The original Grapes of Wrath were a hostile crop of California vines that terrorized countryside travelers from the 1930s until the 1980s, when they were taken down by a gang of musical raisins. Brew a bottle of history with today's Groupon: for $67, you get a winemaking kit at Wine Canyon in Gold Canyon (a $113 value). This Groupon does not include the cost of bottles or equipment. Groupon purchasers choosing to make their wine in store will pay an additional $55 equipment fee.
The proprietors of Wine Canyon furnish amateur sommeliers with a plethora of winemaking kits hailing from around the globe, allowing crafters to select their favorite flavor and harvest their own beverages either in the store or at home. Kits come in red, white, blush, and sweet varietals and produce 6 gallons, or 30 bottles, of wine. All wines contain only one-fifth to one-third of the sulfites found in store brands, giving sippers a better chance of foregoing pesky headaches and unhelpfully vague premonitions after imbibing. Juice, yeast, preservatives, and additives are included in the kits, but oenophiles must use their own bottles, mixing pail, and carboy, a multi-gallon fermentation container that worked its way up from its job as a busboy.
Those in need of their own equipment can purchase the necessities on site to take home, where purchasers can ready their abodes for dinner parties and their wine cellars for real bottles of wine rather than elaborate cardboard cutouts.
6140 S Kings Ranch Rd.
Gold Canyon, Arizona 85118