If you’re a wine connoisseur or you’re a beginner to the wine tasting scene, going on a tour to see some wineries will be the ideal holiday activity for you. You can plan the trip with your family or friends so that you can all enjoy a fun day together. There are a few things you should know before you go on such a tour. First of all, you need to do some research. There are many vineyards to be found so you need to know where you want to go first.
To determine where you’re going for the wine tour, come up with some options first. It is good to visit both old and new wineries as they might be doing things a little differently from each other. Also, this would create a more diverse tour for you. When you choose new wineries to visit, it is always best to call ahead and ask whether they offer wine tasting as part of the tour. Some wineries will only give you a tour of the facility.
You also need to know what you like when it comes to wine. If you have a certain preference, whether it is dry or sweet wines, you can research a bit and find out which wineries are making it. This way you can visit and see how your favourite wine is being made. If you’re a beginner to wine tasting and you don’t have much of a preference yet, you can go ahead and try all of them. You will be able to find out what you like best as you go along on the tour. You also need to know the good wine tasting tours of the particular winery or wineries you’re visiting, the hours of operation, the starting times for the tours and all the costs that come along with it.
You can plan several stops in a day so that your whole day is booked. You can ideally have 3 to 5 stops. But you need to make sure that you have enough time to travel between wineries and also enough time to shop. There will be gift shops at the wineries that you’d like to browse. Also, you may need to book some time for lunch. The time of the year is also very important when it comes to visiting wineries. They are most popular during the summer and autumn seasons. You may have to start your tour earlier if you go during these seasons. But if you want a quieter tour without the crowds and the noise, you can plan your tour in the off season.