Novices often alter wine's delicate constitution by pairing it with the wrong foods, allowing it to get too warm, or stomping on it to squeeze out more flavor. Explore more refined tasting techniques with this Groupon.
$40 for Admission for Two ($80 Value)
Groupon holders are granted admission to the Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Market on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Each duo departs with two souvenir wineglasses etched with the Coastal Wine Trail logo. At the market-style festival, participants browse the Westport Fairgrounds to learn about the Coastal Wine Trail's nine wineries, as well as enjoy bites of cheese and chocolate from local artisans.
Coastal Wine Trail Market
The Coastal Wine Trail Market gathers together the appellation's nine coastal producers, whose vines speckle hillsides along the southern coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Each winery—Truro Vineyards, Travessia Winery, Coastal Vineyards, Running Brook Winery, Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery, Sakonnet Vineyards, Greenvale Vineyards, Newport Vineyards, and Langworthy Farm Winery—sends representatives bearing bottles and fully housebroken grapes to the Westport Fairgrounds building. Under exposed beams, they greet guests alongside local chocolate, cheese, bread, and other culinary artisans, including Hearth Artisan Bread, Shy Brother's Farm, City Girl Cupcake, and Hana's Honey. Visitors may learn about and perhaps purchase each producer's favored libations—mostly whites and sparkling wines but a few reds—which are characterized by their growing proximity to the coastline and the dual-climatic influences of Gulf Stream waters and the screams of passing waterskiers.