Explorer Ponce de León abandoned his quest to discover the mythical land of wine after a tumble into the Fountain of Youth left him eternally underage. Take up his journey with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a four-course wine tasting for two at the Von Klaus Winery Tasting Haus in Baraboo (a $60 value). The tasting includes four courses, each with two glasses of wine and one of the following appetizers:
- An assortment of five cheeses
- Bread and seasoned dipping oils
- Shrimp or smoked salmon
- House-made chocolate wine truffles<p>
Included with today’s deal, Groupon users also receive a two-for-one voucher redeemable for any dish at The Barn Restaurant & Bar (additional fees vary).
The sommeliers at Von Klaus Winery Tasting Haus usher participants through samplings of their handcrafted specialty fruit wines, each made without sulfites or preservatives. During the course of each tasting, guests sip potables crafted from handpicked apples, New Zealand kiwis, and local cranberries, while snacking on a selection of accompaniments ranging from five assorted cheeses to shrimp or smoked salmon. Gathered ivy spills over the doorframes of the commodious tasting room, and colorful art frames rows of tree trunks. During the sampling, pairs can drink, dine, and compliment their fine stemware on its figure while in front of a window overlooking Baraboo’s historic square.
Von Klaus Winery Tasting Haus
Ivy snakes around door frames and fine stemware dangles above the Von Klaus Winery Tasting Haus’s bar where racks of all-natural fruit wines give off a kaleidoscope of colors. In this space, Von Klaus's staff re-creates the secluded winery experience right in downtown Baraboo. During four-course tastings, they pour samples of their sulfite- and preservative-free wines crafted from handpicked apples, wild cherries, or New Zealand kiwis. As guests gaze out the windows onto the historical square, the staff brings out small plates that may include Wisconsin cheese, jumbo shrimp, and chocolate truffles. As intimate as these pairings can be, the team at Von Klaus also finds a way to re-create the same feeling on a larger scale at private events. In addition to mobile tastings, the winery also brings its traveling vineyard to events in which a professional wine steward is on hand to offer guests a variety of sips.
524 Oak St.
Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913