Wine connoisseurs assert that novice tasters should never pair red wine with fish, white wine with red meat, or excessive wine with jury duty. Lap up today's Groupon in moderate proportions at Chamard Vineyards. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a wine tasting for two and two Riedel wine glasses (a $30 value)
- For $20, you get two tickets to a singer-songwriter event, two glasses of wine, and two Riedel glasses (a $40 value). The event is held year-round on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sequestered amid 20 idyllic acres of vines and forest, Chamard Vineyards envelops taste buds in an assortment of French varietal wines. Tongues that opt for the tasting traipse over five palate-pleasing wines atop a deck overlooking the pond or by the tasting room's fireplace in the winter. Varietals such as the vineyard's specialty chardonnay, merlot, and pinot noir represent only a fraction of the winery's eclectic selection. Tasters imbibe grape-fermented gulps in a pair of complimentary wine glasses or a bejeweled chalice brought from home. During the singer-songwriter event, music from local artists resounds from the stonework walls of Chamard while patrons sip libations from their Riedel glasses. To add to their sensory bath, visitors can imbibe scenic views and the ambiance of a traditional wine cellar accented with exposed wooden beams and scratch 'n' sniff casks.