Wine, like grape juice and the scintillating scents inside a bakery, is best enjoyed through the complicated aeration system of a curly straw. Sip nature's fermented tang with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a wine-tasting tour for two and one bottle of Tangles wine at The Lucas Winery in Lodi (a $69 value).
Boasting a bevy of organic wines within its solar-powered vineyard, The Lucas Winery welcomes wine enthusiasts to train their palates with taste-toning sips of chardonnay, zinfandel, cabernet, and rosé. Over the course of the 45-minute tasting, guests will swirl glasses, waft wine, and elegantly tipple a minimum of five sippables (a $10 value per person).
Grape connoisseurs also get to peruse the picturesque winery and 3.5 acres of organically farmed vineyard, where they learn about the process of harvesting grapes and aging wine in French oak barrels. At the end of the tour, guests take home a bottle of Tangles wine, a cabernet sauvignon harvested from an organically farmed vineyard in Napa (a $49 value).
Soft notes of blackberry, allspice, and sometimes hints of lavender pair perfectly with lamb, a creamy fettuccine alfredo, and particularly pungent cheese puffs. The Lucas Winery is open for tours and tastings every Thursday to Sunday afternoon.