VIP Winery Experience for Two or Four at Grey Horse Vineyards (Up to 49% Off)

Cedar Run

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In a Nutshell

Guests dine on charcuterie and sip wine as they enjoy a picnic at a scenic vineyard

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 180 days. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. BYOB prohibited. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Tours are seasonal and subject to availability, please call ahead to check for available times. Tastings may be added on location for a small additional fee. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $42 for VIP Winery Experience for 2: tour, two souvenir glasses & charcuterie picnic ($80 value)
  • $82 for VIP Winery Experience for 4: tour, four souvenir glasses & charcuterie picnic ($160 value)

Champagne: Bubbles Born in a Bottle

Sparkling wine is crafted using the same method as the world’s most famous beverage: champagne. Check out our guide to the complex process behind the pop!

The unmistakable pop of the cork, the fizz that gently tickles the palate, the tiny bubbles of wine that spring from the surface. Of all the qualities that define champagne, none is more distinctive than its effervescence, though how that sparkle comes to be is a long and intricate process. In truth, the term champagne refers exclusively to sparkling wine produced in the Champagne region of France, although many wineries around the world have adopted the méthode champenoise to recreate the authentic fizz. 

First, vintners prepare a batch of white wine—typically chardonnay, pinot noir, pinot meunier, or a blend of all three—and add yeast to each bottle before sealing it with a cap. Over anywhere from a few months to several years, the yeast ferments the wine again, trapping carbon dioxide within the bottle. Finally, vintners remove the yeast—a process known as disgorgement—and coronate the royal elixir with a new cork and a crown of protective wire.

In 2005, a professor at the University of Reims (in the Champagne region, incidentally) shattered a long-held belief about the key to extra-bubbly bubbly. For centuries, champagne connoisseurs had thought the champagne flute’s abundance of microscopic divots was responsible for the occurrence of bubbles, which can only form when the gas is disturbed by tiny imperfections. But Gérard Liger-Belair had a new explanation, elegance be damned: it’s actually dirt—namely, the tiny fragments of dust and hand-towel particles that naturally cling to every glass—that provides the impetus for bubbles to spring forth. 

Regardless of the cause, as the bubbles rise, they carry the essence of the wine with them, releasing its complex, aromatic compounds as they burst to create champagne’s rich, ethereal flavor. You may want to be wary when raising a toast at a formal event, though, as bubbles can fall victim to a surprising culprit: lipstick. Experts warn that fat molecules, such as those found in peanuts or lip gloss, can break the bubble walls before they ever have a chance to reach your tongue.

Customer Reviews

12 Ratings

It was really beautiful and the staff was nice
Denise L. · October 21, 2015
Great wine! Great tour! I am planning on returning soon. I met the owners and they are good people.
Andrew M. · August 30, 2015
Great experience- make sure you do call and make a reservation for the tour associated with this deal. Get there early so you can sit outside and enjoy the scenery.
Justin W. · July 25, 2015
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    Cedar Run

    12285 Elk Run Church Road

    Midland, VA 22728

    +15407884620

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