What You'll Get
Wine-tasting technique demands that you first swirl the glass, then take a sip, and then very slowly dribble wine down your chin so that the rest of your body can taste it. Imbibe elegance with this Groupon.
Choose from Two Option
- $39 for a “Tap the Vat with the Winemaker” wine-tasting package for two (a $112.50 value)
- $75 for a “Tap the Vat with the Winemaker” wine-tasting package for four (a $225 value)
During tastings at Tarpon Springs Castle Winery’s European-style confines, guests rub elbows with the winemaker himself inside the winery’s bonded vat room. After learning about the wine-making process and sampling a few of the winery’s fine vintages, guests choose a take-home bottle and personalize it with a hand-applied label signed by the winemaker. A celebratory glass of their chosen wine accompanies guests on strolls through a New Orleans-style, private botanical garden and courtyard.
Tarpon Springs Castle Winery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday–Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Tarpon Springs Castle Winery is closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Tarpon Springs Castle Winery recommends that purchasers make their reservations as soon as possible, as sessions can fill quickly. Please call only during the listed business hours.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 18, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Early booking recommended; space subject to availability. Must be 21 or older and provide valid ID. Tax & Gratuity not included. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Tarpon Springs Castle Winery
There's a strong sense of tradition at Tarpon Springs Castle Winery. Nestled in the area's national historic district, owners Joseph and Diana Marks have created an atmosphere that transports visitors to Old-World Europe. Here, fine wines are hand-crafted on the premises from the crush to the label. There's tradition inside the bottle too—varietals are made from family recipes that were passed down through the generations, a history that dates back to Sant'Arsenio, Italy near southeast Naples.
The strong historical ties are also reflected in the winery's building, which is modeled after an 1820 federal building. Inside, the tasting room offers visitors the opportunity to sample wines while also enjoying the surrounding fountains, courtyard, and gazebo.