Just like odorless, toxic gas, your soulmate could be anywhere. Breathe in romance with this Groupon.
$25 for a Speed-Dating Event for Male or Female ($50 Value)
Choose one speed-dating event, which are scheduled for Friday, November 2, and Friday, December 7. Both run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
As of December 4, the December 7 event has been canceled.
Aided by plates of hors d'oeuvres and one complimentary glass of the vineyard's finest from the bar, 10–20 amorous attendees aged 21–37 get to mingle in the pavilion and map out the romantic terrain before sitting down for a series of structured flash-flirts. An intermission gives people a chance to fill out their scorecard and to realize that the person they had such a deep connection with was a mirror. After all speed dates have been sped-dated, everyone turns in their top five matches and will receive an email within 24 hours if any of their matches reciprocate. Instant love connections, however, won't have to wait to go for a moonlight stroll amid the vines.
The Haak Vineyards & Winery website's listed value of $55 plus tax includes a wine tasting. This Groupon reflects the value without the wine tasting.
Haak Vineyards & Winery
Since 1969, when Gladys Haak gave her husband Raymond two concord grapevines to celebrate their 10th anniversary, the couple's namesake vineyard has flourished into 1,800 vines sprawling across three acres. Galveston County's first and only winery transforms grapes into award-winning potions that have earned the attention of the Houston Press and the Dallas Observer. Whether sipped onsite or at various shops and restaurants, the wines grace glasses with a diverse mélange of local blends. Custom labels can be commissioned to personalize each bottle with heartfelt dedications or nutritional information written in iambic pentameter.
The vineyard welcomes thirsty visitors with tours of their verdant vines, 25,000-square-foot workshop, and deli stocked with Boar's Head meats and pungent cheese. Frequent guests reap the exclusive benefits of the winery’s club memberships, which include invitations to special events, first tastings, discounts, and complementary bottles. An event-ready banquet space also sets the scene for memorable weddings and events, with the winery’s chef, Kim Johnson, overseeing catering duties, cake cuttings, and the busboys’ a capella performance of “Take My Breath Away."