To make un-fine wine, simply place grapes beneath a silk pillow, repeatedly mash your head against it, and then wring the pillowcase into a nearby mouth. Taste traditionally produced fine wines with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get a passport ticket, giving you access to tastings at four area wineries, plus a souvenir wine glass, from Heart of Virginia Wine Trail (a $10.50 value, with tax included).
Let your tongue trailblaze its way through the wine-filled woods of the Richmond area with a passport ticket ($10) from Heart of Virginia Wine Trail. Guests will sip, swig, and swirl with tastings at four participating local wineries. James River Cellars Winery, located in Glen Allen, values versatility in its vintages, while Cooper Vineyards, in Louisa, successfully forges chocolate and wine together in a way that centuries of alchemists and bored college students couldn’t. Live life on the libational edge with Spotsylvania’s Lake Anna Winery and its bold forays into grapebloods, or undertake the under-the-radar offerings of Grayhaven Winery, located in Gum Spring, which eschews traditional varieties to work in oft-overlooked mediums.
Each passport includes a trail map, a souvenir wine glass, wine trail specials, and a chance to win a prize upon completing the trail. Guests can uncork the good times over the course of several visits, as this Groupon does not have to be used in one day. Explore the terrains and tastes of the Virginia countryside in a way that our nation’s well-palated pioneers would envy with a passport ticket from Heart of Virginia Wine Trail.
Heart of Virginia Wine Trail
Heart of Virginia Wine Trail honors its home state by guiding guests through six wineries—James River Cellars, Cooper Vineyards, Lake Anna Winery, Weston Vineyards, Mattaponi Winery, and Grayhaven Winery. Although not included with this Groupon, the wine ambassadors proffer passports that award patrons tastings at each of the wineries and encourage them to enjoy the scenic countryside while navigating the path in between. Both regular tastings and special events typically include food pairings and a chance to talk to knowledgeable enophiles.