George Orwell famously wrote about winemaking, "If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a grape's face—forever." Have fun proving him right with today’s grape-smashing Groupon: for $63, you get one winemaking experience and 30 bottles of wine of your own creation at Wine Kitz Iris (up to a $126 value). This Groupon includes the $49 winery fee and can be used for any of the light-bodied wines, Country Mist fruit wines, or Wicked hard pink lemonade; you can also use this Groupon's value toward more expensive wines. This deal does not include bottles, which can be either brought from home or purchased from the winery for $0.99 each, plus tax.
Wine Kitz Iris guides oenophiles through the ins and outs of custom winemaking. Owner Linda LeGroulx calls on her Algonquin College sommelier degree to suggest the ideal wine, taking into account each client's tastes and spillage tendencies. The helpful staff walk customers through the easy and relatively quick process of mixing and adding flavouring and yeast to their infant wine, knowing, like a good parent or tug-of-war contender, when to back off and let clients do their thing. After about four weeks of in-facility maturation, 30 bottles of fermented fruit emerge ready for you to bottle, cork, and label with the aid of Wine Kitz's intuitive, user-friendly machinery.
2730 Iris St.
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