Before it was tamed, the wild grape was the scourge of the valleys, mocking the looks of recently sheared sheep and running away with farmers' sons. Drink to the fruits of cultivation with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a wine tasting for four (a $40 value) plus a $40 credit toward bottled wine at The Four Graces winery in Dundee.
Tending to their 97 acres of choice grape-growing terrain with sustainable-farming practices, The Four Graces general manager Anthony Van Nice and winemaker Laurent Montalieu handcraft an array of complex pinot gris, pinot blanc, and pinot noir wines. A wine tasting for four can whisk an entire doo-wop quartet away on a tongue-tour of the winery's wares without ever leaving the tasting room, a charming 1930s farm house that has been restored to its glory days, before its roof was replaced with a '70s perm.
Once tasters have tippled a type of grape juice that makes their soul sing, they can wield their wine credit toward an appropriate bottle, such as the 2008 Dundee Hills reserve pinot noir ($42)—which artfully juggles the deep flavors of berry, mocha, and floral tones—or the 2010 Willamette Valley pinot blanc ($20), a summery mélange of pear, peach, and grapefruit topped with a zest of lime and a bouquet of apricot, banana, butterscotch, and honey.
9605 NE Fox Farm Rd.
Dundee, Oregon 97115Get Directions