True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, identify flawed bottles, and cry pure chardonnay. Become one with the grape with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
$16 for a tour package for two (a $33 total value)
- 20-minute tour for two with the winemaker (a $20 value)
- Standard tasting (a $4 value)
- Two souvenir wineglasses (a $4.50 value each)<p>
$75 for a winemaking package for one (a $139.95 total value)
- Starter kit (an $89.95 value)
- 90-minute wine class (a $10 value)
- $40 toward wine ingredients<p>
$15 for a wine tasting for two, plus $30 to spend on wines (a $34 value)<p>
The class in the second option demonstrates the process of making wine from juice or pressed grapes, and shows students how to use the equipment properly and how to make their batches better. This deal also includes a starter kit and $40 to spend toward ingredients such as VH Apple ($34.99) and IM Exotic Fruit ($64.95).
The third option includes $30 to spend on wines such as Nektar ($10.99) and Nooks & Crannies ($10.99), accessories such as corkscrews ($6.99), or an additional wine tasting ($2).<p>
Ten Thousand Vines
On the corner of Buffalo and Main Street, Ten Thousand Vines inhabits a quaint brick building outfitted with a microwinery and tasting room. As a winery free from ties to a particular vineyard, Ten Thousand Vines can source its grapes from all around the world—even Antarctica—a practice that inspired the winery's name. The vintners prepare each variety in small batches and carry more than 40 wines in their retail store.
At a tasting bar, open Tuesday–Saturday, curious sippers perch around a quarter-circle bar to sniff and swirl offerings such as Nooks & Crannies, a cranberry-chianti blend, or the delicate Delaware, made from New York grapes. The shop's resident enophiles share their passion with guests in 90-minute winemaking classes, bolstered by a wealth of wine kits and raw-grape juices.