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.
$33 for Five Bottles of Autumnal Wines ($66.80 Value)
Presorted packages of wine contain five dry, red wines for cooling autumnal months: a 2006 heritage collection, a 2005 cabernet sauvignon, the award-winning 2005 chambourcin, a 2004 RA Faltz vintner reserve, and Big Terra’s Dry Red.
Fox Valley Winery, Inc.
When you think of Illinois, you might not think of a vineyard capable of yielding award-winning wine, but that’s exactly what you get with the Faltz Family Vineyard, which supplies Fox Valley Winery. The vineyard produces the grapes for wines that have won various awards in national and international competitions.
The vineyard, located about 20 miles away in Sheridan, supplies grapes through its more than 25 acres of vines draped across the rock-ribbed ledges of the Fox River Valley. This is where the Faltz family, their friends, and their employees spend many days coaxing the crop through the long growing season, checking for proper chemistry, and harvesting the grapes before they turn into talking raisins.