Many people are intimidated by wine's subtle flavors and endless varieties, but did you know that it's actually just juice made from vodka-infused grapes? Learn other things my cousin told me about with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $25 for a wine-bottling class for two (a $50 value)
- $48 for a wine-bottling class for four (a $100 value)
- $68 for a wine-bottling class for six (a $150 value)
- $99 for a wine-bottling class for 10 (a $250 value)
In a one-hour workshop, an experienced winemaker guides customers through the process of filtering solids and impurities from fermented wine and readying it for enjoyment or sale. Participants learn how to check for clarity; explore the proper technique for filling bottles; and discover how to cork, seal, and label their contained libations. To sample a range of wines, including those they may have bottled, customers can join in wine tastings for an additional $5, which they can pair with bring-your-own cheeses or picnics.
Sugar Ridge Winery
Sugar Ridge Winery's rolling acres once held everything from white-speckled fields of cotton to waving meadows of hay. Then owners Don and Michele Andrews planted their first rows of varietal and transformed the land into a verdant, nectar-giving paradise. Michele inherited the acreage from her grandparents and honors their legacy through a red heritage wine that fills the tasting room's antique wooden shelves alongside chardonnays, tempranillos, and cabernets. This pride in the vineyards' history shines through in the decor as well: Outside the tasting room, a wood-sided well stands flanked by giant urns. Shaded by trees, a tranquil fountain babbles on a stone patio and a resident cat and kittens prowl the grounds, guarding the grapes and playing cat games such as Parcheesi. In addition to public and private wine tastings, Don and Michele also host tasting afternoons paired with an outdoor massage and encourage winery visitors to pack their own picnics.