Like hearts, wineglasses are fragile, full of goodness, and frequently broken. Live life to the brim with this Groupon.
$25 for Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting for Four ($85 Value)
After visitors sip samples of three wines each during a wine tasting, they depart on a winery tour. Guests then retire to a private table on a deck that overlooks the estate's vineyards to share a plate of cheese, fruit, and chocolate.
The accolades accorded several of LaVelle Vineyards' wines in the pages of Wine Enthusiast magazine serve as evidence of the diligent work of founder Doug LaVelle and his son, Matthew, who tends the vines today. After taking over the winery—then one of the oldest in Southern Willamette Valley—in 1994, Doug took it upon himself to make a number of improvements to its antiquated technology and distribution network. He started the wine club in 1995, and just recently opened a brand new wine bar and tap room off of International Way in Springfield called the LaVelle Tap Room. The tap room serves as an in-town location for wine club members, but also to provide a new wine-bar-meets-tap-room experience with more than 30 wines to choose from and several local beers on tap.
Doug's investments paid off. Today, with Matthew as lead winemaker, the winery ferments grapes both from its original Willamette Valley location and another site in the Columbia Valley in eastern Washington. At the rustic Elmira Winery, visitors can recline on the sunny deck, tour the winemaking facilities, or outsmart tipsy minotaurs in the garden's labyrinth.
What some people are buzzing about:
96% of 320 customers recommend
“Very nice setting, people working very nice :)”
“Great time, great wine and great value!”
“I searched out the vineyard..to see if I wanted to buy the groupon..I was very impressed with the grounds and the pleasant staff....and I even did a wine tasting...”
“I searched out the vineyard..to see if I wanted to buy the groupon..I was very impressed with the grounds and the pleasant staff....and I even did a wine tasting while I was there, checking it out...very impressive wines...the tour of the vineyards was fun and informative and we enjoyed the food cart and live music while we sipped wine...while we used our coupons...”