Drinking wine is an activity that sometimes makes people believe they’re funnier, smarter, and 2 feet taller than they actually are. Bask in the power of belief with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a 90-minute Vineyards Estate tour and wine tasting for two at Schweiger Vineyards in St. Helena (a $70 value).
Schweiger Vineyards' passionate oenophiles cultivate varietals from 62 acres of volcanic soil using solar-powered technology. Vineyards Estate tours commence with an abridged chronicling of the grape plantation's yesteryears as guests sip house-made chardonnay, with hints of pear, citrus, and oak, and inhale the aromas of lemongrass and pensiveness in the sauvignon blanc. Expeditions then journey through the tank room and on through Schweiger’s underground cellar as adventurers sip flutes of merlot, with cedar and black-pepper notes, and sample a cabernet with a finish as smooth as a velvet pillow coated in shortening. The tour guides at Schweiger Vineyards suggest toting along cameras to capture their breathtaking views that overlook Napa Valley at elevations of up to 2,000 feet.