Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Wine, Whiskey, Craft Beer

Do I have your attention now? Thought so. A couple of months ago I came across this Groupon offer of a "Grape & Grain" tour of the Fredericksburg area. Now it appears we have an expanded version of such a tour being organized. Bill Freehling writes in the Fredericksburg Business Browser,
A new tourism initiative aims to promote the Fredericksburg area’s various alcoholic-beverage producers. 
The Grapes and Grains Trail allows people to buy a $12 ticket that gets them a tour of the Hartwood Winery, Potomac Point Winery, Lake Anna Winery, Mattaponi Winery, Blue & Gray Brewing Co. and A. Smith Bowman Distillery. 
The ticket also includes a stemless wine glass for tastings with the Grapes and Grains Trail logo on it, and a 20 percent discount at each facility’s gift shop.
The Grapes and Grains Trail partnership officially kicks off Father's Day weekend, June 16-17. There will be special events at the participating wineries, distillery and brewery. This is a great way to promote tourism in the local area. We'll have to find a weekend, and a designated driver, to do a tour and report back.

Grapes and Grain tour has a Facebook page where updates are posted.

See "Fredericksburg area gets its own alcohol trail" for more information.


  1. That's a crazy good deal. We have a ton of wineries around our local Fredericksburg (TX, that is) but no breweries or distilleries yet. $10 is the cost of just one tasting at just one winery. Sweet deal, there.

  2. PH, 45er, I'm going to have to find a time to to do the tour. Father's Day won't work, but soon.

  3. I'm definitely hitting up the old lady on this one.

    If I can get on the first one Father's Day, I'll tell you all about it.

  4. Looking forward to your report MSgtB!


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