True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, identify flawed bottles, and cry pure chardonnay. Become one with the grape with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for a two-hour wine-education class for two ($100 value)
- $75 for a two-hour wine-education class for four ($200 value)
At the beginning of the two-hour class, instructors give a brief overview of the history of winemaking and discuss the process of turning grapes into wine as they lead a tour of the facilities. After the tour, the class retires to the tasting room for cheese ‘n’ crackers paired with a sampling of wines fresh from the cellar poured into souvenir glasses. Based upon current availability, a broad selection of wine for sampling helps students understand wine ingredients and which flavors appeal to their personal palates.
Cardinal Hollow Winery
Chris, Cardinal Hollow Winery's owner and winemaker, ferments more than 2,000 gallons of juice each year to fill the facility's wood-paneled, cabin-like interior and its tasting room with more than 25 innovative varieties of the potent potable. Both independently and as part of the grape-cobbled highway of the Montgomery County Wine Trail, Cardinal Hollow invites visitors to wet their whistles at tastings and nourish brain orchards in classes. A two-hour lesson includes a full tour of the facilities such as the tasting room, which can be rented for parties of up to 100 people. Along with a tasting, guests will be given an overview of the history and the process of winemaking. During the class, oenophiles sink incisors into salty cheese and crackers while absorbing lessons on wine-and-food pairings at a bar that's supported by sturdy wine barrels. Guests can also peruse Cardinal Hollow wearables at the winery’s retail shop or groove to the live music that permeates the air about once a month.