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).
Hidden Lakes Winery connects barrels of rich grape-coaxed elixirs with wine-seeking soul mates. Twosomes swirl, swish, and sniff 10 separate varietals, which could include Hidden Lakes' white Early Frost, infused with pears and peaches; a refreshing strawberry Riesling; the determined Road House Red; and a majestic merlot bearing the aromas of red cherries and hints of elation. Relish in the thrill of discovering nature's best nectar with a stroll along the waterfront, yodeling from the shore-side balcony or doing celebratory handsprings along the gazebo path.
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.