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 Between Two Options
$24 for a wine-tasting package for 2 (a $48 total value)
- Proprietor tasting for two, including two souvenir glasses (a $20 value)
- One bottle of chardonnay (a $28 value)
$245 for a wine-tasting package for 10 (a $490 total value)
- Legacy tasting for 10 (a $50 value)
- Five bottles of chardonnay (a $140 value)
- Transportation to and from the winery in a luxury bus (a $300 value)
Duos sample five wines from Missouri, California, Oregon, or Washington next to the fireplace in a spacious tasting room. They also take home glasses etched with the Chandler Hill Vineyards logo. Groups of 10 ride in style to the winery and can share five bottles of riesling or chardonnay after their tastings. The shuttle is only available Monday–Friday during normal business hours.
Chandler Hill Vineyards
Chandler Hill Vineyards' rolling, verdant rows of chambourcin and vignoles grapes and placid lakeside views offer visitors a quiet place to get away from it all. Built on land once owned by freed slave Joseph Chandler, the winery still retains the essence of the past. The 5,000-square-foot, lodge-like tasting room stands on the site of Chandler's modest cabin. Century-old artifacts discovered during the excavation, including a shotgun and a Hoveround, remain on display, and stones from the original foundation have been carefully repurposed. As candles in a wrought-iron fixture flicker overhead, guests here sip wines from Missouri and the West Coast and chat by a glowing fire in a large stone fireplace.
In its A-List 2010 feature, St. Louis Magazine said, "We’re fans of many regional wineries, but there’s something about Chandler Hill that feels a little more sophisticated, a little extra tucked-away." Thanks to its lush vineyards, 4,500-square-foot deck for warm-weather relaxation, and events such as live music performances, the secluded spot was named the Most Fun Winery on Ladue News's 2012 Platinum List.