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 $40, you get a wine tasting and behind-the-scenes tour package for two at Superior Estates Winery, located in Superior, about 125 miles southwest of Lincoln (an $80 value). This Groupon expires on November 28, 2010.
Superior Estates Winery grows a myriad of delectable Midwestern varietals in its two Republican River Valley vineyards. Sample five of the estates' meticulously crafted wines, such as the Dry St. Vincent, which has soft, buttery flavors, or the Dry Vignoles, which delights taste buddies with honey and tropical-fruit aromas. With grapes including chardonel, chancellor, traminette, marechal foch, cayuga white, and catawba in its fermented arsenal, Superior Estates has a taste superb for both dinner with a loved one or breakfast deep in a coal mine. While you taste, a grape-savvy guide will explain each wine and recommend recipes to pair with the drink. Then, fully wine-wooed, you'll receive one bottle of your choice, plus two etched glasses.
This deal also includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Superior Estates Winery facility. Take a firsthand peek at wine production while inspecting the winery's imposing façade and derrick. Designed to represent each stage of the wine-conjuring process, the winery features a barrel-shaped room for private tastings, a wood-laden room for public tastings, and a limestone-embellished entryway.