Explorer Ponce de León abandoned his quest to discover the mythical land of wine after a tumble into the Fountain of Youth left him eternally underage. Take up his journey with today’s Groupon: for $450, you get a private stay for up to eight guests in the four-bedroom house at Tara Vineyard & Winery in Athens, as well as a winery tour and wine tastings (a $900 value).
Perched atop a bucolic panorama of sprawling grapevines, Tara Vineyard & Winery's turn of the century four-bedroom house invites guests into a dreamscape of old-fashioned tranquility fused with modern comforts. Take a romantic stroll through acres of the ground's Dionsyian cornrows, then share your favorite crafting stories with a barrel of vintage while touring the winery. Replete with four plush luxury rooms, the ivory abode amply accommodates gangs of eight, ideal for peaceful quadruple-dates or a night of raucous policy drafting for congressional leaders. An array of second-story terraces and an expansive wraparound porch facilitate alfresco revelry, and contemporary amenities including free WiFi and satellite television regale guests in the event of inclement weather or Kato Kaelin movie marathons.
Though the vineyard does not permit guests to bring their own alcohol, customers can sample sumptuous East Texas ambrosias during a wine tour that includes complimentary tasting. Tara Vineyard & Winery will also offer customers a 10% discount on any food purchases, which can be stowed and reheated in the in-house refrigerator and microwave. Patrons can pool resources to reserve a maximum of three consecutive nights in the house (available only Sunday night–Thursday night), ideal for those trying to document the midnight movements of sentient grapes, who throw their own surreptitious hog roast each night after dark.
8603 County Rd. 3914
Athens, Texas 75752