Wines, like a comfortable T-shirt or a hard candy left to ripen under the couch, only get better with age. Taste the passing of time with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a bottle of syrah or merlot at Trillium Creek Winery (a $20 value) in Home.
Heralded in Washington Magazine, Trillium Creek Winery coaxes decadent Dionysian drinks out of homegrown and East Washington grapes. Low-sulfite bottles of syrah ($20) and merlot ($20) begin life as fresh purple bunches, smash their awkward teen years in the wine press, and then mature in the 1,500-square-foot cellar on site. Guests can take complimentary sniffs, sips, and swishes of these two reds and others while stationed near the stone counter of the charming Alsatian tasting room. In what started as a hobby, friendly husband-wife owners Claude and Claudia Gahard have fused their disparate palates to furnish glasses and tongues with many flavors and blends.
Three TripAdvisors give Trillium Creek Winery an average of 4.5 owl eyes: