The human palate can make very subtle distinctions, from finding floral notes in a pinot noir to determining the exact value of a rare stamp. Lick your thirst with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $30 for admission for two to the Bases Merlot-ed Ballpark Wine Trail on Saturday, June 8 (a $60 value)
- $60 for admission for four to the Bases Merlot-ed Ballpark Wine Trail on Saturday, June 8 (a $120 value)
Running from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Bases Merlot-ed transforms Coca-Coca Field—the home range of the Buffalo Bisons—into a summer vineyard, inviting guests to walk on the field as they sample local wines and food. Admission includes a wineglass, and all proceeds benefit Shakespeare in Delaware Park.
Despite spending most of their 125-plus-year history as a minor-league organization, the Bisons were a major-league club from 1879 to 1885. All told, nearly 3,000 players and managers have donned the Bisons uniform, including 20 who have been immortalized in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Currently, the Bisons compete every summer for an International League title, as well as the Thruway Cup—a regional and bragging-rights-based trophy chased by the Bisons, the Rochester Red Wings, and the Syracuse Chiefs. The Bisons have played half of their games since 1988 at Coca-Cola Field, which boasts the largest video board in the minors and an infield kept moist by hoses that spray water and not the soda that the field’s name would suggest.