Wines, like a comfortable T-shirt or a hard candy left to ripen under the couch, only get better with age. Taste the passing of time with today’s Groupon to McIntyre Winery & Berries in Bardstown. Choose from the following options:
- For $11, you get a wine tasting for two (up to a $22 total value).
- For $21, you get a wine tasting for four (up to a $44 total value).
- For $30, you get a wine tasting for six (up to a $66 total value).
Each wine tasting includes:
* One souvenir glass per person (a $5 value each)
* One 750mL bottle of wine per two people to take home—choose from blackberry wine (a $11 value) or blueberry wine (a $12 value)
Tommy and Debbie McIntyre, the vintners behind McIntyre Winery & Berries, grow lush blackberries and blueberries in nutrient-rich, amended soil, leaving crops to ripen in the sun before handpicking harvests to brew all-natural fruit wines. Oenophiles and novice wine sippers alike can feast their eyes on the vineyard and fill their ears with winemaking knowledge before deluging taste buds with samples ranging in sweetness, from completely dry to dessert-caliber. Guests can take home a bottle of blackberry or blueberry wine to pour into newly acquired souvenir glasses or to christen a newborn fleet of paddleboats. Tastings run Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. or Sundays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
McIntyre's Winery & Berries
When Tommy and Debbie McIntyre moved into the family farm in 1987, they casually started making wine from wild berries on their land. But as the years went by, their love for winemaking grew and the amount of wild berries declined. So the pair decided to fill their farm with blueberry and blackberry vines so they could make their fruit wines in earnest. Today, they specialize in blueberry and blackberry wines, made from handpicked, sun-ripened fruits in a choice of dry or sweet vintages. To complement these, the McIntyres also offer a select number of wines made from other fruits, such as strawberries and elderberries. Customers who want to see how the wine is made up close can come for a tour or tasting, or simply pick berries for a family-friendly outing.