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 Traditional Vintage winemaking experience and 30 bottles of wine of your own creation at Wine Kitz in St. Catherines (a $160 value). This Groupon includes the $45 winery fee, corks, labels, and 750 mL wine bottles.
Wine Kitz guides oenophiles through the ins and outs of custom winemaking. Helpful staff are on hand to suggest a palate-pleasing varietal, taking into account each client's tastes and spillage tendencies. Customers delve into the easy and relatively quick process of mixing and adding grape juice and yeast to form an 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. Groupon purchasers may purchase an upgraded kit for an additional charge.