Wines, like a comfortable T-shirt or a hard candy left to ripen under the couch, only get better with age. Taste the passing of time with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a wine tasting for two, two Riedel wine glasses, and a bottle of wine at Chamard Vineyards in Clinton (up to a $48.99 value).
Specializing in the art of chardonnay, Chamard cultivates varietal grapes on 20 acres of gently rolling vineyards, unleashing an assortment of palate-pleasing wines. Bring a guest and relish the ambrosial aromas and mouth-uplifting flavors of chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, merlot, and cabernet franc blends created with time-honored winemaking methods and state-of-the-art graping equipment. Grasp a Riedel glass (a $12 value each) and try five wines on the deck overlooking the pond, warm up by the tasting room's fire, or hide in one of the cellar's wine barrels. After sampling fermented grape serums, customers are awarded with a bottle of their choice of wine (a $12.99–$24.99 value) for enjoying at home or christening a new caravel.
Situated on a beautiful piece of coastal property, Chamard's sumptuous winery greets patrons with finely crafted stonework, an elegant wine cellar ornately accentuated with exposed wooden beams and stacked barrels, and a luxurious wine shop. On Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Chamard enthralls ears with live music filling them with delicious sonic sweets to match the rich flavors that mouths refuse to share. While wine tastings are not offered during live music events, the value of the tasting ($12) can be applied toward any wine by the glass on these nights.
115 Cow Hill Rd.
Clinton, Connecticut 06413Get Directions