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Tours to see wineries have become quite popular and now it is has become a widely enjoyed option when it comes to holidays. You can get together with a couple of friends, walk along vineyards, discover where you favourite wine comes from and enjoy a glass of the finest wine in a beautiful setting. Don’t be intimidated to go on a tour if you’re a beginner. The experts you meet will be very happy to tell you all about their wines and you will be able to taste several different types so that you can find something that you’re particular to.
Before you go on the tour, make sure you pack well for the trip. One of the essential things you should pack for the tour is an empty box of wine. You may be buying a bottle of wine on this tour and you want to keep it safe and stable on the return trip. You can buy a box at your local wine store. Think about whether you’ll be driving the car or hiring a driver. Sometimes wineries will be located far apart and you may have to drive to reach those locations. It is better to have a designated driver as it will give you a more relaxing experience. There are mini bus services arranged by companies that cater to wine tasting and you will be able to visit the winery with all of your family. You will be able to negotiate the price depending on the size of your party.
You can take children on the tour but sometimes they may get bored in the tasting rooms. Make sure that you ask the wineries you visit if they have anything to occupy children such as small play areas. You can even take a few colouring books so that they are occupied while you’re tasting the wine. It is better if you start the winery tour early so that it is not very crowded. Weekends will be especially busy and the owners will not have a lot of time to talk with you. You can also visit the wineries in the off season so that you can avoid the tourists. They will be mostly packed in the summer or autumn.
You can go visit some smaller wineries where it is not very crowded so that you get to actually talk to the people. You will learn interesting things and it can be a wonderful experience. But no matter where you go, make sure that you’re always polite and respectful to the people who are working in the winery. They may be overworked in the tourist season and there could be some delays. You can also try new wines and wines that are special to that locality.