Having a partner turns bouncing a ball into a tennis match, a monologue into a conversation, and a bear attack into a slightly longer bear attack. Experience the power of pairing with today’s Groupon: for $11, you get a bottle of wine, a cheese and sausage plate, and 10% off any additional wine purchases at King's Crossing Vineyard and Winery in Glenwood (up to a $21.95 value).
King's Crossing piques the palate with its selection of wines made at the on-site winery from 100% Iowa-grown grapes. The wine menu features such wizened grape juices as the full-bodied and smoky reserve St. Croix, crafted from King's Crossing grapes (a $13.95 value). The sweet, vanilla undertones of Guinevere's Lace tickle the underside of the tongue (a $12.95 value) like a set of silk braces. A cheese and sausage plate (a $7 value) unites asiago, swiss, gouda, spicy firehouse, and seasonal cheeses, and a refreshing dip in olive oil and balsamic sauces awaits the platter's sliced sausage, crackers, and bread.
Guests enter the medieval pub and winery greeted by the King's Crossing crest, Gothic statues, and exposed stonework. The tasting room's interiors are lined with local wines, which Groupon purchasers can bring home at a 10% discount to serve to dinner party guests or picky gerbils.
King’s Crossing Renaissance Festival
In a style fitting with their sword-and-shield emblem, the King’s Crossing Vineyard & Winery’s yearly renaissance festival harks back to ye olden days with a weekend of days-of-yore-style entertainment. A Scottish band toots the soundtrack to the festivities as visitors hoist flagons of beer and wine and belly dancers enchant viewers with sultry undulations. With multiple opportunities for guests to demonstrate their feats of strength, the fest hosts an archery tournament and dueling matches fought with swords, maces, and enormous turkey legs. The afternoons are filled with informative demonstrations on renaissance life, performed by actors in full period dress.