Wine drinking is an activity that sometimes makes people believe they’re funnier, smarter, and two feet taller than they actually are. Prolong the non-truths with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a wine tasting and tour for two (a $10 value) as well as $40 worth of bottled wine and customized labels at The Winery at Canyon Crest, which was voted Best Winery in 2008 by CityVoters in the Los Angeles area.
Helmed by Kevin and Carolyn Craig, the boutique winery imports grape juices from all over the world, fermenting and transforming each into wine on-site. Peer into the mysterious bottling process during the tour to work up a thirst and follow it up with a tasting that includes five different vintages per person. Afterward, you can adopt one of The Winery's bottled specialties, including Vidal diamond ice wine ($22 per bottle), a sensual sip exploding with fruit flavors derived from grapes that were frozen on the vine, and the Eagle Rock Italian Amarone ($15 per bottle), a blend of varietals that aptly accompanies pizza, steak, or reading Jamie Farr's biography. Wine labels are available for customization, allowing you to personalize a pour to hand out at celebrations for having a baby, getting married, or successfully performing your own dental work.
Unlike tequila shots and shotgunned root-beer floats, wine is a slow sip, making it a more enjoyable libation that tickles your taste buds. Plus, wine can help reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and progression of disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The Winery at Canyon Crest is open six days a week, although reservations are recommended. Call ahead to reserve your spot.
You must be at least 21 years old with a valid ID to redeem this Groupon.
Canyon Crest Winery
At Canyon Crest Winery, you can have just about any kind of wine-related adventure you want. If your main interest is drinking wine, wine-club memberships include one bottle, discounts on wine purchases, and a free tasting each month. Those more interested in the winemaking process can also bottle their own vintage with a personalized label, and others still can simply shop the tasting room for Canyon Crest's varietals, which are made in-house from grapes imported from around the world.
5225 Canyon Crest Dr.
Riverside, California 92507Get Directions