Like Mike Tyson, wine is usually robust, is often boxed, and should never influence tattooing decisions. Imbibe the spirit of a champion with today's Groupon to Vineland Estates Winery in Vineland. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get a private tour of the winery with a reserve wine tasting and artisanal cheese pairings for one (a $40 value).
- For $39, you get a private tour of the winery with a reserve wine tasting and artisanal cheese pairings for two (an $80 value).
Private tours operate by reservation and are available daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
With more than 25 years of grape-pressing proficiency and dozens of accolades to their credit, the winemakers at Vineland Estates Winery cheerfully provide tours and tastings to all who wish to savour a few behind-the-scenes sips. Vineland Estates' staff regularly escorts wine enthusiasts and Pabst partisans alike through the estate's 165 acres of picturesque vineyards in the fertile Niagara Escarpment. After examining the lush greenery of the vineyards, tours are invited to pull back the curtain and see the meticulous wine-making process that attracts the area's flying monkeys and yields Vineland's award-winning varieties, including reserve, riesling, and ice wines.
After experiencing the dimly lit flavour chamber that is Vineland's expansive cellar, the 60-minute jaunt through the estate concludes with a leisurely tasting and juggling of some of Vineland Estate's finest reserve wines, agreeably paired with four Canadian farm chesses and fresh, estate-made bread. Visitors can stop by the on-site wine shop and retail store, housed in an historic 19th-century log barn, where they can peruse wine accessories, admire older vintages from the vineyard's past, and try their luck at dousing Dionysus in the pinot dunk tank.