How to Have the Best Time on a Winery Tour
When you go for a winery tour, it is important to keep certain things in mind. If you are on it for the first time; you need to be especially concerned about the preparations.
You need to know which wineries you shall be visiting, and where they are located. In case you are on a guided tour, you need not worry much. If not, then you need to get the right maps for the area to be toured. Vineyards are usually in remote places. Without knowing where you are going, you will get lost.
You also need to make sure you have had a proper meal before starting the tour. This shall help you not get intoxicated too fast. If you are a regular drinker, you may withstand more quantities of alcohol before getting drunk. You need to find out more about your body. You could also increase your consumption days before the tour starts.
There shall also be sops at the winery you need to visit. They will have some fine wines you cannot get anywhere else. Their prices shall also be friendlier than what you get elsewhere.
You can also opt for a private tour while there if it available. In case they do not, there are still the group guided tours. For the private tours, aim to go when they are less busy, as someone shall be available to take you around.
Since wine tasting costs money, ask first if they have complementary featured wines. They are interested in spreading their name, and so will offer some if there are any.
If you do not know much about wines, you shall be in the right place to learn more. They shall gladly tell you how to explain what you are tasting, and how to select the best wines for each occasion. You could also get some education through online wine courses before planning such a tour.
It is important to ask for a taste of a given wine before buying bottles of it. There have been cases where people’s thoughts on a given wine turned out to be different from reality. You will thus be sure of what you are buying this way.
You need to take lots of pictures on your tour. There is no better way to keep memories of the great time you just had.
You should have planned for the right person to drive you away after the tour. Since there shall be quite a few glasses of wine consumed all around, none of you should be in the driver’s seat when you leave a winery. There is a high likelihood the wine will impair tour driving and lead to an accident. You need to also see to it that you do not violate any laws. Respect the traffic rules at the destination by having appropriate travel arrangements in place.