Wine tastings allow you to try a wide variety of flavors without commitment, much like taking a small bite out of every type of Jelly Belly jellybean at the candy store. Develop a diverse palate with today’s Groupon to Treehouse Vineyards in Monroe. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get a winery tour for two, plus one take-home bottle of wine (a $25 value).
- For $22, you get a winery tour for four, plus two take-home bottles of wine (a $50 value).
- For $30, you get a winery tour for six, plus three take-home bottles of wine (a $75 value).<p>
The winery-tour outing includes: * A tour of the vineyard * A wine tasting * Wine glasses for each guest<p>
Grape ranchers Phil and Dianne Nordan uncork six varieties of wine on pristine farmland with a tree house for overnight guests. Every one of the Nordan’s varietals are culled from native muscadine grapes, including one strain claiming centuries-old lineage from The Mother Vine in Manteo. Nurtured with organic fertilizer, the vineyard ultimately fills bottles with concoctions ranging from the Crystal Creek dry chardonnay to the bolder Table Shack Red. A wine tasting allows a group of up to six friends, relatives, or half of 2011’s employees of the month to taste the ambrosias on offer. Guests sample all six wines, then get a bottle or three of their favored grape potions, ideal for romantic dinners or as a substitute for pancake syrup.
With the winery tour, guests explore Treehouse Vineyards’s inner workings, from the vats of fermenting grape libations to the casks of wine. A knowledgeable guide explains the process from vine to glass while showing visitors the rooms, machinery, and grape-stained scrolls necessary to craft the bouquet of flavors in each varietal. Each visitor will also head home with no less than one souvenir wine glass supplied by Treehouse Vineyards.
Grape ranchers Phil and Dianne Nordan preside over a rotating flock of wines, which fuel the sounds of clinking glasses in their treehouse nestled high in the arms of a towering oak on their land. A treehouse aficionado from an early age, Phil decided to build a treehouse for adults on his farm in 1999, equipping it with furniture, an indoor fireplace, and phone. Later, after growing vines on the farm’s land for more than 50 years, the duo decided to plant a vineyard in 2004, and thus Treehouse Vineyards was born.
Many of the Nordan’s wines are culled from native grapes, including one strain claiming centuries-old lineage from the Mother Vine in Manteo. Nurtured with organic fertilizer, the vineyard’s crew ultimately fills bottles with concoctions ranging from its Crystal Creek magnolia muscadine to the bolder Tack Shack Red, perfect for toasting a special occasion or christening a spouse’s shoe before they go to work. Other varietals include cabernet sauvignons, merlots, and dulcet riesling. Down the hill overlooking the pond rests Papa’s Dream Treehouse, one of the property’s two secluded treetop bungalows straight from the pages of a child’s imagination. Available for overnight rentals only, the treehouse boasts a grill, kitchenette, and lofted bedroom for an all-encompassing visit.
The vineyards are small, but their wines tote a big impact. The muscadine grape is unique in its natural sweetness.Ashley Sneed, Carolina Girl blog, 7/21/11
Take an afternoon to tour the sloping hills of the rural winery, and don't miss the huge tree house for which the vineyard is named.Ashely Talley, City's Best Charlotte, 5/23/11
“workers were pleasant and the experience was great--knowledge about how the vintage began and how it's doing great now. excellent stories were told ,during the wine...”
“workers were pleasant and the experience was great--knowledge about how the vintage began and how it's doing great now. excellent stories were told ,during the wine tasting, which held great interest.”
“Great location...great wine...great time!”
“Great place, pack a picnic basket and enjoy great wine.”
301 Bay St.
Monroe, North Carolina 28112Get Directions