What You'll Get
Wine was once such an expensive commodity that the rich conspicuously spilled it on their golden capes instead of wasting it invisibly in their stomachs. Afford enough wine to braggadociously spill it with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one bottle of wine and a tasting for two at Fernwood Cellars in Gilroy (up to a $45 value).
Nestled in among redwood trees at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Fernwood Cellars prides itself on its high-quality processes, using only grapes grown on-site and only premium oak barrels for aging. Veteran vintner Matt Oetinger oversees the winemaking process from grapes to bottle, looking after each batch of fermented nectar like a proud parent at a children’s roller-derby bout. Great for a spending a romantic afternoon with a wine-loving date or boldly confronting a grape phobia before it ruins another trip to the supermarket, a visit to the estate allows sippers to get a taste of potable delight before toting home a chosen bottle. Today’s Groupon can be redeemed for a bottle of chardonnay, zinfandel, syrah, or il cane.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 5, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must be 21 or older. Not valid for all wines. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.