After Capri Sun began creepily transforming people into amorphous metallic globules, wine rose to prominence, offering a similarly complex flavor profile without the threat of spontaneous melting. Celebrate wine, or "nature's Capri Sun," with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get one admission to the Silver Hills Vineyards and Winery Back to the Country Wine and Music Festival (a $15 value). The event takes place on Saturday, June 26, and will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
As you enter the smashed-grape extravaganza, you'll be handed your very own glass to use and keep as a memento, if perhaps a slightly blurry one. Turn on all 10 billion of your taste buds for tasting numerous wine varieties from Silver Hills Vineyards. The event will also feature local vendors selling mouth-moistening food, demonstrations of wool spinning and bee farming, and three bands playing live music. Fever and the Funkhouse will get your toes tapping at 11 a.m.; at 2:30 p.m. Swampboy Blues Band will get you partially alliterated; and Blue House burns down the house at 6 p.m. You'll even get to witness the sight of the ethereal alpaca, a cute camelid creature resembling a llama that has been bred with a poodle, giraffe, and celebrity werewolf. Bottles of wine are also available to purchase if you want to savor the flavor after the festival is over.
Though patrons of Silver Hills Vineyards and Winery have not written reviews for the Wine Festival, four Catch Wine reviewers have this to say about their experiences at the vineyard:
Silver Hills Vineyards & Winery
In 2000, a group of farmers decided to diversify their crop production by planting twirling wine grapes into the rolling Midwestern hills. The initial smattering of vines quickly grew into a 4-acre vineyard and led to the launch of Silver Hills Vineyards & Winery, a small operation intent on crafting 100% Nebraska wines. The vintners’ Midwestern pride can be seen in their choice of ingredients—all wines are made with fruit grown at local vineyards and tattooed with the state motto—as well as their choice of decor: the outdoor tasting deck is shaped like Nebraska.
Silver Hills produces red, white, rosé, and berry wines, which visitors can sample during the vineyards’ limited hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Bottle labels display woodcuts by John Schirmer, a resident of neighboring Iowa who has carved wood professionally for more than 35 years.
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