If grapes could talk, they'd recount their dreams, the first time they got plucked, and the first time they felt victimized by nature's rumor mill—the vine. Taste the tales of the grape with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a wine tasting for two and a bottle of '07 Reserve Syrah at Poetic Cellars in Soquel (a $44 value).
Managed by an experienced, hands-on winemaker, Poetic Cellars blends, bottles, and labels their own grape nectars, sourcing fruit from their own vineyard as well as other top-notch local vineyards. After entering the tasting room, customers will be directed to the bar where they'll find a menu of five wines for that day's tasting. This Groupon covers the tasting fees for two people, so customers can bestow co-sipping privileges on a spouse or favorite drinking buddy while imbibing one to two ounces of each wine. The relaxing ambiance of the Santa Cruz Mountains found across the 36-acre winery provides a soothing backdrop for deciphering wine clarity, aroma, and balance while waxing philosophical on deep mysteries such as where babies come from. As a parting gift, customers will receive a bottle of Poetic Cellars' '07 Reserve Syrah, which—like all of their wines—is branded with the poetry of one of the owners.