Thanks to cartoons, many Americans believe that the correct way to taste wine is to take a sip, then witness something so shocking that it causes them to involuntarily expectorate. Skip the spit takes and sample wine correctly with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a wine tasting for two (valued at $15 per person) plus up to $25 toward a bottle of Waterstone wine at Taste at Oxbow, an attractively furnished wine salon in downtown Napa. Inside the eco-friendly lounge—which was designed with sustainable, energy-efficient materials—two tasters can sample a quintet of pours from the 10 available grapey brews, which include Waterstone's 2007 merlot ($18/bottle), 2006 syrah ($22/bottle), and the 2005 reserve cabernet sauvignon ($60/bottle). After the tasting, guests will have an extra $25 to use for securing their choice of the 10 bottles; a 30% discount on any additional wine or merchandise is also included.
- What a great tasting room! New, clean, and contemporary. The staff is very knowledgeable and there is plenty of room for all your friends. Great wines at even better prices. – Kristin K., Yelp
- I was greeted warmly by an educated staff who truly are passionate about wine and I actually learned quite a bit in my leisurely stroll through the delicious tasting options. They have a lot of rare European varietals that I have not seen anywhere else. – Free M., Yelp
Taste at Oxbow
The open wine tasting salon Taste at Oxbow aims to expand palates with an eclectic menu of wines chosen to accompany artisanal cheeses and gourmet food items. Energy-efficient fixtures illuminate the salon's olive and merlot-toned walls, which owe their hues to chemical-free paints.
708 First St.
Napa, California 94559Get Directions