Before it was tamed, the wild grape was the scourge of the valleys, mocking the looks of recently sheared sheep and running away with farmers' sons. Drink to the fruits of cultivation with today's Groupon: for $20, you get 10 pounds of you-pick grapes (a $40 value) at Mitillini Vineyards in Live Oak. Today’s deal expires in less than two months.
Mitillini Vineyards invites visitors to hand-pick grapes from the lush, scenic rows of vines dotting the property's 20 acres. After traversing the terrain and obtaining 10 pounds of organic muscadine grapes, guests can take their spoils home and apply the fruit toward the creation of jelly, juice, wine, or antioxidant-rich tuxedo stains. Mitillini Vineyard's you-pick operation is open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weeknights and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, allowing families to visit the vineyard together in preparation for the kids' upcoming reading of The Grapes of Wrath.