Wine stored in a bottle gets better with age, whereas a message sent in a bottle is the best way to avoid exorbitant stamp prices. Bear your love letter to wine on foot with today's Groupon: for $15, you get an indoor wine tour for up to four people including a tasting and food pairing (up to a $16 value) and $20 worth of gift cards at Rush Creek Wines in Aylmer (up to a $36 total value).
Rush Creek Wines crafts more than 20 varieties of quality certified, award-winning fruit wines from the bounty bestowed by its 57+ acres of orchards and vineyards. Today's Groupon procures a 90-minute indoor tour of Rush Creek's winery for up to four people including a tasting of at least 10 wines, plus food pairings (a $4 value per person) and bottle-juggling lessons. After quenching tongues, groups bound off with goody bags and $20 worth of gift cards with which to further treat palates at the retail store, which dispenses wines by the bottle and by the glass, foodstuffs, light bites at the bruschetta bar, and gifts. Visitors who opt to stick around can relax at the barbecue picnic area, stroll through the English garden, or leisurely venture into the corn maze and cause the scarecrow to question his self-worth.
Rush Creek Wines
As the sun rises over the winery's 57 acres of vineyard land, it illuminates a seemingly endless expanse of fruit. Surrounded by this fertile patch of farmland, Kim and Wendy Flintoft craft wines with estate-grown fruits—including tart rhubarb, rich elderberries, and luscious peaches—without using concentrates or artificial flavours. With these key ingredients, they aim to appeal to virtually all palates by fermenting potions with flavour profiles that range from bone-dry to as sweet as a kiss blown by a newborn kitten, and have been awarded best specialty wine by Lake Erie Living Magazine. The Flintofts let guests take in the complex magic of winemaking through tours that completely sever the bond between the words "wine" and "snob."