Wine stored in a bottle gets better with age, whereas a message sent in a bottle is the best way to avoid exorbitant stamp prices. Fill your own glass envelopes with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a fresh-juice winemaking experience at Vin Bon (a $130 value). Choose from the following locations: Brampton, Maple, Mississauga, Newmarket, North York, Scarborough, and Toronto, and Whitby. The winemaking experience includes:
- Fresh cabernet franc/petit verdot red blend or sauvignon blanc/chardonnay white blend juice for 24–26 bottles of wine
- Shrinks and labels
Although bottles are not included in this deal, customers may bring their own or purchase at an additional cost ($1).
Vin Bon’s winemakers guide customers through the art of creating vintages within an on-site winemaking facility. Upon arrival, guests choose from imported juices hailing from grapes such as cabernet franc or chardonnay based on flavour and ability to coexist with glass. Participants hand over their desired juice to winemakers for the vinting process. Vintners closely monitor each juice batch on its five-to-six-week journey to fermentation by blending ingredients in fermenters and housing the mixture until it is ready for bottling. Each batch fills 24–26 bottles of wine, which customers can assemble into sculptures of Dionysus’s favourite decanter and decorate with labels. Each newborn batch is also bolstered by Vin Bon’s guarantee.