Sand Castle Winery


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Winery amid rolling hills & sparkling water welcomes students to learn to match meats, cheeses & breads with pinot noirs & chardonnays.

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Promotional value expires Mar 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required. Must be 21 or older. Valid only for Saturday classes at 3:30PM. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Wine connoisseurs assert that novice tasters should never pair red wine with fish, white wine with red meat, or excessive wine with jury duty. Master the matching of fine wine and food with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a Principles of Wine and Dine wine-pairing class at Sand Castle Winery, plus $10 to spend at the winery store in Erwinna (a $70 total value).

Born and raised in the historic winemaking region surrounding the former Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, Sand Castle Winery's founders employ the fruits of their 72-acre vineyard to impart the lessons of food pairing to their pupils. Over the course of the Principles of Wine and Dine class, students will sample a wide array of oils with various accents mixed in, as well as cheeses, chocolates, nuts, fruit, and other savories, then learn how to marry them to the vineyard's stock of wines without the lengthy process of becoming ordained as a minister at Le Cordon Bleu. Learn how the subtle nuances of spice and oils affect the bouquet of flavors in a 2008 pinot noir, which pairs readily with game meats and pork, or mix the sweet oak and citrus notes of the 2006 chardonnay classic and montrachet cheese. Facts fly regarding the 2005 dry riseling and its balanced flavor, green apple notes, and potential to pair with pork or striped bass with celery seeds, while the cabernet sauvignon is revealed to be barrel aged, lending it a soft, creamy finish perfect for steak, venison, or pasta.

After class, procure vinegars, olive oils, and other delectables at the winery store, wander through the vineyard to take in the pastoral beauty of the estate or engage in mischievous grape tipping.

Sand Castle Winery

Planted by hand in the 1980's, 56,000 special seedlings spiral toward the sun, spawning bundles of grapes that wait to be plucked and transformed into casks of delicious libations. The owners of the elegant winery and castle welcome guests to absorb the sight of the scenic vineyard, and step into the cool, climate-controlled cellar, before heading to the tasting room to sample wine. Large tasting rooms and an outdoor pavilion can also host private events on the regal grounds.

Customer Reviews

Great tour and wine tasting will definetly return.
JEAN S. · January 4, 2017
The tour and tasting were great as was the cheese plate we had. We went home with a case of wine, so it was definitely a good day!
Rebecca S. · January 3, 2017
This was my second visit to the winery. I brought a friend this time to have the experience. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the wine of course was great.
Joyce O. · December 26, 2016
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    755 River Rd.

    Erwinna, Pennsylvania 18920


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