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 today’s Groupon to Sage Hill Vineyard & Winery in Parks. Choose from the following options:
- For $50, you get a wine tasting and a one-night stay for two in the winemaker’s loft (a $100 value).
- For $55, you get a wine tasting and a one-night stay for four in the winemaker’s loft (a $110 value).
- For $95, you get a wine tasting and a two-night stay for two in the winemaker’s loft (a $190 value).
- For $99, you get a wine tasting and a two-night stay for four in the winemaker’s loft (a $200 value).
Guests can check in after 1 p.m.
Sage Hill Vineyard & Winery, a Tuscan-style boutique vineyard, culls from 2.5 acres of winding vines to craft a selection of sippables that brightens the palates of holiday-making oenophiles. Imbibers can authoritatively swirl 10 French-American hybrid wines produced by the family-operated vineyard. A white LaCrosse varietal with distinct cider notes, flits across taste buds, and three dessert wines put guests in mind of Sunday afternoon trips to the corner ice-cream parlor, which served nothing but dessert wines.
After the sampling, travelers ascend the steps from a scenic outdoor patio and kick back in the winemaker’s loft’s queen-size bed. The loft’s capacious interior comfortably sleeps up to four guests who can, when awake, whip up meals in the full kitchen, cook steaks on the grill, and reenact favorite WWE moments with the dining room chairs. Both human and animal children are welcome to stay at the winery.
In addition to imbibing, guests can explore local attractions such as kayaking on nearby Rock Creek Lake or dining options at a handful of local restaurants. The winery is an ideal ornithological gazing spot as well as a likely place to stumble upon birds rehearsing for Rockin’ Robin tribute bands.