Wine tastings allow you to try a wide variety of flavors without commitment, much like taking a small bite out of every type of Jelly Belly jellybean at the candy store. Develop a diverse palate with today's Groupon to Treehouse Vineyards in Monroe. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a wine tasting (a $5 value per person) for up to six people (up to a $30 total value).
- For $60, you get a wine tasting for two plus a bottle of wine (a $22 value), and a one-night stay in a private tree house (a $100 value) for up to two adults and one child (a $122 total value).
Grape ranchers Phil and Dianne Nordan uncork six varieties of wine on a pristine patch of farmland adorned with a tree house for overnight guests. Every one of their bacchanalian elixirs is culled from native muscadine grapes, including one strain claiming a centuries-long lineage from a mother vine in Manteo. The vineyard is coddled with organic fertilizer and precisely measured drops of local rainbow juice, ultimately filling bottles with concoctions ranging from the Crystal Creek dry chardonnay to the bolder Table Shack Red. For those already satisfied with their own tree houses, a wine tasting allows a group of six friends, relatives, or half of 2010's employees of the month to tipple tastes of the ambrosias on offer. Guests are quenched with a tasting of all six wines, then gifted with a bottle of their favored potion or favorite brand of microwavable pancake syrup.
For those choosing the second option, the visit culminates with a one-night stay in the vineyard's namesake tree house, a branch-nestled cloud-castle that sits 30 feet in the air and boasts domestic amenities such as a kitchenette, rocking chairs, and a bathroom with a shower. The outdoor porch is graced with a fireplace and provides views of country meadows and the vineyards, allowing guests to catch rare nighttime glimpses of new grapes emerging from their cocoons.
Grape ranchers Phil and Dianne Nordan preside over a rotating flock of wines, which fuel the sounds of clinking glasses in their treehouse nestled high in the arms of a towering oak on their land. A treehouse aficionado from an early age, Phil decided to build a treehouse for adults on his farm in 1999, equipping it with furniture, an indoor fireplace, and phone. Later, after growing vines on the farm’s land for more than 50 years, the duo decided to plant a vineyard in 2004, and thus Treehouse Vineyards was born.
Many of the Nordan’s wines are culled from native grapes, including one strain claiming centuries-old lineage from the Mother Vine in Manteo. Nurtured with organic fertilizer, the vineyard’s crew ultimately fills bottles with concoctions ranging from its Crystal Creek magnolia muscadine to the bolder Tack Shack Red, perfect for toasting a special occasion or christening a spouse’s shoe before they go to work. Other varietals include cabernet sauvignons, merlots, and dulcet riesling. Down the hill overlooking the pond rests Papa’s Dream Treehouse, one of the property’s two secluded treetop bungalows straight from the pages of a child’s imagination. Available for overnight rentals only, the treehouse boasts a grill, kitchenette, and lofted bedroom for an all-encompassing visit.
301 Bay St.
Monroe, North Carolina 28112Get Directions