Travels In Wine Tours' co-founders, Kimberlee Young and Derek Schuler, share their love of wine, food, and travel with curious tourists through tours designed and led by certified sommeliers. Epicurean scenic tours of boutique wineries, personalized luxury Napa vacations, and custom weekend getaways marry viticultural education with flavorful indulgence as guests take in picturesque panoramas of vineyards that stretch to the horizon before curving upward and forming bridges to the moon.
Falderal Winery welcomes guests into the oak-study tasting room twice a month to expound upon the scientific miracle of fermentation. Instructor and vintner Paul Kovacich, a native of the terroir of western North Carolina, wields his experience at Thistle Meadow Winery to aid the public during fermented endeavors. Paul's class covers the winemaking process, from the addition of yeast to bottling to making labels out of cartoons from the New Yorker. Reservations are recommended, as the winery caps classes at eight students.
Though it's named in honor of author Edgar Allen Poe, The Poe House isn't full of talking ravens and men descending into madness. Pictures of Poe, however, do adorn the exposed brick walls behind the rustic establishment's bar. Like the six-packs on its shelves, the bar's taps are filled with microbrews and craft beers, many of which are sourced from local and regional brewers. The Poe House also specializes in high-gravity beers—which, unlike antigravity beers, don't float into space when you open their bottles.
The people of Panacea Coffeehouse designed their cafe as a place that fosters a sense of community where patrons can sip a fresh brew on the back deck that overlooks Richland Creek or within the cool, restored industrial space. The staff of savvy baristas also serves up homemade desserts, cafe treats, and improvised haikus.
Biltmore, located in Asheville, NC, is America’s largest home. The estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens; Antler Hill Village and Farm; our Winery; a four-star Inn; Biltmore For Your Home, the company’s licensed products division; and Biltmore Inspirations, Biltmore’s party plan business.
Housed in the historic Grove Arcade building, Santé Wine Bar sweeps taste buds on an appetizing adventure with a scrumptious selection of cheeses, dips, and desserts to savor solo or pair with their award-winning wines, which are not included in this Groupon. Chomp on turophile temptations such as the goat-cheese board ($18) or the Mediterranean board, a panoply of spanish and italian cheeses such as manchego, fontina, and pecorino served with apricots and olives ($20).