Some historians believe that we descended from the Olympian gods and point to humanity’s love of wine and tendency to gestate inside our parent’s heads as irrefutable proof. Celebrate immortal roots with today’s Groupon to Crush on Niagara Wine Tours in Jordan. Choose from the following options:
- For $99, you get a Snow Covered Vines tour package for two people (a $229.39 total value, including tax).
- For $139, you get a Snow Covered Vines tour package for three people (a $344.08 value, including tax).
- For $179, you get a Snow Covered Vines tour package for four people (a $458.78 value, including tax).<p>
Each tour package includes the following for each person: * One tour ticket (an $89 value) * $12.50 dinner voucher at Vineland Estates Winery * Copy of Vines Magazine * Keepsake wine- and food-pairing information<p>
Tours operate every afternoon through Monday, April 30, 2012. Tours depart from Jordan Village at 1 p.m. Crush on Niagara Wine Tours offers complimentary pickup service from local hotels and bed-and-breakfasts by request.
Crush on Niagara Wine Tours organizes getaways designed to immerse guests in the province’s lush paradise via leisurely half-day outings. Helmed by a savvy guide, the Snow Covered Vines tour picks up oenophiles from Jordan Village in a luxe passenger van for a dionysian sojourn composed of wine tastings, artisanal-cheese sampling, and a production of the musical Stomp performed by barefoot vintners. Grape enthusiasts disembark at the scenic Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery for an in-depth tour of the recently revamped facilities followed by flavourful quaffs of the kir catharine cocktail and sumptuous wines. Guides then whisk passengers away to the Upper Canada Cheese Company to learn how guernsey cow milk is transformed into cheese and how cheese is transformed into the moon. The tour’s penultimate stop at the historic Cave Spring Cellars enables sippers to gild mouths in rich scarlet shades with swigs of red wine.
Excursions conclude at the Vineland Estate Winery, where groups partake in tearful exchanges of friendship bracelets between heartfelt toasts fuelled by the vice ice-wine cocktail. Tour-goers can linger in the scenic dining room, where executive chef Justin Downes whips up a dinner menu replete with dishes forged from locally sourced ingredients such as Niagara pears and estate-made chittara pasta. Forkfuls of toasted barley risotto ($14) festooned with roasted parsnip and pulled duck confit deftly dissolve hunger, and the mill street braised lamb shank ($34) arrives at tables accompanied by roasted pearl onions plucked from the necks of snobby oysters.