Studying wine grapes in their natural habitat is much more enjoyable than exploring the dank, melancholy caverns of root beer's namesake. Stroll through blissful vineyards with this Groupon.
$40 for a Wine-Making Class with Wine Tasting and Appetizers ($80 Value)
During this two-hour class, students learn the ins and outs of wine making from vintner Chris Covington. After learning about the wine-making process for the first hour, students get a chance to view the equipment, ask questions, and taste Port Gardner Bay Winery's vintages while munching on appetizers to cleanse their palate. After class, students leave with a handout and a glossary of wine terms.
Port Gardner Bay Winery
In the barrel room at Port Gardner Bay Winery, Chris Covington stays vigilant watching over casks of reds and whites with the anticipation and pride of a master winemaker. After learning that his engineering and chemistry knowledge could be put to use fermenting grapes and crafting unique alcoholic nectars, Chris began experimenting with the wine-making process, eventually producing his own wines independently. Today, Chris crafts vintages ranging from cabernet sauvignons and merlots to malbecs and gewürztraminers, earning him a spot in Evening Magazine's "The Best of Western Washington". In addition to his day-to-day production duties, Chris also hosts frequent events, from tastings featuring live performances from local musicians to wine classes that discuss the wine-making process and dispel rumors that the best way to crush a grape is by breaking its heart.