Studying wine grapes in their natural habitat is much more enjoyable than exploring the dank, melancholy caverns of root beer's namesake. Stroll through blissful vineyards with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $15 for a wine-tasting experience for two with engraved souvenir glasses ($36 value)
- $31 for a wine-tasting experience for four with engraved souvenir glasses ($72 value)
- $44 for a wine-tasting experience for six with engraved souvenir glasses ($108 value)
Wine experts explain the winemaking process as visitors sample seven 1-ounce glasses of apple, peach, and ice wine. In between sips, guests cleanse their palates with cheese and other appetizers.
Armstrong Apples Orchard and Winery
Being a health-conscious foodie can be a challenge, because it’s not always easy to determine the history of how and where food is produced. The owners of Armstrong Apples Orchard and Winery have created such a narrative for their clients, growing fruit deeply rooted in their commitments to community and homegrown produce.
Sixteen years ago, they planted their first apple orchard, calling on friends and neighbors aged 8 to 80 for help. Since then, the farm has expanded and now grows 14 varieties of apples, peaches, pears, and grapes, which they serve fresh, baked into pies and turnovers, and pressed into their award-winning wine. Of these libations, apple wine is the owners' specialty, and it ranges from the very dry—best paired with meat—to the cinnamon sweet—best paired with Halloween costumes.
In addition to fresh fruit, baked goods, and adult beverages, the farm boasts entertainment for kids and adults alike, including a playscape and a zorb ball, which is a 12-foot high hamster-ball-like contraption that guests climb inside to travel across an open 5-acre field.
“Cute place, pretty good wines. Loved local support”