Winemaking, like cosmetic surgery, involves making already strong natural resources even more tasty. Imbibe vastly improved grapes with today's Groupon: for $18, you get two bottles of selected wines at Thornhaven Estates Winery in Summerland (up to a $35.80 value).
At Thornhaven Estates, visitors can purchase the bottled yieldings of six flourishing vineyards, carefully handcrafted into reds and whites by a team of vintners led by Cellar Master Jason Fraser. Thornhaven ferments and ages its chardonnay in French-oak barrels, adding an oaky aftertaste and no-frills sensibility to its fruity base ($15.90). Meanwhile, the pinot gris, bearing aromas of rhubarb and citrus, provides fresh, crisp sips augmented by a scintilla of spice ($17.90). Specialty wine offerings include a golden Diosa ($14.90) and the sweet Nectar del Sol, a dessert wine infused with a fruit salad of peach, apricot, apple, and pineapple ($17.90). Oenophiles who pay a visit to the Santa Fe–style grounds can take in sweeping views from a courtyard patio overlooking a valley floor dotted with orchards foregrounded by distant, emotionally reserved mountains.
6816 Andrew Ave.
Summerland, British Columbia V0H 1Z7Get Directions