Grape juice magically transforms into wine in the same way milk becomes cheese and a 1972 Dodge Dart becomes an even older 1972 Dodge Dart. Tipple the tasty transformation with today's Groupon: for $37, you get a signature tour and tasting (a $75 value), plus 15% off purchases in the gift shop, at Leonesse Cellars in Temecula. Nestled in the rolling hills and vineyards of Temecula's wine country, Leonesse Cellars invites visitors to enjoy palate-pleasing wines and eye-sating views. Embark on a 90-minute, in-depth tour of Leonesse’s vineyards and fermentation facility while exploring viniculture practices and savoring multiple tastings with cheese and chocolate pairings. At the tour’s conclusion, guests can take in the sights or pinpoint suspicious cloud formations on one of many breathtaking terraces before perusing the gift shop’s wine selection armed with a 15% discount.
- Leonesse was my last sop [sic] on a winery tour, and they really did save the best for last...or at least best in terms of wine flavor. With each swished sip, I was able to clearly pinpoint certain undertones in the beverage. Their blends and ports are crisp, distinct, and bold. – Alison C., Yelp
- Leonesse winery is so picturese [sic] to me. We felt it looked a tuscan landscape. The staff and the wine were great and i will definitely be back to enjoy it again. – davinci4, TripAdvisor
- We were welcomed with a glass of wine where we are then told how wine is made and given a tour of the grounds. This tour was educational and I learned a lot. Everything from the difference between American oak barrels and French oak barrels. Christina S., Yelp
An elegant chateau sits on the hill at the center of Leoness Cellars’ vineyard, overlooking 70 acres lush with grapes. The chateau welcomes guests who come to visit its tasting rooms and serves as a compass of sorts for those who wander too far on walks through the purplish fields. It looks on as couples recite their vows during wedding ceremonies, and it houses a complete production facility where daily tour groups learn about the age-old methods of crushing and aging grapes.