Like choosing a prom date, choosing a favorite wine necessitates sampling a variety to determine which one will produce the nicest bouquet. Enjoy the fruits of competitive courting with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for one-day admission to the Harvest Festival and a wine tasting for two with two take-home glasses (a $40 value)
- $38 for one-day admission to the Harvest Festival and a wine tasting for four with four take-home glasses (an $80 value)
On Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22, Haight-Brown Vineyard hosts its 33rd-annual Harvest Festival. Partygoers can stomp grapes and sample wines, tour the cellars, dance to live music, and board trucks for hay rides throughout the vineyard. When the event concludes, visitors receive a keepsake glass. Children aged 10 and younger can attend for free, and families are welcome to pack a picnic. Food and additional wine will be available for an added cost.
Since opening in 1975, Haight-Brown Vineyard has churned out 2,000 cases of grape-based libations each year from its nearly 10-acre vineyard and welcomed visitors into its rustic, cottage-like wine house. Emphasizing vinifera and French hybrid grapes, the state’s first-established winery creates a selection of wines that include the Big Red, a bold syrah; the Morning Harvest, a rich malbec; and Honey Nut Apple, a traditional apple wine that incorporates local honey and cinnamon. Vintners share their time-tested expertise during regular classes that teach aspiring oenophiles about a variety of vintages and techniques for cheese and chocolate pairing. Amid the tasting room’s wood accents and crackling stone fireplace, customers sample vintages and attempt to describe taste sensations with adjectives such as “silky” or “very different from milk.”