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
485 S Front St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215Get Directions