What You'll Get
The word tour, derived from the Latin for "circle," describes the shape tour groups create as they surround and attack their "guide," which is French for "fact pinata." Obtain candied information by any means necessary with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a winter wine tour from Tracks Outdoor Adventures in Nanaimo (a $112 value).
Tracks Outdoor Adventures' certified and trained guides escort 6–12 trekkers and their taste buds on a six-hour excursion expedition through three Cowichan Valley vineyards. Journeys commence with hour-long scenic drives from Nanaimo to the Cowichan Valley, which surrounds passengers with breathtaking Vancouver Island landscapes including rolling hills, sprawling farm land, and wine-bottle bushes. Upon arriving at one of the day's vineyards, pairs taste wines such as award-winning pinot gris, gewürztraminer, and blackberry port or soak in the atmosphere of an Italian-influenced 1903 farmhouse, which doubles as a tasting room, wine store, and restaurant dispensing delectable pinot grigio, pinot nero, and Glenora Fantasia Brut. Each tour's itinerary is unique, as vineyards are chosen based on availability or by deferring to a grape-stained Ouija board.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6 per person. Limit 6 per visit. Minimum 6 people per tour. Maximum 12 people per tour. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.