Like choosing a prom date, choosing a favorite wine necessitates sampling a variety to determine which one will produce the nicest bouquet. Enjoy the fruits of competitive courting with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a wine tasting for two at Talon Winery & Vineyards in Lexington or Shelbyville (up to a $41.98 value). The package includes:
- Tasting for two (a $10 total value)
- Two souvenir wineglasses (a $9.98 total value)
- A select bottle of wine (up to a $22 value)<p>
Located on handsome farmland amid Kentucky’s rolling hills, Talon’s lush vineyard produces a purple-hued spectrum of vintages. The winery welcomes guests any day of the week to sample six liquid vinefruits before selecting a bottle to take home and save for a special occasion. The Coyote red ($12.95/bottle), a semisweet soft red with light cherry and strawberry flavors, may cause sippers to howl discreetly into their shirt sleeve, and the traminette ($13.50/bottle), a spicy Gewürztraminer–style white wine, pairs well with Asian cuisine. Talon’s Lexington tasting room, located inside a historical 1790s farmhouse, grants visitors the bonus of experiencing the grape-imprisoning process at the winery’s on-site corking complex. Inquisitive sightseers can also embark on self-guided walking tours of the vineyard, processing center, and Kentucky oak barrels.
Talon Winery's Lexington and Shelbyville locations offer visitors a unique wine-tasting experience. At the Lexington location, visitors can follow the entire winemaking process from vine to bottle, while strolling through a lush five-acre vineyard. The vineyard features a gift shop, and guests are welcome to a wine tasting in the historical tasting house. At the Shelbyville location, guests can sample wine in a modern tasting room adorned with a barrel ceiling. Despite the contemporary decor, the tasting room is set against the small-town charm of the city. Like the Lexington location, the Shelbyville location features a gift shop to peruse.