A Persian poet once wrote "A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou beside me snarfing all my bread and wine--please, stop snarfing all my bread and wine." Heed the poet's plea for fair partaking with today's Groupon: $20 for a four-person wine tasting (a $40 value) or $35 for an eight-person wine tasting (an $80 value) at Jasper Winery, located on the south side of Waterworks Park near downtown.
Jasper's modern winery squeezes the life out of central Iowan grapes to create a delicious lineup of colorful wines. The 60-minute VIP tasting gives groups of four or double-four a tour of the winery's chambers and splashes tongues with tastes of all 11 vintages, which include the crisp and citrusy Edelweiss white and the Norton dry red, whose smells of baked fruit awaken connoisseurs to flavors of currant and blackberry with slight hints of cinnamon and mint.
2400 George Flagg Pkwy.
Des Moines, Iowa 50321Get Directions