Wine connoisseurs assert that novice tasters should never pair red wine with fish, white wine with red meat, or excessive wine with jury duty. Sample wisely with today’s Groupon to Bluefield Estate Winery. Choose between the following options:
- For $6, you get a wine tasting for two plus one bottle of blueberry wine (an $11.99 value).
- For $12, you get a wine tasting for four plus two bottles of blueberry wine (a $23.98 value).
Nestled on a 16-acre horse farm, Bluefield Estate Winery pleases palates with semisweet fruit wines as well as wine made from native muscadine grapes. Aspiring sommeliers can assemble around the quaint tasting bar and sample the green apple riesling, raspberry pinot noir, and peach chardonnay. Visitors are also given access to the production side of the winery to learn how wine makers tickle fun-loving wine from fussbudget grapes. The vintner’s blueberry wine contains more than 1 pound of Florida-grown berries per bottle, infusing glasses with antioxidants and innate knowledge of the location of El Dorado.
Bluefield Estate Winery
For Bradley and Jennifer Ferguson, winemaking was initially just a hobby. They fermented their first wine in their kitchen using blueberries plucked from bushes on the grounds of their family's farm. Proud of their creation, they shared the wine with friends and continued to make a new batch each year during blueberry season. Years of practice made the wine tastier and tastier. They decided to make their hobby into a profession, naming their company Bluefield Estate Winery.
Today, they brew three versions of blueberry wine—sweet, semi-sweet, and dry—as well as wines derived from other berries including blackberries and raspberries, and fruits such as peaches. Visitors to the vineyard can sample the libations, staining their fingers indigo as a reminder of a day spent picking blueberries and grapes straight from vines and bushes.
22 NE County Rd. 234
Gainesville, Florida 32641