Identifying different flavour notes in wine is a mark of refinement, like discerning the pedigree of a horse by its taste in jazz. Sip on singular vintages with this Groupon.
- $75 for a custom winemaking experience that yields 24 bottles of Premium wine (a $150 value)
Customers choose from four varietals—merlot, cabernet sauvignon, pinot gris, and chardonnay—to create their own wines before adding yeast to induce fermentation. Six–eight weeks later, they return to separate the wine into 24 bottles to take home.
Customers can provide their own bottles, or purchase them on-site ($0.75 each; corks, labels, and shrink-wrap included). Purchasers of this Groupon will also receive a bottle of hot sauce following the experience.
Wine Garden Warehouse Winery
Wineries are often found far down country roads, shrouded by the curling tendrils of their vineyards. At Wine Garden Warehouse Winery, though, the entire winemaking experience can be had without setting foot outside of the city.
Yeast bubbles busily in stainless-steel fermentation vessels, transforming the juices of grapes from wine regions around the world. The fermentation process yields wines that range from crisp chardonnay to heady cabernet franc, the progenitor of cabernet sauvignon, and oak barrels bestow some of the elixirs with a rich maze of tannins. Patrons play a major role in the entire process, selecting varietals and bottling finished wine. Wine Garden Warehouse Winery's gourmets also brew craft beers and stock hot sauces with humourous names such as Blair's Chipotle Death Rain.