Wine tastings have a reputation for refined imbibing, much like cough-syrup tastings, which require patrons to gargle Haydn's Symphony no. 94 in G Major after each cherry-flavored teaspoonful. Embark on a sophisticated tasting trip with today's Groupon: for $8, you get a wine tasting for two at Hidden Lakes Winery, located in Canal Winchester (a $16 value). Both you and your wine-swishing, oenophilic ally will get a chance to try 10 separate varietals, which could include chardonnay, riesling, cabernet sauvignon, and merlot, the drink of kings, cupbearers, and queens who joke with cupbearers about poisoned merlot. An elegant waterfront setting makes Hidden Lakes Winery an ideally soothing gathering spot for winsome wine appreciators.
Hidden Lakes Winery
For generations, the Pfeifer family tilled the soil—originally tending to the land as Midwestern farmers after the Civil War. Even though the family eventually traded in the farm, these agricultural roots still run deep. At Hidden Lakes Winery, they tap into this instinctual knowledge of fruits and cultivars to create a host of wines made from grapes sourced from around the United States. Glasses of light riesling or heady pinot noir in hand, guests often pair their sips with the onsite café’s bistro-style cuisine. There, the kitchen boasts a full menu of Tuscan-inspired appetizers, artisanal pizzas, entrees, and desserts.
650 Winchester Pike
Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110