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Winery Day Trip - Goose Island

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Visit two Illinois wineries for 14 tastings, tours, and lunch, with roundtrip transportation from the city

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####What * Wine Tours and Tastings
Fox Valley Winery: Tour and an eight-sample tasting
Acquaviva Winery: Grape-to-bottle tour and a six-sample tasting

* Motorcoach Transportation
Roundtrip ride from River North to [Fox Valley Winery](http://www.foxvalleywinery.com/) and [Acquaviva Winery](http://www.acquavivawinery.com/) * Lunch
Selection of wood-fired pizzas and salad

* Discounts
Acquaviva Winery: 10% off all case and market purchases
Fox Valley Winery: 5% off six bottles, 10% off mixed cases, 15% off full cases

On your chosen day, you’ll check in with Groupon guides at the River North meet-up spot and board the motorcoach, which features bottled water and a restroom. Saturday groups head to Fox Valley Winery first; Sunday groups start at Acquaviva Winery. At Fox Valley Winery, you'll tour the winemaking facility and try eight tastings of the vintner's locally grown wines. At Acquaviva Winery, a tour showcases the winemaking process from grape to bottle and introduces you to six vintages. At lunchtime, chefs pull pizzas from a wood-fired oven and toss together salad.

####When * **Saturday, April 6**
check-in: 9:15 a.m. | drop-off: 4 p.m.

* **Saturday, April 13**
check-in: 9:15 a.m. | drop-off: 4 p.m.

####Where Fox Valley Winery's owners, the Faltz family, have been growing grapevines since 2000, and at the vineyard near Sheridan, grandkids play among the rows as visitors picnic on the grounds. The winery itself is located in Oswego, where groups tour the facility and sample wines on the patio or cozied up by the fireplace. Its [awards](http://www.foxvalleywinery.com/awards.htm) include a 2010 double gold at the Illinois State Fair for its Amore port-style wine and a slew of prizes for its traminette, including a bronze medal at the 2008 Lone Star International Wine Competition.

Acquaviva Winery's 40-acre estate vineyard is home to a 20,000-square-foot winery and tasting room. Owner Vito Brandonisio hails from Bari, Italy, where he often visited his grandfather's vineyard as a child, so when he built his own winery, he indulged in stunning Italian architecture and commissioned artist Andre Zabela to hand-paint the ceilings. The [wines](http://www.acquavivawinery.com/wine-shop-midwest-chicago-il.html) have taken home prizes from the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, the Illinois State Fair Wine Competition, and more. The winery also boasts a Neapolitan-style pizza bistro where chefs make their own gnocchi and bake brazilian lobster tails in lemon-butter sauce.


70% of 10 customers recommend

  • “Overall, the trip was a good one. Our bus driver Vince was fantastic, Cody was an entertaining and friendly Grouponcierge, and the day was well-organized. As for the...”

    “Overall, the trip was a good one. Our bus driver Vince was fantastic, Cody was an entertaining and friendly Grouponcierge, and the day was well-organized. As for the wineries themselves, the staff at Fox Valley Winery were extremely nice and helpful, and it was great to get to know a small family business like this one. Acquaviva was less appealing, not only because the meal of water and marinara pasta left a bit to be desired, but because it seemed much less welcoming and less interested in converting Grouponers to regular customers. I'd definitely do another Groupon outing like this and return to Fox Valley on my own, but probably wouldn't go back to Acquaviva.”

  • “Very pleasent atmosphere I loved the host and food and the WINE SPECIALS I want to go. Again with more friends it was a full day at a great price ”

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    Goose Island

    600 W Chicago Ave.

    Chicago, IL 60610

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