The word tour, derived from the Latin for “circle,” describes the shape tour groups create as they surround and attack their “guide,” which is French for “fact piñata.” Obtain candied information by any means necessary with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a winery tour for two at Morgan Ridge Vineyards in Gold Hill (a $40 value). Wine tastings are complimentary and not included in the value of today’s deal. The tour includes the following:
- Winery tour for two with two souvenir Riedel wine glasses (a $15 value each)
- Cheese plate for two (a $10 value)
- Eight complimentary wine tastings per person
Lovingly tended by proprietors and master winemakers Tommy and Amie Baudoin, the idyllic vineyards of Morgan Ridge yield delicious, fruity batches of handcrafted vino. As a guide gives an overview of Morgan Ridge Vineyard’s 7 pastoral acres, visitors marvel at the flourishing rows of grapevines and the heavy boughs of bountiful wine-bottle trees. Within the newly built winery, stout oak barrels house a harvest of 1,500 cases of wine per year, and a tasting room welcomes guests with warm, comfortable hospitality. Guests leave the enchanting estate with pictographic memories of vineyard villa, as well as two handsome souvenir glasses.
The acres of mineral-rich, ploughed earth at Morgan Ridge deliver a tasty array of local varietals that invigorates palates with vivid jolts of flavor. During a complimentary tasting, patrons revel in the notes of Hungarian oak tannins in the cabernet sauvignon, delight in the earthy tones of the fruity sangiovese, and rack their brains to find which pairing of cheese turns the crisp seyval blanc into a potion of immortality.
Morgan Ridge Vineyards
Lovingly tended by proprietors and master winemakers Tommy and Amie Baudoin, the idyllic fields of Morgan Ridge Vineyards yield delicious, fruity batches of handcrafted vino. Six varieties of grapes sprout from the fertile grounds, including classics such as chardonnay and merlot and rarer fruits such as sangiovese and seyval blanc. Within the newly built winery, stout oak barrels house a harvest of 1,500 cases of wine per year, and a tasting room welcomes guests with warm, comfortable hospitality. Regular tours explore the vineyard’s rolling hills and neat rows of plants before retiring to the tasting room, where patrons sample the fruits of the Baudoin's labor by drinking their wines and trying on their work gloves.