If grapes could talk, they'd recount their dreams, the first time they got plucked, and the first time they felt victimized by nature's rumor mill—the vine. Taste the tales of the grape with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a one-hour winery tour, a wine tasting, and lunch at Woodbridge Winery in Acampo (a $30 value).
Woodbridge Winery's tastings and tours enroll ordinary laymen in a day course that unleashes the close-kept secrets of liquefied grapes. Tipplers start off in the Woodbridge tasting room, where they can sample a rotating quartet of wines typically not available in stores as smiling sommeliers guide untutored taste buds around every flavor note. After a boxed lunch of sandwiches and chips, curious quaffers follow experienced vine wranglers on a one-hour tour of the winery grounds. Like a peek behind the curtain of a magician’s workshop or a trip into the depths of a Wonkaian lollipop mine, the visit includes a look at the pressing operation and the red barrel-aging room.
By the end, you'll have gained a sturdy understanding of one of the world's oldest beverages, as well as the basics of etiquette for wine-tasting and the less common wine-duel. Afterward, patrons can soak up some vitamin D on the scenic picnic grounds or while away an afternoon browsing artisan foods and exclusive clothing, jewelry, and artwork in the Woodbridge gift shop. Tours at Woodbridge Winery, part of Robert Mondavi Wines, depart at 1:30 p.m.
5950 E Woodbridge Rd.
Acampo, California 95220Get Directions