Like choosing a prom date, choosing a favorite wine necessitates sampling a variety to determine which one will produce the nicest bouquet. Enjoy the fruits of competitive courting with today’s Groupon to Miranda Vineyard in Goshen.
$7 for a wine tasting for two (a $14.88 value)
- Tastings can be scheduled on Fridays (through December 31), Saturdays, or Sundays
- Two take-home souvenir glasses included
- Seven award-winning Connecticut wines
- Founder learned winemaking from father and grandfather in Portugal
- Knowledgeable staff answers questions<p>
As a boy, Manny Miranda participated in father-son bonding activities that were a lot cooler than catch. He worked alongside his father and grandfather at their family's winery in Portugal, where he busied himself each Autumn crushing and pressing the grapes, then preparing and casking the juices that would transform into wine.
As an adult, he hoped to recreate the verdant hills of Portugal in the states. That dream led to Miranda Vineyard, where Manny worked with his own sons to perfect the old-world techniques he remembered from his childhood. The vineyard is now the birthplace of hand-crafted and complex wines, from the bright, summery rosé to the lush, full-bodied farmhouse wine. What's more, every single varietal in the Miranda Vineyard family boasts at least one award, and many can lay claim to three or more.