Sommeliers recommend that you swirl a glass of wine and inhale its bouquet before throwing it in the face of your enemy. Enjoy pleasures that are worth the wait with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $19 for two tickets to the Monster’s Ball (a $40 value)
- $38 for four tickets to the Monster’s Ball (an $80 value)
- $57 for six tickets to the Monster’s Ball (a $120 value)
On Saturday, October 27, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests commune with spirits straight from the vintners’ cellars in an afternoon and evening of catered dining and holiday celebrations. They'll decode a perplexing trail of clues in the scavenger hunt, and a wineglass relay race challenges speed, balance, and willingness to hand over a wineglass. A barbecue grilling contest and appearance by guitar-slinging Huck Flyn, the “Rock 'n' Roll Comedian,” complete the frightful festivities. Throughout the night, guests can sample wine, as well as catered sandwiches overflowing with fresh veggies and deli meats from Donkey J's Deli.
For four generations, the Watts family has been growing grapes beside the Mokelumne River, and their fresh and fruity wines have drawn accolades at state and county fairs across the country. They began by simply growing grapes for other wineries and their pet bats before their first efforts at fermentation, and their long experience in viniculture show in a fruit-focused philosophy that seeks to draw out the best properties of their riverside microclimate. An intimate, recently built tasting room done up in vernal green welcomes oenophiles to try the latest blends or a sip from the Butterfly line, whose proceeds help support pediatric-cancer research.