sharma organize tasting tours that celebrate local viticulture. During shared tours, groups accompany docents to three wineries located in Santa Cruz and the surrounding areas. The full-bodied flavors of cabernet and merlot dance across palates while guides reveal the details of wine production at vineyards such as Bargetto Winery, Soquel Vineyard, and MJA Vineyards. Tour groups comprise anywhere from 6–15 visitors, and each day's tour peruses different wineries, allowing avid explorers to revisit the tour for an experience as distinctive as the finish of a vintage Fanta grape.