$149 for Chilean Winemaking Class, Plus Take-Home Case of Wine After Nine Months of Barrel-Aging at Make Wine With Us ($300 Value)

First Press Olive Oil Co.

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Vintners help students crush, press, rack & bottle 12 bottles of wine made from Chilean grapes over the course of nine months

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Promotional value expires Apr 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Must be 21 or older. $15 New Jersey wine making license not included and must be purchased at redemption. Must register for class by expiration date. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Wine stored in a bottle gets better with age, whereas a message sent in a bottle is the best way to avoid exorbitant stamp prices. Empty your own glass envelopes with today’s Groupon: for $149, you get a winemaking class and a take-home case of your own wine at Make Wine With Us in Wallington (a $300 value).

The American Wine Society–certified wine judges at Make Wine With Us teach wine aficionados to create their own wines in varietals such as cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and malbec using grapes harvested in Chilean vineyards. At the start of the nine-month process, winemakers-to-be assemble with fellow enthusiasts to learn the intricacies of the trade. Patrons learn to crush and destem Chilean grapes in a machine called a crusher-destemmer, named after the device's favorite Germanic metal band. Following the crushing process, a hydraulic press forces juice into barrels, where it shall remain until the conclusion of its sweet, sweet metamorphosis.

When wine awakens from its hibernation, patrons remove suspended yeast cells and skin particles though a process called racking. At the end of the nine-month period, newly minted winemakers lean on family and friends to fill, cork, and label the finished product. Winemaking students then reap the fruits of their labor, hauling home a case of 12 bottles of homemade wine to pair with dinners or the neighbor's new white carpet.

First Press Olive Oil Co.

First Press Olive Oil Co. made its name researching olive oils the world over, basing its selection of carefully-crafted flavors on the season. The Meyer Lemon EVOO compliments warm summer days while their balsamic vinegars imported from Modena, Italy offer summer flavors of cucumber melon, apricot, raspberry, and strawberry peach. When temperatures die down, fall flavors will feature walnut, pumpkin, and cranberry.

Customer Reviews

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Sandra M. · October 25, 2013
We had a great time. We are going back for the second part on Friday. If it weren't for the Groupon I would've never known this place existed. It is def fun for something different and you learn a lot about the process of wine making. If you enjoy wine this would def be something worth going to. I have friends that live in Wallington and they didnt know this place was there. But ded a lot of fun =)
Briana S. · October 24, 2013
Just a great place with great people who love wine, thank you for an amazing experience!!!
Justin W. · October 16, 2013
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    First Press Olive Oil Co.

    21 Currie Ave.

    Wallington, NJ 07057


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