Studying wine grapes in their natural habitat is much more enjoyable than exploring the dank, melancholy caverns of root beer's namesake. Stroll through blissful vineyards with this Groupon.
$34.50 for Wine Tasting Package for Two with Self-Guided Tour ($69 Value)
- Wine tasting for two, including 12 ounces of wine per person
- Two bottles of wine—picked by guests
- Self-guided tour of the vineyard grounds, with input from available grape pickers, vintners or enologists
Wine-tasting packages may be redeemed on Saturdays from June through August; the vineyard is open from 12-4 p.m. every Saturday. Grape pickers, vintners, or enologists are subject to availability. A vineyard map is provided for the self-guided tour which customers may use to match vines with wines.
Waterman Winery and Vineyards, Inc.
Today, Waterman Winery and Vineyards, Inc. is a 12-acre vineyard, lush with 40 varieties of primarily French-American grapes. However, in 1998, the winery began as something else entirely—a fanciful idea in the minds of three middle school teachers nearing retirement. After spending years specializing in agriculture, chemistry, and social sciences, they banded together to found the winery, outfitting it with eco-friendly production techniques that have earned them various sustainability awards. Nowadays, the team produces a wide variety of wines, from cherry wine and spiced reds to crisp whites. Visitors can sample the eco-friendly wines during on-site tastings, or purchase bottles to take home and sip on their own time.
11582 Waterman Rd
Waterman, Illinois 60556