Lessons Learned from Years with Businesses
Preparing for a Winery Tour
You need always to prepare well when you go for a winery tour. This is especially important for those taking a tour for the first time.
It is important to have a clear picture of the area. If you are on a guided tour, then you shall have it planned out, with a tour operator who understands the area. But in case you are part of a group that is there by themselves, you need to have maps, whether paper or electronic, to help you get around. Vineyards are usually in remote places. Without knowing where you are going, you will get lost.
You need to eat well before going on the tour. You will thus not get intoxicated quickly. If you are a regular drinker, you may withstand more quantities of alcohol before getting drunk. It is important to understand your alcohol metabolism. A good practice would be to get into the habit of drinking some wine with your meals the days before embarking on the tour, to build up your tolerance.
There shall also be sops at the winery you need to visit. You should find certain types of wine not common back home. Their prices shall also be friendlier than what you get elsewhere.
You may ask for a private tour. In case they do not, there are still the group guided tours. Private tours are common in their offseasons.
You need to check if there are complementary featured wines before paying for the tasting. Those, in turn, help them advertise their products.
You can also ask for more info here about wines. You will be left in a better position to know which wines go with which meals, and such knowledge. You could also get some education through online wine courses before planning such a tour.
You can ask to take some of the wines you are interested in buying before you do. You may see a wine you like, but the taste may not be as appealing to you. This saves you a lot of money, as you make better choices.
You need to also come out with plenty of pictures of your tour. There is no better way to keep memories of the great time you just had.
You also need to make proper travel arrangements, especially for when you leave the winery. 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. None of you wants to get into an accident. You also do not want to get on the wrong side of the law. AS much as you are having fun, there are still rules that need to adhere to.