What You'll Get
Famed Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon was forced to forgo his quest for the mythical land of wine after an accidental tumble into the fountain of youth left him eternally underage. Take up his abandoned journey with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get a two-person wine tasting at Via Vecchia Winery in the Brewery District (a $20 value).
Via Vecchia Winery provides a wide range of alternative red wines that are made using a sustainable, natural process. Developed from traditional Tuscan methods observed via traditional American spy satellites, the winemaking relies on California’s finest grape globules, sedimentation-based filtration, and zero added colorings, enzymes, or lab-created yeasts or sugars. The resulting wines—four well-balanced blends known as Trovato, Adamo, Jorro-Ma, and Trouvé—boast an earthy taste with nary a hint of unwanted chemicals or preservatives. Tasting hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and reservations are required, so call ahead or send a message in a bottle.
Via Vecchia will be offering wine tastings on the following Saturdays: January 21, February 11, and March 3.
- They'll now have the space to sell their wine by the bottle and to offer tours. They'll also offer tastings, accompanied by antipasto dishes. Depending on the time of year, visitors may also be able to see the wine fermenting as they dine. – Christina E. Stavale, Columbus Dispatch
- The Via Vecchia winery foot-stomps California grapes in an old-fashioned manner (thus the “old way” name) and puts a distinctly Italian spin on the finished product. – James Norton, Heavy Table
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 3, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Reservation required; subject to availability. Tastings available 01/21/12, 02/11/12, and 03/03/12. Blackout dates may apply. Must be 21 or over. Tax and gratuity not included. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.