What You'll Get
Although it prompted a high level of participant satisfaction, "Take Our Wines to Work Day" was cancelled after a reckless batch of young rieslings was caught making inappropriate use of the photocopier. Deepen your vinous relationship in a more suitable environment with today's Groupon: for $30, sippers get a VIP winery tour and tasting for one (a $20 value) with tastes of all Chateau wines (a $16 value), a cheese platter (a $4 value), a barrel tasting of two Chateau wines (a $14 value), and a Chateau wine glass to take home (a $6 value) at Chateau St. Croix Winery & Vineyard in St. Croix Falls (a $60 total value). Tours are subject to availability and are offered on May 8 and 29, as well as on June 5 and 19.
During the one-hour tour, hosted by winery owner Troy Chamberlin, guests will explore the Old World charm of the Chateau St. Croix Winery, glimpsing each stage of the winemaking process from start to smooth, oaky finish. The 55-acre grounds house an estate built by Troy and Laura Chamberlin that features 2.5 acres of verdant vineyards, a carriage house, stables, formal gardens, gently rolling hills, and a Brontë ghost or two in the attic. During the leisurely stroll of the grounds, parched patrons are served wines during the full wine tasting, and a drive of cheeses to refresh their sophisticated blood-sugar levels.
Encounter enchanting elixirs such as the acclaimed Wild River rosé, a light, fruity selection with floral aromas, or the CheeseHead white, a tempting, semisweet table wine flavored with the forbidden fruits of football rivalry. Finally, two barrel-tastings of Chateau wines from the exclusive Vinotek Wine Library will tickle taste buds before they leave with a vineyard wine glass and a bevy of fond memories.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must be 21 or older. Not valid for resale. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Chateau St. Croix Winery
A true appreciation for wine can be uncovered in the lush wine valleys of Europe, where history and tradition are as rich as the wine itself. Chateau St. Croix Winery was created in the image of a French estate, complete with vineyard, a carriage house, stables, gardens and art gallery. The heart of the winery, though, is its 2.5 acres of grapes, nearly five tons of which are grown in six varieties for use in their award-winning wines. Visitors can sample Chateau St. Croix's sundry varietals and blends, pairing each sip with Artisan cheeses and crackers.