Like choosing a prom date, choosing a favorite wine necessitates sampling a variety to determine which one will produce the nicest bouquet. Enjoy the fruits of competitive courting with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $9 for a wine tasting for two with take-home glasses, redeemable Tuesday through Friday (an $18 value)
- $9 for a wine tasting for two with take-home glasses, redeemable Saturday and Sunday (an $18 value)
- $15 for a wine tasting for four with take-home glasses, redeemable Tuesday through Friday (a $36 value)
- $15 for a wine tasting for four with take-home glasses, redeemable Saturday and Sunday (a $36 value)
Hosts inform learners about the winery’s vinifera and French-hybrid grapes, imbuing guests with knowledge, just as alcohol imbues karaoke singers with confidence. Sippers taste one of each wine on Haight-Brown’s menu, which may include a riesling, chardonnay, Honey Nut Apple, and Covertside White. After the tasting concludes, visitors can take a keepsake glass home to remember their wild night of learning about wines and the vineyard where they were cultivated.
Since opening in 1975, Haight-Brown Vineyard has churned out 2,000 cases of grape-based libations each year from its nearly 10-acre vineyard and welcomed visitors into its rustic, cottage-like wine house. Emphasizing vinifera and French hybrid grapes, the state’s first-established winery creates a selection of wines that include the Big Red, a bold syrah; the Morning Harvest, a rich malbec; and Honey Nut Apple, a traditional apple wine that incorporates local honey and cinnamon. Vintners share their time-tested expertise during regular classes that teach aspiring oenophiles about a variety of vintages and techniques for cheese and chocolate pairing. Amid the tasting room’s wood accents and crackling stone fireplace, customers sample vintages and attempt to describe taste sensations with adjectives such as “silky” or “very different from milk.”