Types of wines are often named after the region from whence they came, which explains the massive failure of Margaritaville's great vineyard experiment. Dub your own drink with this Groupon.
Choose From Three Options
- $95 for a Winemaker for a Day experience for one (a $199 value)
- $179 for a Winemaker for a Day experience for two (a $398 value)
- $349 for a Winemaker for a Day experience for four (a $796 value)
Under the guidance of either Rootstocks’ founder or a local winemaker, guests head out midmorning into the pesticide-free vineyard to harvest grapes by hand. After enjoying a picnic lunch, visitors head to the winery for experiences that may include barrel sampling, lab work, and blending. At the end of the day, each participant takes home a signed bottle of wine as a souvenir.
Under the direction of master winemaker David Johnson, the team behind Rootstocks celebrates wine by leading clients through vine-to-bottle experiences at its pesticide-free vineyard. Members participate as much or as little as they like in producing their own wine, joining any part of the year-long process that includes barrel sampling in the winter and crop thinning in the summer. Located on 10 acres in Niagara wine country, the red clay soil nourishes grapes such as cabernet franc, chardonnay, and pinot noir, all of which Rootstocks’ team helps visitors turn into their signature blends. After the grapes have been harvested by hand, processed, aged in barrels, and assigned astrological signs, an in-house graphic designer helps clients create their own custom labels.