What You'll Get
Unlike fruit punch, wine boasts multifaceted flavors, undergoes fermentation, and is never spiked at parties. Leave tainted punch bowls behind with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a wine-tasting package for two from Vintage Piedmont (a $109 value). With the package, two varietal votaries can sip spirits at five different establishments, bring home two memorial glasses from each, and receive a 10% discount on bottles of wine at each winery. Groupon purchasers can visit the wineries in any order at their leisure before the Groupon’s expiration.
Vintage Piedmont unites a grandiose group of family wineries, each cozily sprawled within a 15-mile distance of the others. Ernest oenophiles can mosey among them at their own pace, ensuring no one exhausts their seeing-eye elephant. Barrel Oak Winery boasts a pastoral setting, 20 acres of vines, and a BowHaus white that blends vidal blanc, sauvignon, viognier, and more for a bright flavor ($24). At Philip Carter Winery, the 2009 chardonnay intermixes lemon zest, a vanilla bouquet, and pear notes ($24). Desert Rose Ranch & Winery sustains an unpretentious atmosphere, unlike snobbish grape groups for third cousins of royalty. Varietals include the Hitch Hollow chardonnay aged in French oak barrels, or the Sparky, a European-style rosé. Rappahannock Cellars and Hume Vineyards regale taste buds with delectable drinks from locally grown grapes. At each libation station, take home two commemorative wine glasses and receive 10% off bottles of wine.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 21 or older with valid ID. Not valid for resale. No cash value. Not valid with other offers. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.