Identifying different flavor notes in wine is a mark of refinement, like discerning the pedigree of a horse by its taste in jazz. Sip on singular vintages with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for a Grapes to Glass winery tour for two with one cheese and cracker platter and two souvenir wineglasses (a $30 total value)
- $29 for a Grapes to Glass winery tour for four with two cheese and cracker platters and four souvenir wineglasses (a $60 total value)
Winery tours (a $5 value/person) leave at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. daily, and allows visitors to gain invaluable insight into the winemaking process from the vine to the bottle. After the tour, visitors receive platters of cheese and crackers to share (a $7 value/person), as well as souvenir wineglasses with the vineyard’s logo (a $3 value/glass).
Nestled into the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, CrossKeys Vineyards' flourishing grapevines and Tuscan-style winery lie surrounded by panoramic views of the Blue Mountains. The staff painstakingly tends to these fields, harvesting grapes at the peak of ripeness and stowing away their nectars in oak or stainless steel barrels to coax out the varietals' vibrant flavors. CrossKey’s experts use new and used French or American oak barrels to add extra depth and richness to their wines, mellowing the chardonnay's pear-tinged acidity with hints of vanilla, and softening the petit verdot's tannins for a silken, yet robust mouthfeel. In the tasting room, visitors can sample an array of wines while noshing on a menu of sandwiches and local cheeses, or head out onto the outdoor patio to enjoy sips amid cool breezes and birds chirping “Red, Red Wine.”