Identifying different flavor notes in wine is a mark of refinement, like discerning the pedigree of a horse by its taste in jazz. Sip on singular vintages with this Groupon.
$35 for Wine Tasting for Two ($72 Value)
- Wine tasting (a $14 value)
- Cheese and cracker platter (a $20 value)
- One bottle of sangria (an $18 value)
- Tour (a $20 value)
When Anthony Riccio traced his American roots to Italy and discovered his family name on a bottle of Italian wine it sparked his interest in opening his own vineyard. Anthony named Cava Winery after the Italian word for mine, which calls forth his Mediterranean pride while also reflecting the mining history of his home New Jersey turf. Behind the winery entrance's old, weathered, wooden door, this mining theme carries throughout the tasting room where yellow walls bear artifacts such as old axes, lanterns, and black-and-white photographs depicting miners. A stone angel sculpture stands guard over freestanding wood barrels in this same tasting hall, and in the barrel room, oak vessels sit snugly between rough-hewn-stone walls.
Inside the atmospheric confines, guests sip libations while nibbling on specialty pizzas, seasonal Italian-style tapas, and bountiful meat and cheese platters harvested from nearby meat and cheese fields. A calendar of events excites palates year-round with dinners, wine-and-food pairings, and festivals, which invite guests to mingle inside or spread out over the winery's rolling fields.
Experienced oenologist Deneah Bledsoe employs UC Davis training to fashion wines from the vineyards' varied varietals of grapes, all grown in high-mineral-content soil. The roster of reds and whites, as well as fruit wines, ferment and bide their time, penning memoirs as they age in oak and stainless-steel barrels. Each wine can also achieve its own identity through Cava's custom labels, which patrons design with their own artwork and heading fonts.
86% of 332 customers recommend
“Go with a group of friends. The live entertainment was great and all of the staff members were friendly and helpful. Our group can't wait to go again!!”
“We went for a wine tasting event and had a wonderful time! There was a great band, the vendors were friendly and personable, as were the people serving the wine. An...”
“We went for a wine tasting event and had a wonderful time! There was a great band, the vendors were friendly and personable, as were the people serving the wine. An all around great day! Plus, the wines were delish!!!”
“The wine and wings festival was a great event!! The sangria was delicious and the music was perfect for a beautiful summer day”