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Winery Day Trip – River North - SOLD OUT

  • Apr 6, 2013 · 9:15 AM
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  Experience Illinois wine country with a roundtrip motorcoach ride from the city and tours, tastings, lunch, and discounts

  Winery Day Trip – River North

  On April 6, you’ll check in with Groupon guides at the River North meet-up spot and board the motorcoach, which features bottled water and a restroom. We'll head to Fox Valley Winery first; then onto Acquaviva Winery.
At Fox Valley Winery, you'll tour the winemaking facility and try eight tastings of the vintner's locally grown wines. At Acquaviva Winery, a tour showcases the winemaking process from grape to bottle and introduces you to six vintages. At lunchtime, chefs pull pizzas from a wood-fired oven and toss together salad.

 Our Host: Stacy, look for her at the event.
 Trip Host : Groupon Staffer

  Normal Cost $ 109
  Groupon Cost $ 59

1. RSVP Yes
2. BUY the Groupon voucher > click here to purchase <
3. BOOK your spot for April 6
4  SHOW UP and look for one another there.

  What is Included

  • Wine Tours and Tastings -Fox Valley Winery: Tour and an eight-sample tasting Acquaviva Winery: Grape-to-bottle tour and a six-sample tasting

  • Motorcoach Transportation - Roundtrip ride from River North to Fox Valley Winery and Acquaviva Winery

  • Lunch - Selection of wood-fired pizzas and salad

  • Discounts - Acquaviva Winery: 10% off all case and market purchases
    Fox Valley Winery: 5% off six bottles, 10% off mixed cases, 15% off full cases.

When Saturday, April 6 check-in: 9:15 a.m. | drop-off: 4 p.m.

Fox Valley Winery's owners, the Faltz family, have been growing grapevines since 2000, and at the vineyard near Sheridan, grandkids play among the rows as visitors picnic on the grounds. The winery itself is located in Oswego, where groups tour the facility and sample wines on the patio or cozied up by the fireplace. Its awards include a 2010 double gold at the Illinois State Fair for its Amore port-style wine and a slew of prizes for its traminette, including a bronze medal at the 2008 Lone Star International Wine Competition.

Acquaviva Winery's 40-acre estate vineyard is home to a 20,000-square-foot winery and tasting room. Owner Vito Brandonisio hails from Bari, Italy, where he often visited his grandfather's vineyard as a child, so when he built his own winery, he indulged in stunning Italian architecture and commissioned artist Andre Zabela to hand-paint the ceilings. The wines have taken home prizes from the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, the Illinois State Fair Wine Competition, and more. The winery also boasts a Neapolitan-style pizza bistro where chefs make their own gnocchi and bake brazilian lobster tails in lemon-butter sauce.

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River North

600 W Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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  • john

    Does anyone know if there is street parking where we meet the bus in Chicago?

    March 22, 2013

  • Paul

    I live in the suburbs and plan to drive to the winerys. Any idea what time I should get myself to whichever the first winery is? I have eaten at the Acqauviva winery twice and the food and atmosphere is great, never had a tour behind the scenes.

    March 21, 2013

    • Ali ☀.

      You should contact Groupon, who is hosting this event. There should be a number on the voucher that you purchased. Have fun!

      March 21, 2013

  • Scott

    If you have a VIP Groupon Membership, you can still buy the deal.

    March 19, 2013

    • Stacy

      Didn't know they had such a thing I had better check that out :)

      March 19, 2013

  • Donna P.

    Groupon is sold out. Maybe next time

    March 18, 2013

  • Stacy

    We are all checked in. Looking forward to a good time.

    March 10, 2013

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