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: for $10, you get a wine tasting for four people (a $20 value), plus up to 25% off wine purchases and 10% off gift shop merchandise at Page Mill Winery in Livermore. The tasting room is open Thursday–Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. Wine tasting is complimentary for Underground Wine Club members.
Page Mill Winery's proprietor, Dane Stark, produces handcrafted wines out of high-quality grapes culled from local vineyards. During the tasting, a quartet of oenophiles can sing the praises of six of Page Mill's current releases, including white wines such as sauvignon blanc and chardonnay, and red wines including pinot noir, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and syrah. Afterward, pick up a case of glorious fermented grape juice at a 25% discount (or single bottles at a 15% discount) to congratulate a pal on successfully joining the circus (bottles start at $18 before discount). A corresponding 10% discount applies throughout the winery's gift shop on items ranging from custom-roasted coffee to blended olive oils.
With Stark's personal supervision of each grape's journey from a wide-eyed newcomer on the vine to its bucolic retirement within a bottle, the winery's fermenting prowess has earned it real estate on the wine shelves of restaurants and wine shops throughout the Bay Area.