Wine and fine food is a matched pair, like Cagney and Lacey or Wayne Gretzky and the only thing people remember about hockey. Slapstick your face with flavor using today's deal: for $15, you get a wine-and-cheese tasting for two plus a $10 credit toward wine purchases (a combined value of $33) at Sweely Estate Winery, located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Madison, Virginia.
Recently opened in 2009, the tasting and hospitality center at Sweely Estate Winery boasts scenic vineyard views from the attached open-air terrace. As guests take in the sights of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains, Sweely’s winesperts pour a medley of fine French-style wines, including reds aged in French oak barrels and whites enhanced by premium grapes in gravity flow. Compare and contrast the fermented flavors with the accompanying cheeses, then apply the included $10 credit toward a bottle of memories such as the refreshing Sweely Estate pinot gris ($16), graced with palate-tickling notes of green apple and citrus, or the Sweely Estate merlot ($20.95), swirled with mixed berry and minty overtones.
Pre- and post-tasting, wine-glass-crossed lovers can amble about the verdant vineyard or the hospitality center, which fuses Old World décor with modern-day amenities including a retail boutique, culinary center, and gift shop. Because there is no purchase limit for today’s Groupon, visitors can opt to pour out multiple Groupons and then delve them out across a larger flock of vineyard visitors.