A good bottle of wine can brighten even the rainiest of days, just as an appearance from Alan Alda can add cheer to long business meetings, and Labrador retrievers holding sparklers can perk up dreary art exhibits. Give your palate a treat with today's Groupon: for $16 you can participate in the Fall Harvest Tour, including a premier wine tasting, at Potomac Point Winery in Stafford (up to a $32 value).
Potomac Point Winery produces of a slew of medal-winning wines. The winery's Fall Harvest Tour stretches between 90 minutes and two hours, giving oenophiles the opportunity to learn about the winemaking process from start to finish. Guests can venture into the winery's dungeon to watch as grapes are crushed, then sip the resulting juice, and learn the magical incantations that transform it into wine. The brain-loading knowledge parade is augmented by a palate-challenging premier wine tasting, which includes samples of the winery's offerings—as well as a variety of infused olive oils, which are the natural byproducts of wine.
Take advantage of a 20% discount and stock up on favorite varietals, gift items, and timeworn treasure maps. Whether they shop or not, all tour/tasting guests receive complimentary souvenir glasses, perfect for enjoying future pours and toasting the demise of enemies. Call ahead to schedule your tour.
- Just 15 mi north of town off Route 1, this winery has a gorgeous tasting room and beautiful restaurant in its French Mediterranean-style building. One of Potomac Point's most notable wines is the viognier. For romantics, it's also got a private "proposal tower" and a dedicated engagement and wedding coordinator. – Fodor’s
- Beautiful scenery. Beautiful estate. Beautiful decor. The theme reminded us of an Italian villa and…was a nice variety of wines. – Gene W., Yelp
Grape and Grain Tour
Grape and Grain tours bestow imbibers with a whirlwind six hours to sip and savor a kaleidoscope of diverse beverages. A chauffeur from Prime Transportation begins the day by whisking patrons to a brewery, distillery, and winery, each of which grants samples of their unique brews and vintages while instilling educational tidbits about their creation. At the Mediterranean-style Potomac Point Winery, patrons explore the wine cave and tour the cellar, dining on a bistro lunch and stopping at the olive oil bar to tend jaws creaky from chewing. At Blue and Gray Brewing Company, samples of seasonal beers emerge straight from the tanks to wash down a complimentary dessert, and the tour of family-owned A. Smith Bowman Distillery—a Fredericksburg mainstay since 1934—imparts tricks of the brewing trade that toe the line between tradition and innovation. Discounts on return visits and gift-shop merchandise urge tours to return, and patrons depart with souvenir glasses from each venue that will always remind them not to drink out of the brewer's tank.
275 Decatur Rd.
Stafford, Virginia 22554Get Directions