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 to Chateau Bianca Winery, located in Dallas. Choose between the following options:
• For $30, you get a private winery tour, a wine tasting, and a food pairing for one person (a $60 value).
• For $57, you get a private winery tour, a wine tasting, and a food pairing for two people (a $120 value).
Owned by the Wetzel family, Chateau Bianca Winery has created a wide assortment of palate-pleasuring wines from the grapes grown on their estate for more than 20 years. During the visit, wine sippers will tour the grandiose vineyard, admiring the gorgeous, natural background of sweeping hillsides and magnificent mountains. In the tasting room, open daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m., expert and amateur oenophiles alike will relish the wine tasting of fermentations such as pinot noir, riesling, gewurztraminer, port, and syrah. Wise wine guides will impart vino knowledge onto patrons, explaining the wine-tasting and pairing process and how to construct a helmet that holds two wine bottles equipped with crazy straws.
Grape-guzzlers will also relish in combining wines with appetizers, causing a taste-bud frenzy that may result in a noise complaint filed by nearby body parts. Hailing from Germany, the Wetzel family has made wine for four generations, meticulously seeking vintages that possess superior flavor profiles and SAT scores.
Chateau Bianca Winery
No strangers to the art of winemaking, the Wetzel family’s roots run deep into the vineyards that surround their winery. For four generations, they have crafted award-winning wines in Germany, and for the last 35, they have called Oregon home. Chateau Bianca Winery peeks out from the Willamette Valley, where pinot noir grapes flourish across the estate vineyards. These carefully cultivated grapes eventually fill bottles with varietals such as the 2009 Chateau Bianca Estate pinot blanc, a dry, clean-finishing wine that makes a refreshing apertif.
Guests visit the tasting room to sample some of Chateau Bianca’s wines, where each day a rotating selection of six bottles are uncorked for swirling and sipping. On days when the summer sun dapples the fields and shimmers playfully off Bacchus’s lampshade hat, sippers relax on the outdoor patio to enjoy a glass or share a bottle while looking out across rows of vines.