True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, identify flawed bottles, and cry pure chardonnay. Become one with the grape with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for a wine tasting for two and $25 worth of merchandise (a $125 value)
- $79 for a wine tasting for four and $40 worth of merchandise (a $240 value)
Participants spend up to an hour learning about six selections from a number of local wines, including some not offered during public tastings. A knowledgeable guide leads patrons through the intricacies of winemaking, suggesting harmonious food and television shows to pair with each of the samples. If they find a favourite during the tasting, customers can purchase merchandise at the winery’s shop, which stocks its shelves with more than 20 flavourful vintages, such as the award-winning cabernet franc rose ($15.95) or the 2010 Black Prince chardonnay ($16.75).
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.