Like Mike Tyson, wine is usually robust, is often boxed, and should never influence tattooing decisions. Imbibe the spirit of a champion with today's Groupon: for $37, you get a winery experience for two at Crown Winery in Humboldt (up to a $75 total value). The winery experience includes:
- A wine tasting (a $5 value)
- A winery tour (a $10 value)
- A vineyard tour (weather permitting) (a $20 value)
- Two etched glasses (a $10 value)
- Two Crown Winery T-shirts (a $30 value)
Perched on a hill, Crown Winery's Tuscan-style villa oversees the cultivation and composition of 11 wines. During the wine tasting, pairs can enjoy chilled sips of the citrusy cayuga white, which may evoke memories of summertime fruit salads and fragrant floral bouquets sprouted from Chia Pet experiments. The winery's roster of reds includes the medium-bodied chambourcin, served at room temperature to liberate its berry-laced tang, and the Royal red, a savory mishmash of norton grapes and estate-grown noiret. Tours let guests gambol among the vines and learn about how the production- and storage-center was built into a hill for protection from the sweltering heat of summer or Heat Miser conventions. Guests can commemorate their grapey experiences with souvenir wine glasses and Crown Winery T-shirts.
With this Groupon, bottles of wine can drop into twosomes' baskets at a 10% discount and cases can weigh down tour-takers' cars or gorilla-drawn rickshaws at a 30% discount. Crown Winery is open six days a week and hosts special Wine Down parties every Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. (through November 25), where guests sip wines, nibble on locally grown cheeses, and listen to live music on the trellised patio.
Glints of sunshine and rich West Tennessee soil nurture more than Crown Winery's lush vines; solar energy powers the vintners' Tuscan-style villa and headquarters, which is built into a hillside to reap the earth's natural cooling capabilities. Principal co-owners Peter and Rita Howard—a descendant of father of meteorology Sir Luke Howard, and a member of the National Baton Twirling Association Hall of Fame, respectively—bottle a dozen wines every year. Whites, such as the citrusy cayuga, may evoke memories of summertime fruit salads and fragrant floral bouquets sprouted from Chia Pet experiments. The winery's roster of reds includes the medium-bodied chambourcin, served at room temperature to liberate its berry-laced tang, and the royal red, a savory mishmash of norton grapes and estate-grown noiret. Winery tours invite guests to gambol along the vines and learn about the winemaking process. The idyllic 50-acre setting is also a popular spot for weddings, particularly in the Queen's Pavilion, with oak beams and sweeping vineyard views, orchestrated by Crown Winery's designated wedding coordinator.
3638 E Mitchell St.
Humboldt, Tennessee 38343