Like Mike Tyson, wine is usually robust, is often boxed, and should never influence tattooing decisions. Imbibe the spirit of a champion with today’s Groupon to Bluff Dale Vineyards in Bluff Dale. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get a 90-minute tour of the winery and a complimentary tasting (a $25 value).
- For $20, you get a 90-minute tour of the winery and a complimentary tasting for two (a $50 value).<p>
Captained by David and Theresa Hayes, Bluff Dale Vineyards’ team concocts delectable, award-winning wines on its sprawling property nestled in Hill Country. Led by one of Bluff Dale Vineyards’ staffers, tours traverse brewing facilities and the vineyard itself as guides inform guests about each step of the libation production, such as proper grape plucking, fermentation, bottling methods, and techniques for trapping wild corks. Visits finish at Bluff Dale Vineyards’ tasting room, where attendees can sample a variety of wines such as chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, or vintage port at an indoor table or bar or saunter onto an outdoor patio overlooking a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape and vineyard.
Bluff Dale Vineyards
A patio extends from Bluff Dale Vineyards's tasting room, presenting an expansive view of the sun-drenched grapevines and sloping foothills that D Magazine called "impressive." This swath of land grows the succulent grapes used to make the winery's fruit-forward selection of silken reds and aromatic whites. In addition to an oak-aged cabernet sauvignon, crisp chardonnay, and sweet muscat, the tasting room features a Texas cream sherry that is blended with the traditional—and time-intensive—solera system instead of with an industrial-sized cocktail shaker.
Owners David and Theresa Hayes also host live bands at their winery from time to time, inviting visitors to attend for free, bring a picnic, and tap their toes to the melodies of such groups as the Double J-R Band or the jazzy Pearl Street 4.