While club soda is a handy home remedy for removing stains, dabbing vintage wine on the face helps with razor burn. Savor vino in the proper vessel with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get a wine-tasting flight for two at Árdíri Winery & Vineyards in Cornelius (a $20 total value). The wine-tasting flight includes:
- Wine-tasting flight of five wines for two people (a $10 value each)
- Two commemorative glasses
- $10 off any purchase of three or more bottles of wine<p>
With their background in molecular sciences helping them to understand the grape’s DNA, Árdíri Winery & Vineyards’ grape-mashing gurus John Compagno and Gail Lizak craft varietals at a 15-acre vineyard nestled in the Chehalem Mountains. Supplementing their Oregon output with a 5-acre Napa Valley plot, Árdíri smashes succulent pinot noir grapes—scientifically known to be the most genetically unstable of any varietal—by forming complex vintages in toasted French oak barrels.
At the tasting room, oenophiles can sample the 2009 Willamette Valley pinot noir—which Portland Monthly named one of Oregon’s 50 Best Wines—as they bask in the glow of Árdíri oversize outdoor fire pit. Alternatively, they can sip on the vintner’s 2010 Chehalem Gold white wine, featuring a 50-50 blend of pinot gris and pinot blanc grapes grown in the Willamette Valley. Additionally, vino aficionados can stock wine cellars or crawlspaces with favored vintages, as today’s deal includes $10 off the purchase of three or more bottles.
Árdíri Winery & Vineyards
Árdíri Winery & Vineyards' winemakers John Compagno and Gail Lizak personally tend to each vine on their 15-acre vineyard in Willamette Valley, Oregon, and their five-acre vineyard in California's Napa Valley. They age each harvest's fruit in French oak, creating complexly flavored whites and reds.
John and Gail share their award-winning varietals year round at their open-air tasting facility, where staffers pour samples from behind a black concrete bar and roll-up windowed doors afford stunning views of Mount Hood and the Chehalem Mountains. The boutique winery's dog- and bike-friendly grounds also include a covered flagstone patio, a fire pit, trails through the vineyards, and picnic areas.
Cornelius - Forest Grove
35040 SW Unger Rd.
Cornelius, Oregon 97113