George Orwell famously wrote about winemaking, "If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a grape's face—forever." Have fun proving him right with today’s grape-smashing Groupon: for $20, you get a wine-and-cheese tasting for two (an $11 value each), plus two wine glasses ($4 each) and a $10 credit, at Corcoran Vineyards, located in Waterford, Virginia. The winery is open on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
At harvest time, Corcoran Vineyards’ well-tended grapes jump from their vines and, with the help of owner Lori Corcoran’s meticulous cellar work, release subtle and harmonious flavors within a wide variety of bottles. Take a trip to the charming, venerable country estate (it was once surveyed by George Washington), have a seat in the 1750 log-cabin tasting room, and invite these intrepid fruits to show off atop your tongue. With this deal, you'll sample six sensuous varietals paired with cheeses, then use your Groupon for $10 worth of anything in the tasting room and retail shop. Take home a bottle of the fruity 2007 Cabernet Franc, or pick up the medium-bodied 2008 Malbec, a vanilla-tinged wine that's ideal for social galas, fine dining, and limo rides. Visitors can chat with the owners and winemasters themselves, who'll be in the room to discuss each wine's distinct flavors, possible food pairings, and ability to levitate. Free parking is available.
You must be at least 21 years old. This Groupon is not valid for online or phone orders.
Eight Yelpers give Corcoran Vineyards an average of four stars:
- we went here specifically for their gold winning 2007 viognier. and we were not disappointed...it's definitely the personality and the houseguest-like conversations in a smaller family winery that make it more fun than a larger, more businessy-feeling winery. – olivia d.
- Another great winery that is off the beaten path. The tasting room is small, but quaint. It's a very old home and has lots of character…The wine was remarkable; good. For such a small operation it was impressive. – Doug W.