A proper tasting helps people discover subtle qualities of a wine that would otherwise go unnoticed, such as notes of fruit or the fact that it sounds like the ocean if listened to closely. Pay attention to detail with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a wine tasting for four and a set of souvenir glasses at Harford Vineyard and Winery in Forest Hill (a $20 value). The tasting room at Harford Vineyard and Winery is open 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Founded in 2003, Harford Vineyard and Winery specializes in the art of darkening palates with a specialty selection of 11 dry, sweet, and semi-sweet wines. During each tasting, guests will souse their wine receptors in each of the winery's vintage vendibles, including an earthy French oak-aged cabernet sauvignon and a light Grannysmith apple-tinged pinot grigio. The expert grape grapplers will guide guests in searching for melismatic notes of cherry, clove, and allspice in the aromatic malbec, and they will also delve into techniques that reveal why seafood pairs well with the sauvignon blanc and why falconry does not. In addition to exploring the traditional avenues of red and white dry wines, tasters will discover the sweet blends exclusive to the vineyard. The Piedmont Pleasure blend teases taste buds with a slow dance of floral and spicy aromas, and the Sweet Harmony combines hints of fruit and honey to create a blend ideal for hors d'oeuvres and citrus-touched fish.
Harford Vineyard and Winery
Harford Vineyard and Winery caters to oenophiles of all stripes, creating limited productions of carefully crafted reds and whites. A trip through the rolling hills that surround the winery could culminate in a sampling of Harford's off-dry vidal, silken merlot, or a sweet blend of vidal grapes and ripe peaches. Visitors can also pick the vintners' minds for tips on winemaking, wine tasting, and telling the difference between wine and melted purple crayons.
1311 W Jarrettsville Rd.
Forest Hill, Maryland 21050Get Directions