Grapes generally have two options in life—be harvested in their prime and fermented into delicious wines, or grow into raisinhood to be shunned in Halloween giveaways. Bask in grapey glory with today's Groupon: for $45, you get The Napa Card—a Napa Valley wine-tasting pass and savings card—from GrapeBomb.com (a $100 value). All offers associated with The Napa Card are redeemable through the end of 2011.
The Napa Card–holders walk the burgundy carpet at more than 30 wineries around Napa Valley and enjoy exclusive savings at local businesses. Wallets stay comfortably nestled in pocket hammocks with complimentary tastings for two at 12 wineries, including Cuvaison, Girard, and Clif Family Winery & Farm. Tour the 2,400-square-foot garage at Revolver Wine Company or soak up the knowledge of Beaulieu Vineyard's guides on a historic tour of their winery, stocked with redwood wine tanks that are more than 100 years old. Savings abound at several other wineries, dousing members with two-for-one tastings and 5%–25% off wine purchases, ideal for restocking gift closets or stocking up for shirt-staining parties.
Grape smashers can enrich their winery-spelunking by taking advantage of included savings on lodging, spa services, dining, and more. Grab a stool at Silo's, where hand-selected wines and local microbrews wash down the sounds of live jazz, blues, reggae, and surprisingly digestible cocktail napkins, or put hot air to good use on rides with Napa Valley Balloons, floating in FAA-certified piloted crafts.