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 today's Groupon to Chateau Bianca Winery in Dallas. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a winery tour with wine and appetizer pairing for one (a $60 value).
- For $55, you get a winery tour with wine and appetizer pairing for two (a $120 value).
Chateau Bianca Winery's knowledge-filled guides introduce palates to delectable grapey glugs during a tour and tasting that leads adventurers deep into the world of wine. As interested oenophiles meander through the production facility and its sprawling vineyards, blue mountains bleed into the horizon and bacchanal partygoers set fire to low-hanging clouds in the distance. After exploring the accumulated secrets of the Wetzel Estate’s four winemaking generations, guests lounge in a private tasting room, sipping selections from an impressive wine list that's home to several pinot noirs, a dry and aromatic chardonnay, and a gewürztraminer that holds aromas of flowers and citrus. Elusive wine flavors emerge as guides bring out plates laden with appetizers, each of which is more than happy to be gracefully devoured.
Chateau Bianca Winery
No strangers to the art of winemaking, the Wetzel family’s roots run deep into the vineyards that surround their winery. For four generations, they have crafted award-winning wines in Germany, and for the last 35, they have called Oregon home. Chateau Bianca Winery peeks out from the Willamette Valley, where pinot noir grapes flourish across the estate vineyards. These carefully cultivated grapes eventually fill bottles with varietals such as the 2009 Chateau Bianca Estate pinot blanc, a dry, clean-finishing wine that makes a refreshing apertif.
Guests visit the tasting room to sample some of Chateau Bianca’s wines, where each day a rotating selection of six bottles are uncorked for swirling and sipping. On days when the summer sun dapples the fields and shimmers playfully off Bacchus’s lampshade hat, sippers relax on the outdoor patio to enjoy a glass or share a bottle while looking out across rows of vines.