What You'll Get
Sea cucumbers, the camels of the ocean, have the fantastic ability to survive for up to half a year without water. Wet your own whistle with today’s Groupon. For $15, you get a wine tasting for two and a $30 tasting-room retail credit (a $40 total value) at Swedenburg Estate Vineyard in Middleburg.
Swedenburg is located on historic Valley View Farm, which dates back to 1762 and still has a slight fondness for powdered wigs. The vineyard itself was planted by the Swedenburg family in the 1980s, more than 200 years after the farmland was originally cultivated. Today, the family still lives in the original, Colonial-era "Patent House," a testament to the farm's long history. When you pay a visit to Swedenburg, be prepared for hospitality befitting the landscape and Old World values. Weather permitting, picnic tables with umbrellas are set up for a relaxing wine tasting amid the bucolic splendor. Sample the six wines the vineyard produces, including Riesling with green-apple notes, the dark, oak-berry richness of pinot noir, and a semi-dry rosé for middle-ground wine balance.
A wine tasting for two is a wonderful getaway from workday worries; share it with a good friend, a romantic partner, or a shifty-eyed stranger, and discover a new and indulgent way to relax. With today's Groupon held firmly in place by a pocket cork, you'll also have a $30 credit at the Swedenburg's tasting room, a retail space for stocking up on wines and simple, wine-friendly food items. Pick up a bottle of the wine you enjoyed the most ($14–$25) and a Swedenburg logo wine glass ($4) to drink it in. Take home a selection of six Amish cheeses ($8) and a Middleburg plum chutney ($8.50) for an at-home taste of the local landscape.
Swedenburg Estate Vineyard is open Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., or Monday–Friday by appointment; call or email for an appointment.
- The view from the tasting room is absolutely spectacular, and they have tables and chairs outside which would be fabulous for picnicking… – Paul M., Yelp
- I bought three bottles of wine: one Riesling, one Chantilly, and one bottle of the C'est La Vie. Everyone was fun and friendly here! Another place to which I will return! – Neal E., Yelp
- Our pourer was very nice and even gave us a tour while we were walking around. She showed us the winery and provided an explanation of the wine making process. We felt that the tasting was a bit on the quick side, but any questions we asked were answered. – Winerazzo
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 27, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per couple per visit. Must call to schedule Monday through Friday or for groups of 6 or more. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.