Wines, like a comfortable T-shirt or a hard candy left to ripen under the couch, only get better with age. Taste the passing of time with today's Groupon from My Party Bus. Tours start at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, departing from and returning to the parking lot at the Target on West 11th Avenue. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get a four- to five-hour winery tour for one (an $80 value).
- For $75, you get a four- to five-hour winery tour for two (a $160 value).
Professional drivers at My Party Bus chauffeur revelers 21 and older safely between winemaking meccas in a luxurious limo bus. Winery outings begin inside the gleaming black bus, where groups of up to 20 tannin lovers get acquainted and describe their favorite wine stains around a loop of low-lit banquettes. The obsidian road yacht coasts along a circuit of three area wineries, allowing passengers to savor a tasting of 8–10 glasses at a winery of their choice and augment their palate's reach by purchasing tastings at the other two (an additional $5 each). Rides may potentially stop to sample mellow hints of cherry from the Pinot Fusion at Sweet Cheeks Winery or study how Domaine Meriwether produces sparkling wine via the traditional methode champenoise. The Sarver Winery plots a total of 20,000 vines on 35-acres stretching across the South Willamette Valley, and King Estate bottles certified-organic varietals on a 1,033-acre fiefdom.
My Party Bus provides bottled water and ice for all riders, and also stocks the vehicle with wine glasses to toast purchases from any of the stops. Travelers should bring picnic lunches and additional beverages from home to prevent themselves from succumbing to Dionysian urges and feasting on wooden fences and sprinkler systems.
My Party Bus
The best kind of party is one that rocks the dance floor. On My Party Bus, the floor is always moving as the bus cruises to its destination. The bus comes equipped with comfortable seating for 20 people, ice, wine and beer openers, and cups, and a full set of speakers to get riders moving to the music. The party can head to the prom, weddings, or bachelorette parties, or just have the bus drive them around town to create a party on wheels. Drivers can also lead tours around Lane County's coolest sites including outdoor retreats, wineries, and pubs.