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 wine and cheese with today’s Groupon to Linganore Winecellars in Mount Airy, Maryland. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get the Premier wine-and-cheese tasting, including signature glasses, for two people (a $30 value).
- For $29, you get the Premier wine-and-cheese tasting, including signature glasses, for four people (a $60 value).
Since the Aellens planted their first seeds in 1972, the 230 scenic acres of Berrywine Plantations/Linganore Winecellars have produced barrels of buzz-worthy grape sauce, recently winning praise for their use of windmills for all power. In the Premier wine-and-cheese tasting, visitors lift light cheese and crackers from platters and swirl red and white wines in glasses while debating whether or not grapes are capable of love. Specialty beverages include favorites such as heady Medieval mead and Tej honey wine. A signature glass emblazoned with the Berrywine-Linganore seal serves as a souvenir, sparing guests the inconvenience of lugging home a massive stainless-steel tank.
On February 1, 2011, Linganore Winecellars' staff members celebrated with a barrel tasting. They had just finalized the winery's transition to operating on strictly sustainable wind power.
Founded in 1971 by the Aellen family, Linganore has since expanded in every way, from its grape selection to new bottling rooms to a renovation of the offices in the 19th-century barn on the grounds. Today, the sustainable winery stocks more wines than ever before, with its award-winning selection including traditional grape varietals, fruit wines, and specialty bottles. The idyllic winery routinely hosts events as well, with concerts, tastings, and tours taking place 361 days out of the year, granting the grapes four days to just hang out.