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
HOW TO JOIN THE FUN
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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