Conflicting reports about where babies come from have made it difficult to distinguish true child-bearers from those who are simply trying to keep watermelons warm. Honor authentic moms with this Groupon.
$30 for Mother's Day Wine and Jewelry Weekend Package for Two ($77 Total Value)
The package includes admission to the Wine and Jewelry Weekend (held on Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12), and a wine tasting at Pheasant Run Winery for two (a $7 value) with two souvenir wineglasses to take home (a $10 value). Also included is one pair of handcrafted freshwater-pearl earrings from Back Porch Vintage (a $24 value), additional wine tastings for two at Timeless Antiques and Pacific Hazelnut Farms (a $12 value), admission that weekend to the Aurora Historical Museum (a $14 value). Finally, customers receive $10 in Aurora Bucks gift certificates to be used at merchants in Aurora—which was named one of the nation’s best antique shopping destinations by MSN.com—such as Time After Time, White Rabbit Bakery, and Aurora Antiques.
Pheasant Run Winery
A refurbished relic of the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, Portland's first and only "World's Fair," the Aurora State Bank building has gone on a hundred year journey to become the landmark it is today. Transported from Portland to Aurora in 1905, its vaults have played host to robberies, Hollywood productions, and dental cleanings. Though the bank's two original vaults remain, they now house racks that Pheasant Run Winery fills with their small-batch, locally sourced wines. Winemakers harvest their grapes from local and sustainable vineyard estates in Willamette Valley, Walla Walla, and Horse Heaven Hills and ferment them into New World-style wines. They cold-soak grapes in small bins to extract more color and flavor for their signature pinot noir and blend merlot, syrah, and cabernet grapes to create a rich red with notes of blackcurrant and plum and the power to unite feuding grape vines.
This grey brick building is also home to their tasting lounge. Guests walk through the original doors and across the original lobby tiles to savor glasses at tasting tables surrounded by dark wood-trimmed windows. Visitors can also find a rotating collection of prints, paintings, ceramics, and jewelry from local artists. The winery owners also connect to the community through their donations to local charities and non-profits.