For wine lovers, wine tours are a great chance for you to taste new types of wine, and see the farms where they are prepared and talk to the owners. There is no better way to enjoy your vacation as a wine lover than visiting different wineries to experience the taste of different wine types and get to talk to the friendly locals. As you plan for the wine tour, you need to remember a few things so that your tour will be enjoyable and memorable afterward, and you will learn about a few of them from this article. Below are some of the things you should know before you go for a wine tour.
Choose a dress code that allows you to be free so that you can wear that to the wine tour. Since the wine tour is an adventure, avoid clothes that will restrict you to move around so that you can enjoy the day.
Have a car that you will drive in around the wineries, and choose a designated driver to make sure you move around safely. You may think you will just take a little but it ends up a little too much and you can be drunk, so choose someone to remain sober for your safety.
Plan to visit the wineries at the seasons of the year when the winery owners are not too busy so that you get time to talk to them and avoid the rush. If you are planning a wine tour during the peak seasons, plan to move out early in the morning so that you find the owners not so busy and you can talk to them.
There are different types of wine, so know the type you like most so that you can tour the wineries that make them. Choose a winery that will give you something you like, and you will have something you are familiar with to taste and buy, and other new varieties that you can taste to explore what you can buy next wine tour.
Each winery may have different charges for wine tasting during tours, so know what you will be paying when you get there so that you plan on paying. Going to the winery which you haven’t asked for the tasting charges can cost you more than you expected or more than you have, and it can ruin your experience so make inquiries ahead of the visit.
Take an empty crate with you on the wine tour, so that you can keep the wine the wine bottles that you will buy at the winery.
Since kids are not allowed in the wine tasting, find them something to do as the rest of you taste so that they are busy.
Eating before wine tasting will help you enjoy the wine tour as you take in different wine because wine and an empty stomach are really not friends.