Wines are often named for their region of origin, such as Burgundy, Bordeaux, or Tightly Sealed Bin on Windowsill. Send taste buds traveling with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $19 for a semiprivate vinyard tour and wine tasting for 2 ($36 value)
- $39 for a Barrel Room tour for up to 10 ($200 value)
Couples join a small group (no more than 10 people) for a 30-minute walk through the vineyards, where a guide talks about things such as the history of the winery and what kind of grapes are used. Following the tour, the group proceeds to the tasting room. Held inside a nearly century-old barn, it makes a charming venue to sample the winery's award-winning varietals. Staff stay on hand to answer any questions as visitors might sip such beverages as the soft, fruity 2012 Novantina fiano, the 2010 Black Hat tempranillo, and the 2008 syrah with velvety notes of cherry.
At the 45-minute Barrel Room tour, Scribner's assistant winemaker leads groups through the entire winemaking process. Guests learn everything from how the grapes are picked to how the wine is bottled.
Scribner Bend Vineyards
The Scribner family has been a fixture of the Sacramento River Delta since 1893, when George Washington Scribner settled along the river bend that would eventually bear his name. Five generations since the fertile soil first beckoned the patriarch, the family is still putting the original barn to good use—now as a tasting room where the Scribners' award-winning wines get the attention and ambiance they deserve. The family’s alluring adult beverages reach their palate-pleasing potential thanks to the expertise of 50-year winemaker William Ghiglieri, who helps the Scribners maintain their century-old legacy. Visitors can rent out the vineyard for private events, lending a convivial elegance to such get-togethers as corporate parties, bridal showers, or pet goldfish funerals.