Like hearts, wineglasses are fragile, full of goodness, and frequently broken. Live life to the brim with this Groupon.
Choose From Three Options
- $35 for a 90-minute wine-tasting seminar for two (an $80 value)
- $64 for a 90-minute wine-tasting seminar for four (a $160 value)
- $72 for a 90-minute wine-tasting seminar for six (a $240 value)<p>
A resident wine connoisseur helms each 90-minute Swirl, Sip, Savour: Beyond the Basics wine seminar, which enlightens attendees on the distinctive traits of six north Lake Erie varietals. While imbibing samples of three reds and three whites, nascent sommeliers learn cuisine- and wine-pairing techniques and helpful wine-buying tips. A smattering of cheese and bread complements each sip.<p>
See a schedule here. Classes run from 1–3 p.m. on specific Saturdays.<p>
Mastronardi Estate Winery
Nestled among 100 acres of lush vineyards that have blossomed for more than 25 years, Mastronardi Estate Winery cultivates 18 different kinds of grapes that resident winemaker Lyse Leblanc transforms into a prize-winning slate of wine varietals. Lakes Erie and St. Clair sandwich the region, naturally maintaining a suitable vine-harvesting climate that yields the building blocks of sweet dessert wines, crisp whites, bold merlot-cabernet amalgams, and sparkling varietals. Visitors tap into a rainbow of elegant elixirs during tours, tastings, and seminars, decamping to the winery's European-inspired tasting boutique, where a knowledgeable staffer points out oft-overlooked subtleties, such as the pinot grigio’s hints of honeydew and longing. Mastronardi Estate Winery donates a portion of proceeds from the floral-inspired Brianjë riesling to the Batten Disease Support and Research Association in memory of the daughter of owners Eadie and Tony Mastronardi.
“Fantastic, very informative!”