George Orwell famously wrote about wine, “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a grape’s face—forever.” Have fun proving him right with this grape-smashing Groupon.
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 wine tasting and tour for six (a $180 value) <p>
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.
Otherwise, groups of six can tour the winery and sample a selection of Desert Moon Vineyards’ Colorado wines. All of the above three Groupons come with a 10% discount on wine and gifts purchased in the gift shop.<p>
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.