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What You'll Get
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 $8, you get two winery-logo-etched wine glasses at Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery in Westport (a $16 value). Guests are invited to stay for a complimentary wine tasting and discussion, and will receive 10% off nonalcoholic beverages, food, and retail merchandise in the shop.
Westport Rivers' winemakers experiment with new harvest and fermentation methods to coax original vintages from familiar fruits. After customers receive their wine flutes, tongues are free to swirl the five or six different varietals on the tasting menu, palates discovering flavors described by a nearby tasting expert or delivered via semaphore from a ship docked in the nearest harbor. The 2009 pinot gris winemaker's selection greets the nose roundly with pear and citrus secrets, and the winery's signature 2005 Westport brut blends pinot noir and chardonnay to create energetic, lingering sips. Lemon and lime banter dryly in the 2008 Westport Rivers rkatsiteli, pairing nicely with Asian cuisines or quick-witted comedians.
On Saturday afternoons, complimentary tours explore the blend of traditional and modern techniques vintners use to coddle their grapes from infancy to winehood on an 200-acre farm. Each varietal draws personality from the New England loam to showcase crisp flavors, full aromas, and hatred of the Yankees. Customers can use their 10% discount to purchase other logo-emblazoned merchandise to match their fluted glasses from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Saturday.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 4, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Reservation required for Saturdays. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Westport Rivers Winery
Carol Russell comes from a long line of winemakers—her father, Herbert, and grandfather, Max, crafted sparkling wine at their vineyard in New York. After dreaming of reviving the family business for years, in 1982 she and her husband moved to farmland in Westport, and four years later they planted their first vines on an awe-inspiring farm located adjacent to the Westport River.
Now, their winery cultivates a sprawling 80 acres of grapes, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and more.
Westport Rivers has been honored to have been served in two White Houses, garnered dozens of Gold Medals and been raved about by local, national and international press including the New York Times, Quarterly Review of Wine, Gourmet, Wine Enthusiast, the Wall Street Journal, the BBC etc.