Having a partner turns bouncing a ball into a tennis match, a monologue into a conversation, and a bear attack into a slightly longer bear attack. Experience the power of pairing with today’s Groupon: for $27, you get a Highflyer wine tasting for two (a $24 value) with two cheese or chocolate pairing plates (a $30 value) at Somerston Wine Co. in Yountville (a $54 total value).
Somerston Wine Co. stocks its modern, ranch-style tasting room with casks reflecting the diverse yield of local vineyard blocks. Set taste buds to “sommelier” with a Highflyer wine tasting, which features 2-ounce samples of eclectic vintages including the fruity and floral grenache blanc 2009, the chocolate-toned Centerline 2007 red blend, and the cherry-laden pinot noir 2008. Two plates of artisanal cheeses, locally dried fruits, and pistachios, or local chef Chris Kollar's chocolates accompany sips of wine, which guests may nosh outdoors, on the rooftop terrace, or in the ranch’s replica bathysphere.
Inspired by Somerston Estate's 1,628-acre farmed ranch, the Yountville tasting room transports visitors to bygone saloons yet retains hints at the natural, earthy notes found in sips of its wine. Ringed with pieces of contemporary artwork, the wine bar moonlights as a gallery and hosts live music and birthday parties for newborn corks on Thursday evenings.
6490 Washington St.
Yountville, California 94599Get Directions