An in-depth knowledge of wine can enliven humdrum dinner parties, just as an in-depth knowledge of dynamite fishing can enliven foundering job interviews. Give palates an executive education with today’s Groupon to Mastronardi Estate Winery in Kingsville. Choose from the following options:
- For $36, you get a wine-tasting seminar for two (an $80 value).
- For $64, you get a wine-tasting seminar for four (a $160 value).
- For $72, you get a wine-tasting seminar for six (a $240 value).
Mastronardi Estate Winery tills 100 fertile acres along Lake Erie’s north shore, growing a bounty of grapes and crafting them into the prize-winning, full-flavoured fruits of its passionate labours. During the 90-minute viticulture and lip-tinting lesson dubbed “Swirl, Sip, Savour: Beyond the Basics Wine Seminar”, pairs and groups are guided by the estate’s in-house vino virtuoso through a six-tipple flight. While swirling and deconstructing three whites and three reds, students of the grapey ambrosia garner poignant wine-purchasing knowledge, the skills behind proper food and wine pairings, and how to pick the most sensible wine-drinking shoes.
Seminars will be held at various times from November 12–January 31 on Thursdays in the evening and Saturdays and Sundays in the morning and afternoon. Reservations required with a minimum of 3 days notice. Call the winery to book. Check calendar of events for times.
Mastronardi Estate Winery
Nestled among 100 acres of lush vineyards that have blossomed for more than 25 years, Mastronardi Estate Winery cultivates 18 different kinds of grapes that resident winemaker Lyse Leblanc transforms into a prize-winning slate of wine varietals. Lakes Erie and St. Clair sandwich the region, naturally maintaining a suitable vine-harvesting climate that yields the building blocks of sweet dessert wines, crisp whites, bold merlot-cabernet amalgams, and sparkling varietals. Visitors tap into a rainbow of elegant elixirs during tours, tastings, and seminars, decamping to the winery's European-inspired tasting boutique, where a knowledgeable staffer points out oft-overlooked subtleties, such as the pinot grigio’s hints of honeydew and longing. Mastronardi Estate Winery donates a portion of proceeds from the floral-inspired Brianjë riesling to the Batten Disease Support and Research Association in memory of the daughter of owners Eadie and Tony Mastronardi.
1193 Concession Rd. 3 E
Kingsville, Ontario N9Y 2E5