Thanks to cartoons, many Americans believe that the correct way to taste wine is to take a sip, then witness something so shocking that it causes them to involuntarily expectorate. Skip the spit takes and sample wine correctly with today’s Groupon to Bluefield Estate Winery, located in Windsor. The winery is open Saturday–Sunday from 1 p.m.–6 p.m. only, and no reservations are required. Reservations are required for Valentine’s Day, however, when the winery is open from 5 p.m.–9 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $11, you get a wine-tasting package for two (a $21.99 total value)
- For $16, you get a wine-tasting package for four (a $31.99 total value)
The package includes:
* Wine tasting of up to 8 wines (a $5 value per person)
* One bottle of featured wine (an $11.99 value)
Bluefield Estate Winery’s gardens of fruit bushes and muscadine vines sprawl across a scenic, 16-acre horse farm, providing harvests for the wine list of dry, semi-sweet, and sweet blends hand-crafted on site. Vintners Bradley and Jennifer Ferguson showcase their pressing skills and ability to distinguish grapes from Raisinets during 10–30 minute tasting flights of up to 8 fruit wines, including their signature blueberry wine, crafted from Florida blueberries and aged 3–4 months. Other vintages include red and white muscadines and a new line of fruit fusion mélanges, including blackberry-merlot and peach-chardonnay. On Valentine’s Day, the flavor trio of Pomegranate Passion, Raspberry Romance, and Green Apple Affair will woo palates. A take-home bottle of a featured specialty allows visitors to relive the tasting tour or participate in impromptu boat christenings.
Bluefield Estate Winery
For Bradley and Jennifer Ferguson, winemaking was initially just a hobby. They fermented their first wine in their kitchen using blueberries plucked from bushes on the grounds of their family's farm. Proud of their creation, they shared the wine with friends and continued to make a new batch each year during blueberry season. Years of practice made the wine tastier and tastier. They decided to make their hobby into a profession, naming their company Bluefield Estate Winery.
Today, they brew three versions of blueberry wine—sweet, semi-sweet, and dry—as well as wines derived from other berries including blackberries and raspberries, and fruits such as peaches. Visitors to the vineyard can sample the libations, staining their fingers indigo as a reminder of a day spent picking blueberries and grapes straight from vines and bushes.