What You'll Get
Famed Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon was forced to forgo his quest for the mythical land of wine after an accidental tumble into the fountain of youth left him eternally underage. Take up his abandoned journey with today’s Groupon for a wine tasting at Hamilton Oaks Vineyard in Trabuco Canyon. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a wine tasting for two (a $30 value) plus 20% off any one bottle of wine.
- For $25, you get a wine tasting for four (a $60 value) plus 20% off any one bottle of wine.
Hamilton Oaks Vineyard is operated by a family of oenophiles, who crafts a selection of fine wines culled from quality grapes in the nearby Trabuco Canyon. During the tasting, proprietors spin a tale of the vineyard’s history before breaking out five different wines as an aperitif. Some tasters may get a chance to tour the barrel room, a cool, dimly lit chamber of French-oak barrels that are used to age the wines for 20–34 months or until each grape sees it own shadow. The tasting itself takes 45–60 minutes. Picnic with a packed lunch on the sun-dappled outdoor deck, or use a 20% discount to purchase a bottle of cabernet, chardonnay, or zinfandel ($17+) to surprise your favorite mailman.
No pesticides or herbicides are ever used in Hamilton Oaks Vineyard’s horticultural process. Instead, a variety of nature’s creatures guard and protect the precious grapes; ladybugs keep unwanted insects at bay, and snakes and red-tailed hawks bounce fake-ID-carrying gophers during the day.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 24, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Must be 21 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Hamilton Oaks Winery
Since the first vines began to climb across Hamilton Oaks Winery in 1989, Ron and Connie Tamez worked with a dedication to craft a selection of fine wines. Having sworn off pesticides and herbicides, the two collaborated with ladybugs and red-tailed hawks that thrive by devouring crop-threatening pests.
Visitors to the Hamilton Oaks Winery are welcome to sample varietals such as chardonnay, zinfandel, and cabernet sauvignon during tastings at the historic farmhouse, which has been on the land since the 1920s. Those fields also contain an orchard and mission and malbec grapevines. The space holds up to 400 people, and it's sometimes available for weddings and other events.