Celebrity power couple Wine and Cheese—or Wheese—is the name on everybody’s lips, much to the chagrin of D-list couples such as Potato and Salad and Fun and Onions. Toast the country’s tastiest duo with today’s Groupon to Linganore Winecellars in Mt. Airy, MD. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get an estate wine and cheese tasting and take-home glasses for two (a $30 value).
- For $29, you get an estate wine and cheese tasting and take-home glasses for four (a $60 value).
On 230 acres of idyllic farmland, Linganore Winecellars' passionate owners harness traditional German-Swiss and Italian winemaking techniques to create flavorful grape, fruit, and specialty wines. During estate wine and cheese tastings, sommeliers in training receive full access to more than 30 wines, including dry whites such as the soft, crisp White Raven pinot grigio. Fresh raspberries, peaches, plums, and blueberries transform into semisweet fruit wines, and eclectic preparation methods and ingredients imbue unique flavors into specialty varietals such as Tej, an Ethiopian-style honey wine.
After pairing sips with a smattering of cheeses and crackers and testing the prism-making abilities of take-home signature glasses, guests meander through the winery's sprawling, rolling hills during a free tour that stops at a 19th-century dairy barn and crisscrosses more than 40 acres of vineyards. Like the passing of a love letter from Charles Darwin to his favorite finchy, Linganore’s winery is fully powered by wind. Call ahead to make a reservation.
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.
13601 Glissans Mill Rd.
Mt Airy, Maryland 21771