Studying wine grapes in their natural habitat is much more enjoyable than exploring the dank, melancholy caverns of root beer's namesake. Stroll through blissful vineyards with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for a vineyard tour and wine tasting for two (a $20 value)
- $20 for a vineyard tour and wine tasting for four (a $40 value)
During the one-hour tour, guests traverse the vineyard via golf cart, stopping to visit the cellar and winery before arriving at the tasting room. There, guests taste samples of all wines currently available.
In West Monroe's countryside, 20 acres of grapevines sway among gently rolling hills and tall, old trees. This is Landry Vineyards, tended by Jeff and Libby Landry and their four sons. They began growing hybrid blanc du bois grapes—specially bred to withstand the South's climate—at their first vineyard in Folsom back in 1999. However, in 2005, Hurricane Katrina leveled their crops, inspiring them to move to higher ground.
Today, the Landrys ferment a full roster of wines from blanc du bois and other hardy Southern grapes. The crisp fruit flavors of semisweet blanc du bois white pair well with spicy Cajun and French-inspired fare, whereas the Envie Rouge—made with red cynthiana/norton and black spanish/le noir grapes—acquires its own spice from oak-barrel aging. The Landrys also import and ferment many grapes that they can't grow, including hand-picked bunches of cabernet from Washington State.
Besides sipping wines, customers can visit the picturesque vineyard for tastings and cellar and winery tours. And during regular concerts, they can sip wine among the sounds of blues, jazz, and grapes quietly gossiping about which grape pickers have the softest hands.
Jeff and Libby Landry, along with their four sons, began their journey in the wine industry when they planted Blanc Du Bois, a disease-resistant French/American wine grape, in Folsom in 1999. The Landry’s worked with another winery to produce the wine, and Landry Vineyards was licensed in 2002. Jeff and Libby then began to sell the wine at farmers markets and arts and craft shows throughout southeast Louisiana.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina provided the opportunity for the Landry family to move to better growing conditions in West Monroe, where their vineyards and winery have enjoyed a great deal of success. Landry Vineyards produces a wide range of wines including clean crisp dry white wines, barrel-aged dry red wines, semi-sweet fruit wines, and even Louisiana cultural muscadine wines. In addition to their love of the wine industry, the Landry family is passionate about serving their community and visitors.
100% of 20 customers recommend
“It was great”
“If you like wine or want to try something new I suggest you go wine tasting. IT was amazing and very fun. ”
“No tips but the whole trip was fantastic!! Super friendly staff and best wine I've ever had!!! ”