What You'll Get
Explorer Ponce de León abandoned his quest to discover the mythical land of wine after a tumble into the Fountain of Youth left him eternally underage. Take up his journey with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get three wine classes at Elk Run Vineyards in Mount Airy (a $105 value). The following classes are available:
- Wine 101 on Sunday, January 29
- Varietal Presentation on Sunday, February 5
- Barrel Tasting and Vertical with Food Pairings on Saturday, March 10
- April Fools Day Blind Tasting on Sunday, April 1
- New Wine Release on Saturday, May 12<p>
Nestled in the majestic hills of Frederick County, Elk Run’s blooming vineyards supply wines for visitors to sip as they learn the ways of the grape during a collection of winter classes. Learn to speak the sweet language of oenophiles in the Wine 101 class while gleaning info on grape varietals, aging, and how to accurately assess wine with a mouth full of complimentary appetizers. Varietal Presentation teaches grape-guzzling bloodhounds how to identify flavor components and aromatic wafts. Celebrate pleasant pranks at the April Fools Day Blind Tasting, where guests learn to recognize a wine style, then try to identify the same style while blindfolded and then after donning a pair of googly eyes. Or cruise with a posse of fresh-faced vintages at Elk Run Vineyards’ New Wine Release party, complete with food pairings.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 12, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Must be 21 or older with valid photo ID. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Elk Run Vineyards
Underneath the same country sky which blankets Frederick County Dairy farms and horse stables, the Elk Run vineyard sits on the rolling hills of Mt Airy on an original land grant to Lord Baltimore in 1756. These ideal growing conditions have allowed consistent award winning wines by the same winemaker Fred Wilson for 35 years, producing National and International Gold Silver and Double Gold medals for such wines as Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Gewurzrtraminer. Elk Run's winemaker crafts these libations using a blend of contemporary equipment and Old-World wine making techniques. They harvest grapes from plots planted in schist and shale soil designed to follow sustainable agricultural practices, a modus operandi that has helped the winery become one of the top 100 wineries on the East Coast, as well as one of the most acclaimed wineries in the state of Maryland.