Like hearts, wineglasses are fragile, full of goodness, and frequently broken. Live life to the brim with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $12 for a vineyard tour and wine tasting for two (a $24 value)
- $24 for a vineyard tour and wine tasting for four (a $48 value)
During a stroll around the vineyard, a knowledgeable guide will detail how the winery's grapes are grown and harvested. The guide will then take visitors step-by-step through the winemaking process, from the pressing of the grapes to the oak-barrel aging. The tour concludes in the tasting room for sample sips.
Customers can upgrade to the Gold Tasting Package and keep the logo glass for an additional $3.
With a love of wines and wide-open spaces, the two siblings Paul and John Nunes decided to establish a winery rather than surrender 60 acres of family farmland to real estate developers. Today, their labor of love, Newport Vineyards, extracts an impressive roster of reds and whites from the trellises that crisscross the farm, spilling emerald floods of vines. The vineyard team nurtures the grape-heavy plants and keeps them from being recruited by gangs of raisins. The fruit eventually becomes wines such as the In The Buff chardonnay, which is fermented in stainless steel tanks to draw out a bouquet of aromas. The Gemini, one of John Nunes's favorite bottles, is a smooth blend of merlot and cabernet.
Most of the wines spend stints in French-oak barrels, which John points out as he leads tour groups across the grounds. At the rough-hewn wooden tables in the tasting room, glasses click together as the vineyard's staff shares anecdotes about each bottle's origins, aromas, and ideal food pairing. Newport Vineyards also carries a variety of holiday gifts, such as wine, wine accessories, and custom labels.