Like hearts, wineglasses are fragile, full of goodness, and frequently broken. Live life to the brim with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20.90 for a premium wine tasting and cheese-pairing presentation for two (a $40 value)
- $38.50 for a premium wine tasting and cheese-pairing presentation for four (an $80 value)
Guests take their time savoring the floral undertones of award-winning wines as a wine presenter demonstrates how to pair them with an assortment of cheeses. Available any day of the week from noon to 6 p.m., the presentation takes place in the vineyard's historic 200-year-old estate. Customers can also walk around and take in the ground's views, including the barrel room.
After graduating from Vassar College in 1997, vintner Tom Carroll Jr. continued his education in California, where he taught himself about viticulture and enology to achieve a lifelong dream of opening a winery. Three years later, he returned to his hometown to found Crossing Vineyards on a plot of land situated a short distance from George Washington’s Delaware River crossing. The winery mingles historic charm and pastoral surroundings with modern technologies, such as a sterile HVAC bottling system and solar-energy panels. Tom and his parents, also co-owners, built the facility around eco-friendly winemaking practices, such as composting waste and using cover crops, a technique that prevents topsoil erosion and helps vintners sing the young grapevines to sleep.
Crossing Vineyards' European-style wines have won more than 115 awards in both national and international competitions over the past 12 years. The winery offers tastings and wine-pairing classes in an onsite educational area and hosts an annual summer wine-and-music series on its sprawling, 15-acre property.