Most people enjoy a nice glass of wine with friends and loved ones. Over the last 25 years visits to wineries have really grown in numbers. Millions of people each and every year are heading out to wineries.
There are many different types and sizes of wineries to choose from. You can find them in place like Napa Valley all the way to South Africa. Here are a few tips for making the most out of your own trip to a winery.
(1). Make Your Trip 'Goal' Oriented
It doesn't have to be complicated or full of hours of research. Just having a general idea about what you expect and what you want to do helps avoid times of indecision. Some people already have the specific winery in mind that they'd like to see. Some people are more budget-oriented in their choices. Regardless of the winery you choose it can be a really nice time for everyone.
(2). Don't Cram in Too Many Visits Into One Trip
There are people who want to see how many different wineries they can cram into one trip. A more leisurely approach can be much more enjoyable. You want to be able to relax and enjoy yourself without feeling rushed or hurried.
(3). Always Make Reservations
Some wineries have limits on how many people can visit per day. That means showing up unannounced can prove to be disappointing. With reservations you are already expected and there will be plenty of time for you to see it all. Controlling the numbers is a good way to ensure everyone has a good time.
(4). Hire a Driver
You can get a lot of pleasure out of being driven around. You can focus on the scenery and not on the road and other drivers. Having a driver who is familiar with the area can really take a lot of the pressure off. It's not always that easy to find everything you'd like to see.
(5). Whenever Possible Take Your Trip on a Weekday
This can be hard to swing for some people, depending on their schedules. If you can pull it off you'll find that most places are much less crowded during the week. It can make for a really nice visit.
(6). Be Creative
Why not plan a picnic for your trip? Most wineries have really nice areas to sit and taste their wines. Grab some cheese, spreads, dips, and have a nice little sit-down. It's a fun way to spend your day while you enjoy the fine wines.
(7). Take in The Tour
They usually let the visitors decide whether to just taste wines or take the tour. The tours are full of interesting information. They're quite educational. Learn about their wines and how they're made. A lot of wine lovers are really into the whole wine-making process. They say the wine is 'alive'. Learn why it is you like the taste of your favorite wine so much.
I hope these 7 tips designed for planning trip to winery give you some good ideas. The main thing is to enjoy your visit and make the most out of it.