Wine appreciation is a fine art that is infinitely more fun to master than hot dog whittling or snowflake cataloging. Refine your palate with today's Groupon: for $14, you get a wine tasting for two, two souvenir glasses, and one fruit and cheese platter (a $30 value) at Ozan Vineyard & Cellars in Calera. This Groupon can be used on Fridays and Saturdays. The establishment will schedule tasting times by reservation.
Ozan Vineyard & Cellars fetes orating oenophiles and silent swillers alike with its barrel-aged premium and local wines culled from lush backyard grapes and poured in a romantic setting. Grown-up grape-juice gulpers can taste the fermented fruits of the 2005 and 2006 vintage labor in a wide range of crimson-hued and opalescent offerings, including citrus-filled chardonnay, saucy sangiovese, classic, dry-style merlot, chocolate-tinged cabernet sauvignon, and richly flavored norton, cultivated from an American-bred breed of red grape. The 2005 vintage showcases libations produced from estate-plucked fruit as well as fresh harvests from East Coast vineyards, and the 2006 vintage boasts a percolating peach wine perfect for savoring liquid versions of your favorite shoemaker-crafted dessert.
Savor drinkable delights with two souvenir wine glasses and a fruit-and-cheese platter bursting with harmonizing flavors, creating a sippable melody that bounces off of sanguine sunsets and returns to redazzle you from your perch on the lush grounds.
- It was the perfect place to gather and enjoy a peaceful country setting amidst the Alabama Wine Trail! – Lisa E. Mann, Birmingham News
Ozan Vineyard & Cellars
The Patrick family first dabbled in wine-making on their 24-acre estate back in 2001, when only one other vineyard operated in Shelby County. After a few seasons of practice and success, they decided to officially dedicate a portion of their land to cultivating grapes, and formally established Ozan Vineyard & Cellars in 2005. In 2013, they expanded with additional vineyard viewing areas, event space, and a winery boutique.
Using a combination of grapes grown on their own land and sourced from the East Coast, Ozan currently produces a series of varietals, including riesling, chardonnay, Chilton County peach, Norton red, and cabernet sauvignon. Conceived of traditional winemaking methods in small lots of French and American barrels, the vinos develop multifaceted flavors and complexity before being poured in Ozan’s tasting room or into glasses on the picturesque outdoor patio.