Identifying different flavor notes in wine is a mark of refinement, like discerning the pedigree of a horse by its taste in jazz. Sip on singular vintages with this Groupon.
$29 for Five Bottles of Summer-Blended Wines
Presorted packages of wine conquer the summer heat with white sangria, red sangria, White Cin, a 2006 chardonnay, and a 2006 traminette.
Fox Valley Winery Inc.
With more than 25 acres of vines draped across the rock-ribbed ledges of the Fox River Valley, Fox Valley Winery continually concocts small lots of handcrafted, award-winning wines. Weekend tours peel back the curtain on the winery’s meticulous production process, introducing guests to the hand-hewn oak barrels, stainless steel tanks, and bleachers full of wildly cheering corks that combine their talents to create mellow, sippable vintages. Wood carvings, bottle lamps, and other works forged by the hands of local artists add homespun appeal to satisfying taste tests, and a fireplace and outdoor patio keep glasses clinking comfortably no matter the season. Throughout the year, the winery also plays host to various special events, including girls' nights out, live concerts, and wine-and-food-pairing classes, which help tongues to find the right match and noses to finally complete their online sommelier course.
Fox Valley Winery, Inc.
When you think of Illinois, you might not think of a vineyard capable of yielding award-winning wine, but that’s exactly what you get with the Faltz Family Vineyard, which supplies Fox Valley Winery. The vineyard produces the grapes for wines that have won various awards in national and international competitions.
The vineyard, located about 20 miles away in Sheridan, supplies grapes through its more than 25 acres of vines draped across the rock-ribbed ledges of the Fox River Valley. This is where the Faltz family, their friends, and their employees spend many days coaxing the crop through the long growing season, checking for proper chemistry, and harvesting the grapes before they turn into talking raisins.