Apparently, Americans like paying to be locked in a room, then solving puzzles to escape from it. What could be better than that, you might be asking yourself? Why, with a glass of wine in hand, of course.
There are an estimated 2,300 “escape room” experiences currently operational in America. In an age of video games and VR bars, it’s a pretty impressive number, made all the more startling by the fact that there were just 22 operational in 2014.
Sonoma County winery Chateau St. Jean is now offering “an escape room like no other,” according to its website. Available Friday through Monday for groups of six to 12 people, guests have 60 minutes to unlock the “secret of the Chateau” by solving a range of puzzles and riddles using hints and clues.
Before entering, guests enjoy a glass of sparkling wine followed by a second glass when they unlock the experience’s second room. The prize for escaping and unlocking the Chateau’s secret? More wine! A flight of it, to be precise.
Tickets for the Unlock the Chateau experience are $60 per person, and are offered via the winery’s website. If you’re looking to plan the office’s festive team building activity, this escape room could be the perfect answer. (Just try not to overindulge this year please, Brad!)