Studying wine grapes in their natural habitat is much more enjoyable than exploring the dank, melancholy caverns of root beer's namesake. Stroll through blissful vineyards with this Groupon.
$29 for Food-and-Wine-Pairing Class for Two with Cellar Tour ($80 Value)
The Principles of Wine and Dine class teaches students how to pair libations with meats, gourmet cheeses, and bread. Guests then meander between sunny rows of elegant vines and into the cool cellar to learn about world-class vintages.
Sand Castle Winery
Planted by hand in the 1980's, 56,000 special seedlings spiral toward the sun, spawning bundles of grapes that wait to be plucked and transformed into casks of delicious libations. The owners of the elegant winery and castle welcome guests to absorb the sight of the scenic vineyard, and step into the cool, climate-controlled cellar, before heading to the tasting room to sample wine. Large tasting rooms and an outdoor pavilion can also host private events on the regal grounds.