Grape juice magically transforms into wine in the same way milk becomes cheese and a 1972 Dodge Dart becomes an even older 1972 Dodge Dart. Tipple the tasty transformation with today's Groupon: for $8, you get two tickets to the Frozen Tundra Wine Fest at Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery, located in Kewaunee. These tickets are good for either Friday, February 25 or Saturday, February 26, from 3 p.m.–7 p.m. All festival attendees must be 21 or older.
Named after the latitudinal line that connects Tuscany, Bordeaux, and Kewaunee County, Parallel 44 smashes award-winning grapes picked from a vivacious vineyard and swirled into sweet nectar. With this deal, you’ll spend a day at the Frozen Tundra Wine Fest to celebrate Parallel 44’s Frozen Tundra wines, which have the tenacious ability to survive harsh winter temperatures without compromising taste or having to wear grape-sized ski masks. Treat palates to the tastes of these inspired grapes, as you’ll get five wine samples plus a Frozen Tundra wine glass and cheese samples. In addition, fermentation fans will listen to live music and glare at the luminaries dotting Parallel 44’s exquisite vineyard.
Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery
Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery's winemaker Steve Johnson and owner Maria Milano shepherd their staff as they transmute Wisconsin varietal grapes into an array of award-winning cool-climate wines. The vineyard's vines—some of which can withstand weather 30 degrees below zero and pinches from elderly snowmen—spawn year-round grapes such as frontenac, st. pepin, and petite pearl. Guides conduct regular public and scheduled private tours of the vineyards, production facilities, and a tasting room decked in cream-colored walls and hardwood accents.
Named for a line of latitude running through Tuscany, Bordeaux, and the Green Bay area, the winery abounds with local culture and Mediterranean atmosphere. Villa arches and wide windows overlook colonnades and rolling green fields, enabling staff to ensure free-growing grapes don't wander to other pastures. The winery grounds swell with revelers during a range of seasonal events, such as festivals and a concert series.