Two-Hour Wine-Tasting Class for Two, Four, or Six at Desert Moon Vineyards (Up to 57% Off)

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In a Nutshell

In a hands-on tasting-and-pairing class, sommeliers instruct guests in the intricacies of wine vintages and flavors in a rustic barrel room

The Fine Print

Expires May 22nd, 2013. Limit 3 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must be 21 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Three Options

  • $30 for a hands-on wine-tasting class for two (a $60 value)
  • $56 for a hands-on wine-tasting class for four (a $120 value)
  • $78 for a hands-on wine-tasting class for six (a $180 value)

At Desert Moon Vineyards, patrons dabble in the art of nosing, tasting, and pairing wines cultivated in the high altitudes of the Rocky Mountains with a calendar of immersive classes. A sommelier leads classes and fuels holiday revelry in the winery's rustic barrel room, which is strewn with aromatic oak barrels and wafts of fruity fermentation. During each two-hour session, students sharpen their palates and hone their bouquet-detection abilities to the level of Bacchus's bloodhound while imbibing four samples of vino and noshing on snacks. The Learning to Taste class establishes a firm palate foundation with instruction on sight, smell, and flavor identification, and pairing classes match libations with cheeses and chocolates as participants master how to harmonize flavors like a conductor leading a choir made up of cupcakes. After each session, guests peruse the winery's selection of locally made wine. Newly minted oenophiles can take advantage of a 10% discount on wine and gifts purchased in the tasting room and 20% off cases of preferred fermented flavors to supplement solstice festivities or bolster cellar supplies to enjoy during the coming months.

Desert Moon Vineyards

Desert Moon Vineyards, named after the founders watched a full moon rise over the Grand Mesa, inspires palates with wines grown in a 10-acre vineyard and nearby Colorado plots. In the arid Grand Valley countryside, the vino experts harvest cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and syrah in small batches with sustainable farming methods, such as minimal spraying and hand picking.

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