What You'll Get
Nineteenth-century physicians would often prescribe wine to calm hysteria, ease the symptoms of opium withdrawal in toddlers, and soothe velocipede-related skinned knees. Today's Groupon offers a similar prescription for more-modern ailments: for $79, you get a one-night getaway for two at Crown Valley Winery (up to a $152 value). The picturesque winery is located about an hour south of St. Louis in the rolling hillside of St. Genevieve County. This deal includes a night's stay at a vineyard-adjacent bed and breakfast—choose between the Coffman House, Miss L's House, or the Vineyard House. You'll also get a $25 gift card to spend at area attractions; a full list can be found here. This Groupon is valid only for Monday- through Thursday-night getaways.
Your one-night Vintner's Getaway package includes a tour of the Crown Valley Winery, wherein a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will lead you through the behind-the-scenes areas of the 55-acre winery, taking you step by increasingly zigzagged step through the wine-making process. Along the way, you'll get an up-close look at the massive tanks, the wine-storing oak barrels, and the bottling line before sampling the creations in their final form. You'll also enjoy a separate tour of Crown Valley's champagne house, complete with tastings of its effervescent, fizzy-lifting drinks.
When the day of wandering through the wine caves lulls you into a state of sleepiness, you can seek respite in the nearby B&B of your choice. Because traditional bed-and-breakfast rules forbid guests from engaging in a third activity that begins with B (such as bocce ball, bullfighting, burgling, or balderdash), head out to local hot spots such as the Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary, Crowne Pointe Golf Club, and St. Mary's Antiques Mall, and live it up with a $25 gift card. Connoisseurs of pleasures other than wine can also use their gift card to sample 15 barrels of handcrafted beers from the dark, rustic alder-wood bar of Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co. The brand-new microbrewery, gourmet coffee roaster, and country general store boasts a cigar humidor, cappuccinos made from fresh-roasted coffee beans, a beer garden with a large, stone fire pit, and live music.
Flee the filing-cabinet labyrinth and middle-management Minotaurs of the office for a calming day of wine-fueled fun in Missouri's placid wine country with today's Groupon to Crown Valley Winery.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only Mon.-Thurs. Bed and breakfast valid only at Coffman House, Miss L's House or the Vineyard House. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.