Identifying different flavor notes in wine is a mark of refinement, like discerning the pedigree of a horse by its taste in jazz. Sip on singular vintages with this Groupon.
$10 for a Vineyard Tour for Two ($20 Value)
During tours, pairs observe the winery’s state-of-the-art equipment while meeting experienced winemakers and learning the basics of winemaking. Souvenir glasses bear 8–12 sample wines, which may include a merlot with watermelon essence, white zinfandel crafted with California grapes, and sangria with notes of orange. Guests head home afterward with their glasses. Tours take place on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m.
ShelaLara Vineyards & Winery
At ShelaLara Vineyards & Winery, vintners work with modern equipment to produce more than 20 different wines. Using grapes and fruit imported from California and other sun-soaked regions, the enophiles fill tanks with sweet elixirs including their in-house specialty wine slush. The glacier wines, fruit essences, and vintage wines run a colorful gamut from the off purple of the sky just after sunset to the hue of warm honey. ShelaLara’s winemaking process, including fermentation, bottling, and 21-gun salutes following spills, all takes place in Rhode Island.