If grapes could talk, they'd recount their dreams, the first time they got plucked, and the first time they felt victimized by nature's rumor mill—the vine. Taste the tales of the grape with today's Groupon: for $45, you get one admission to a three-hour wine appreciation class, tasting, and dinner at Turtle Run Winery in Corydon, Indiana (a $100 value). Choose from the following dates:
- Tuesday, September 20, 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
- Friday, October 21, 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
- Thursday, October 27, 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
- Friday, November 4, 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
- Thursday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
- Friday, December 16, 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Turtle Run Winery, founded by professional wine judge Jim Pfeiffer and his wife Laura, creates sippable bliss through a thoughtful process of fruit fermentation. The three-hour tasting and tutorial explains the intricacies of apéritifs, highlighting the importance of color, aroma, and tannins, and demystifying differently shaped glasses. Taste-testers will swirl more than 20 offerings, comparing internationals and domestics to Turtle Run’s own varieties. Sips are paired with a full catered dinner, which includes an appetizer of cheese and crackers, a choice of entree with potatoes and vegetables, and dessert (selections vary). Hosts will also cover the science of winemaking, explaining the alchemy and series of top hats involved in turning table grapes into top-notch vino.
Turtle Run Winery, situated on the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail, has been bottling grapes for more than 10 years and grows more than 25 different varieties, a number of which are made with new innovations in barrel making, wine blending, and grape training.