Top 5 Pro Tips for Wine Tours
Top 5 Pro Tips for Wine Tours – what a great start to spring and summer planning! Driverseat Kitchener East spends a lot of time in Niagara’s wine country with our guests.
A winery tour is a great way to spend the day with friends or coworkers. Every trip we make, our clients rave about the experiences. As a result, we are booking more custom charters like this. Engaged couples are also turning to experiences instead of traditional gifts for their wedding parties. Memories last longer than almost any gift. As a result, we speak with more and more people every week about the nuances of organizing these great events.
1. Picking the wineries
- Visit no more than 2 or 3 wineries a day. This lets you enjoy the experience and not have to rush when you find something really special.
- Visit wineries early in the day if possible, you will beat the late-day tourists and larger crowds.
- Research large and small wineries. Some offer cooking classes, traditional regional meals, or other activities paired with the tasting of their wines.
2. Dress for the occasion
- Whites and light colors are great in summer, maybe not if you are planning on drinking red wine, visiting growing areas or the cellar.
- Bring a sweater or jacket in case you tour the cellars. That’s where they age and store wine and it can be chilly.
- If you love wearing high heels, some walking shoes as well. Sometimes a walk in the vineyard is part of the wine tour.
- Fancy dress is great for a candlelit dinner or a night out. Something comfortable and casual (and stylish!) is a great choice. Remember you are visiting a very specialized farm.
- Don’t wear too much perfume or cologne – it may alter your sense of smell and that of those around you. Smell is an important part of tasting wines.
3. Explore beyond your favorite wines
- Every winery has its own unique way of growing the grapes and recipes for producing wine. Trying something new may uncover a new fave.
- Winery personnel love to explain the nuances of their product and you will learn something new.
4. Designate a driver who doesn’t join in the tastings
- We have that covered! We love wine tours and have a booking link for you.
5. Take snacks and water with you
- You could even have a picnic in a park between wineries.
- Great for the end of the day and the ride home.