Wine connoisseurs assert that novice tasters should never pair red wine with fish, white wine with red meat, or excessive wine with jury duty. Lap up this Groupon in moderate proportions.
$89 for a Four-Hour Chauffeured Wine Tour ($199 Value)
Up to 22 guests tour three Temecula Valley wineries led by an onboard concierge in a luxury limo bus. Champagne, cheese and crackers cleanse palates between tastings, and a professional photographer captures images of the revelry throughout the tour. Tours leave from Villa Del Vino, Embassy Suites, and Barons Market in Temecula at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Friday–Sunday. This Groupon is valid for tour admission for one person.
Lux Limo Company
The chauffeurs at Lux Limo Company safely escort guests throughout the Temecula Valley, following customer-planned routes and organizing trips to local attractions. With bench seating, a surround-sound stereo, and flat-screen displays on each wall, their mobile VIP suite keeps groups comfortable and entertained as they travel to nightclubs and school dances. During daylight hours, the chauffeurs weave through the valley and Old Town Temecula, transporting guests to golf courses, fishing spots, and hot air balloon rides. On wine-tasting tours, groups visit locales including Wilson Creek Winery, which produces estate wines in the shadow of Mount Palomar, and Leonesse Winery, where visitors take in winemaking techniques such as insulting grapes until they cry merlot.