Many people are intimidated by wine's subtle flavours and endless varieties, but did you know that it's actually just juice made from vodka-infused grapes? Learn other things my cousin told me about with this Groupon.
$79 for a Winemaking Experience ($159 Value)
On your first visit, choose from a selection of red and white wines or a list of Orchard Breezin Fruit Wines—the selection runs the gamut from Californian chardonnay to pomegranate-wild-berry zinfandel. The staff starts off the process, and clients need not visit again until the process is complete—approximately four to five weeks later. During the second and final visit, bottle and package up to 23 litres of wine with corks and foils that are included in the package; 30 labels can be ordered during the first visit for an additional $3 charge.
Sheppard Wine Works
Sheppard Wine Works puts the winemaking process in the hands of its customers. With a wide variety of RJ Spagnol juices and concentrates to choose from, visitors can create their favourite types of vino, whether it's a Californian cabernet or a Seville orange sangria. Once the varietal has been chosen, Sheppard Wine Works’ staff takes care of the nitty-gritty, fermenting concoctions for up to six weeks before bottling them, corking them, and teaching them to speak French. Clients may also customize the look of their resulting batch of bottles by choosing little details such as the foil colour and label image. For more experienced vintners, the shop also offers a selection of winemaking kits to use at home.