Grapes naturally exist in three forms: solid, liquid, and raisin. Imbibe the fruit's most drinkable state with today's Groupon: for $89, you get a four-hour chauffeured wine tour for one from Uncorked Tours in Temecula (a $229 value).
Uncorked Tours' chauffeured excursions ferry travelers to three of Temecula's renowned wineries in limo party coaches that boast sound systems and two flat-screen TVs. At each winery, customers sample five to six varietals and tour the establishment's barrel room, which provides a glimpse into how the wines lived before taking up residence in people’s insides. Between sipping opportunities, an on-board hostess keeps mouths busy with cheese, crackers, water, fruit, chocolate, and a champagne toast. In addition, she'll memorialize the happenings by taking 50 or more digital photos posted on Facebook for free downloading.
Uncorked Tours' signature offering is a tour of three local wineries held each day. Visitors sample up to 24 award-winning wines, accompanied by a guide who takes photos and answers questions, such as how to grow alcoholic grapes. A similar tour showcases local breweries, while the sunrise hot air balloon tour combines winery stops with an hour-long balloon flight.