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· Reviewed January 2, 2018
· Reviewed December 28, 2017
· Reviewed December 4, 2017
What You'll Get
Food and wine pairings allow people to diversify their palates in one day, a feat previously attainable only by cramming five frozen dinners and a variety pack of juice boxes into a blender. Savour expanding horizons with today’s Groupon to The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards and Estate Winery in Hillier. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get a holiday wine tour and tasting experience for two (a $30 value).
- For $27, you get a holiday wine tour and tasting experience for four (a $60 value).
- For $36, you get a holiday wine tour and tasting experience for six (a $90 value).
Each tour and tasting experience includes the following: * Cellar tour * Tasting of three wines * Holiday appetizer pairings
Sprawling across a 600-acre family farm, The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards and Estate Winery’s dedicated staff cultivates six types of grapes across 60 acres of vine and employs eco-friendly harvesting and fermenting practices. At the start of their tour and tasting, guests follow adept guides through frosted vineyards and a winery housed inside a re-purposed barn built in 1826, making for a festive holiday experience that can be bestowed upon friends, family, and favorite tax accountants. Guides regale visitors with a history of the vineyard and viticulture, as well as important winemaking facts and lists of the grapes’ favourite motivational quotes. Groups then explore the barrel cellar––the barn’s former dairy milking parlour—where the staff produces and then stores their grape-based creations. Tours relocate to the tasting room, where a sommelier shepherds tongues through tastes of three holiday-themed wines, tickling palates with seasonal sparkling, red, and white blends. Oenophiles pair sips with bites of seasonal holiday appetizers that can be replicated at home, each complementing their corresponding wine and triumphing over attention-hogging Christmas cookies.
The tasting room welcomes palate recreation in a refurbished hayloft, which still boasts its original handmade beams and a 20-foot limestone fireplace crafted from farm materials. In warmer weather, private events reach full swing by the millpond’s bubbling waterfall on a stone and wrought-iron patio, where revellers avoid the poor social skills of scarecrows found on most farms. As part of Sustainable Winemaking Ontario, The Grange of Prince Edward’s vintners protect their piquancy with sustainable pest-management programs and keep grapes free-range to craft their array of award-winning, house-labelled wines and grape-flavoured sizzurps.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 18, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must be 19 or older for wine tasting. Not valid 12/25-12/26/11 or 1/1/12. May combine 2 Groupons for a group size up to 10 people. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards and Estate Winery
For Caroline Granger, Victoria Day 2001 marks the exact moment that her dream took root, both figuratively and literally. It was on that May morning that a year of field preparation culminated in the planting of 10 acres of chardonnay, gamay, and pinot noir grapes that served as her winery’s inaugural crop. In the years since, Caroline has tirelessly overseen the growth and development of her crops, which have now expanded to include six types of grapes cultivated across 60 acres of clay-gravel soil.
Caroline and her team welcome visitors to her family’s 600-acre farm with tours through the scenic vineyards, around the winery housed inside a repurposed barn built in 1826, and into the barrel cellar––the barn's former dairy-milking parlour—where the staff produces and then stores their wines. Guides regale visitors with a history of the vineyard and viticulture as well as important winemaking facts. A refurbished hayloft boasting its original handmade beams and a 20-foot limestone fireplace crafted from farm materials serves as the tasting room wherein The Grange’s sommelier shepherds tongues through sips of wine.
In warmer weather, private events reach full swing by the millpond's bubbling waterfall on a stone-and-wrought-iron patio, where revellers avoid the poor social skills of scarecrows found on most farms. As part of Sustainable Winemaking Ontario, The Grange of Prince Edward's vintners protect their piquancy with sustainable pest-management programs and keep grapes free-range to craft their array of award-winning house-labelled wines. Additionally, a cadre of chefs keeps visitors sated with house-made picnics that can be enjoyed amid the winery’s pastoral surrounds.