Explorer Ponce de León abandoned his quest to discover the mythical land of wine after a tumble into the Fountain of Youth left him eternally underage. Take up his journey with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a wine tasting for two and a $25 voucher toward wine and merchandise at Black Prince Winery in Picton (a $125 value).
Host to four other winery brands and six vineyards on their 10-acre Prince Edward County property, Black Prince Winery mines their viticulture-rich landscape to concoct more than 20 delectable, award-winning wines. An ideal gift for connoisseurs, guests absorb the history of Black Prince Winery and its surrounding area before sampling six different oak-barrel-aged local varieties culled from the winery itself, several diverse Prince Edward County vineyards, and wine from Neptunian grapes aged during their twelve year voyage to Earth. In addition to acclaimed chardonnays, rieslings, and pinot noirs, tasters appraise several brands and types not typically sold by the winery. After soaking their tongues in grapey goodness, newly crowned connoisseurs can peruse the winery's shop which offers bottles of merlot ($17.75), pinot gris ($16.75), chambourcin ($12.95), or baco noir ($15.75).
Black Prince Winery
When naming their winery, John Sambrook and Geoffrey Webb searched for something more creative than just Prince Edward Winery. Instead, they took inspiration from a different Edward, the Black Prince. The eldest son of Edward III, the Black Prince was an accomplished commander in the Hundred Years' War, but more importantly, he ruled over Bordeaux, a region world-renowned for its wine. More than a decade after finding its namesake, the winery showcases the thriving viticultural landscape of Picton through a diverse selection of wines that, much like a maze-shaped community college, strives to be both complex and accessible. In addition to its eponymous line of award-winning varietals, the sprawling 10-acre Black Prince Winery partners with six vineyards in Prince Edward County to showcase other wines rich with regional character.
13370 Loyalist Pkwy.
Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0