What You'll Get
Grapes naturally exist in three forms: solid, liquid, and raisin. Imbibe the fruit's most drinkable state with today's Groupon: for $69, you get a winemaking experience at The Wine Butler (a $199 value).
At The Wine Butler, an award-winning craft winery where grape pulverizers churn out 200,000 bottles of wine each year, visiting vintners craft 22–23 litres of wine over the course of two visits. Guests can choose from a selection of international wines that includes cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, chardonnay, and varietals harvested from Australia, Chile, South Africa, and the United States. During their inaugural visit, patrons select their wine and start their batch within the winery's humidity-controlled habitat. Concoctions ferment for 6–10 weeks, giving clients ample time to construct a nursery out of cheese and crackers in anticipation of their wine's arrival. On the second visit, vintners bottle and package their elixirs into approximately 28 750-millilitre bottles. The Wine Butler supplies labels, foils, and corks, and winemakers can opt to evict miniature boats from their own bottles or purchase bottles from the winery ($1 each).
This Groupon is valid only for new clients or households only. Customers must be 19 or older with a valid ID.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 16, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per household. Limit 1 per visit. New clients or households only. Online reservation required. Must be 19 or older with valid ID. Valid only for 1 type of wine. Bottles not included but may be purchased on-site. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Wine Butler
The Wine Butler's experts guide customers through yeasting and bottling within an award-winning climate-controlled facility. They've been crafting wine for over 30 years, and their business corks thousands of bottles each year using freshly chopped dartboards and three steps: choose, make, and bottle. This simple process transforms grape juice into premium wines and creates international varieties. Additionally, the staff develops four limited-edition varieties each year. They also reach out and donate a percentage of proceeds to local charities and use old bottles to house homeless toy boats.