Appalachian Dracula was famously quoted as saying, "I never drink…moonshine." Teach the original Dracula a thing or two with today's deal: for $35, you get a wine tasting for two at Malibu Wines plus a bottle of wine and two wine glasses to take home (up to an $83 total value).
Malibu Wines offers eight varietals of wines grown in the steep, rocky terrain of the Santa Monica Mountains. During the wine tasting for two people, each person is handed a tasting glass ($2 each) and a spread of mauve nectar is presented for glugging. Each person can then choose two flights ($10–$12 per flight, may split between up to four people) from eight different varieties, including cabernet sauvignon, merlot, sauvignon blanc, muscat, and syrah.
You and your drinkelgänger can choose to bring home a bottle of 2002 ($35), 2004 ($33), or 2005 ($29) Semler Cabernet Sauvignon. A wine tasting for two is a wonderful getaway from workday worries. Bring along a good friend, a romantic partner, or a sentient Muppet, and discover a new and indulgent way to relax.
Malibu Family Wines
Eighty-one-thousand vines grow across Malibu Family Wines' 90-acre vineyard, producing eight varietals in total, including cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc, and malbec. Once bottled and corked, many of the vineyard's Semler and Saddlerock wines end up at the tasting room in Los Olivos, a homey space with indoor and outdoor seating, occasional live music, and a large wooden tasting bar where customers are free to smell, sample, and swirl away. Those who enjoy the wines can rejoice knowing there's more where that came from—the vineyard expects to increase its vine total to 100,000 in the near future.