Like Mike Tyson, wine is usually robust, is often boxed, and should never influence tattooing decisions. Imbibe the spirit of a champion with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $18 for souvenir glasses, one cheese and cracker plate, and $20 gift card for two (a $37 value)
- $25 for souvenir glasses, two cheese and cracker plates, and $20 gift card for four (a $54 value)<p>
Willowcroft Farm Vineyards equips each visitor with a souvenir wine glass and fills plates with morsels of cheese and crackers. With a $20 gift card, guests can purchase one of the winery’s many accessories, including cork cages ($18.95), cheese boards ($15.95), or corkscrews ($6), and wine-pairing magnets ($5+), which help catalog which foods are best dunked in which types of wine. Though the gift card is not valid for wine purchases, tastings, glasses, and bottles are for sale.<p>
Willowcroft Farm Vineyards
If there's one word to describe the success of Willowcroft Farm Vineyards, it's persistence. Owner and winemaker Lew Parker planted the first vines on what is now Willowcroft's home vineyard in 1980, but they didn't grow. They died. Doubt about the feasibility of the project came from everywhere, including the Virginia Extension Service. Lew planted anyway, and in 1981 he grew his first cabernet sauvignon, riesling, and chardonnay grapes. Today, through Lew's hard work and horticultural innovation, Willowcroft bottles 14 different varietals from reds such as the merlot and cabernet franc to whites such as the chardonnay or muscat-ottonel.
Willowcroft's wines maintain a crisp, clean flavor due to the winery's sustainable dry farming, and have garnered a litany of awards since their first vintages in 1984. However, the wine isn't the only draw to the winery. Located atop Catoctin Ridge, panoramic views unfurl from the winery's tasting barn and open terraces, where visitors can enjoy cheese and wine purchased onsite.