Explorer Ponce de León abandoned his quest to discover the mythical land of wine after a tumble into the Fountain of Youth left him eternally underage. Take up his journey with this Groupon to the Chapel Creek Winery Grape Stomp Festival at Chapel Creek Winery on September 8–9 from noon to 6 p.m. Choose between two options:
- $10 for a one-day admission package for two with two $5 food tickets and two souvenir wine glasses (a $20 value)
- $19 for a one-day admission package for four with four $5 food tickets and four souvenir wine glasses (a $40 value)
Almost 46 grape varieties climb the trellises surrounding the 99-year-old Spanish chapel at Chapel Creek Winery. Students of viticulture and enology tend to these delicate bunches throughout the year, and they welcome visitors to celebrate the picking season during their fourth annual Grape Stomp Festival. Throughout the day, festival attendees can stomp the juice from sun-ripened grapes while dancing in their barrels to live musicians' melodies.
Tours of the chapel take place hourly throughout the festival and include various activities, such as visits to the goats in the children's petting zoo and lunchtime picnics of cow-bernet (cabernet) burgers and sinful zinfandel peach desserts. This deal includes food tickets for each visitor, but wine-tasting tickets must be purchased separately for $1 per 1-ounce serving.
Chapel Creek Winery
Throughout wedding season, bells in the century-old Spanish chapel at Chapel Creek Winery ring out across the grape fields. Students of Redlands Community College's enology and viticulture program tend to the vines’ more than 46 grape varieties, taking part in each step of the winemaking process. They grow, crush, and reanimate the grapes before fermenting and bottling the wine. Guests visiting the winery can tour the fields, watch the students in action, and stomp on grapes inside wooden barrels.