Identifying different flavor notes in wine is a mark of refinement, like discerning the pedigree of a horse by its taste in jazz. Sip on singular vintages with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $45 for a picnic in the vines for two ($98 value)
- $90 for a picnic in the vines for four ($196 value)<p>
Pairs and quartets nestle in cabernet vines to enjoy picnics fueled by fine cheeses, hard meats, crackers, and a fresh baked baguette. The picnic also includes seasonal fruit and chocolate for dessert and bottled waters for filling portable aquariums. The vineyard also provides one take-home wineglass per person and a logoed corkscrew in case groups decide to purchase a bottle of wine to pair with snacks.<p>
Pilot Knob Vineyard
In 2006, Craig Pinkley traveled to Napa Valley. It started as a business trip, but after a VIP tour of an established winery and a symphony of glass clinks, Pinkley's adventure ended with a career wakeup call. Grapes were his passion, so he set out to make them his coworkers.
Pinkley studied every aspect of wine—"from land, to vine, to vinification"—before deciding on Pilot Knob Vineyard's locale, where rainfall drains ideally and soil presents a balanced mix of nutrients. Spanning 112 acres and perched on a ridge overlooking Texas hill country, Pilot Knob takes its name from an extinct volcano nearby and serves as a romantic location for weddings and events. At Pilot Knob's tasting room, guests can sample the vineyard's wines amid stone fireplaces, high ceilings, and ample windows or step outside to the wraparound porch for far-reaching vistas of the surrounding countryside.