True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, identify flawed bottles, and cry pure cuvée. Become one with the grape with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $14 for a winery tour with tasting and wine glasses for two (a $28 value)
- $28 for a winery tour with tasting and wine glasses for four (a $56 value)
In groups of up to 20, guests meander through the sunny vineyard as tour guides impart knowledge about the sustainable planting and harvesting of the grapes. Visitors then learn about winemaking in the winery before sipping seven different award-winning wines and going home with their own logo wine glass.
Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery
Hands dig into the springtime earth, heaving up tufts of Missouri dirt cooled by the nearby waters of historic Jowler Creek. The year is 2004 and Colleen and Jason Gerke are trying their hands at winemaking, planting 250 norton grapevines in the ground near their home. Today, the 7-acre plot of land houses more than 3,000 vines, protected by insect-consuming chickens, rodent-hunting hawks and owls, and weed-noshing sheep who graze at carefully managed intervals. The sustainable vineyard sprouts grapes used to concoct nine award-winning wines—from dry to sweet—which are crafted with solar-powered devices. Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery regularly hosts tours for up to 30 people, where patrons spend approximately 90 minutes observing the crash-diet techniques grapes undergo before squeezing into Jowler Creek's trademark baby blue sealed bottles.