Tasting with Cheese and Cracker Pairing, or $9 for $18 Worth of Bottled Wine at Cascade Winery

Grand Rapids

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In a Nutshell

Wines made from locally procured grapes and other fruit are paired with cheese and crackers or available to take home in bottles

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required for tasting option. Must be 21 or older with valid ID. Must use promotional value in one visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like hearts, wineglasses are fragile, full of goodness, and frequently broken. Live life to the brim with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • For $10, you get a wine tasting for up to four (a $20 value), which includes:
    • Six 1-ounce samples of wine per person
    • Cheese and cracker pairings
  • $9 for $18 worth of bottled wine

During tastings, a host greets guests and explains how the process works. Guests then taste a series of whites, reds, and dessert wines while nibbling on gourmet cheese and crackers.

Guests can also choose to purchase bottles of wine, such as the sangiovese merlot ($15) and the gewürztraminer ($11). Also available are fruit wines, such as the peach, made from local fruit.

Jaden James Brewery

Jaden James Brewery isn't the Bonga family's first foray into the world of sippable fermentation. In the same space where they now create specialty beers, they've spent years crafting wines from the fruits of Michigan's bountiful vineyards and orchards.

"So many people come for the wine, but we often get one half of a couple who says, 'I like beer,'" says Bob Bonga. The brewery's current selection includes a cream ale to be savored between bites of pretzels, a Russian Imperial Stout, and an oatmeal porter that Bob characterizes as "wonderfully dark, with roasted tones of chocolate and coffee." The juice of apples harvested in northwest Grand Rapids goes into hard ciders.

The family also prepares a short list of snacks for visitors. In the future, the Bongas may grow their menu further by distilling their own liquors.

Sniff, swirl, and sip the heady juices of the noble grape