Tips For Your First Wine Tour

Posted on: 8 May 2017

If you have just started on the magical journey that is going on wine tours, you likely are excited and maybe a little bit nervous. You might really want this to be a hobby that you excel at and enjoy. Here are some tips for your first wine tour so that it can go as successfully as possible.

1. Seek Out Caveau des Vignerons

If you are short on time, then consider seeking out a caveau des vignerons. This is a group that mainly operates with the goal of helping the farmers that are in the area grow their grapes and make them into wine. They provide practical expertise, as well as promotion for these different farmers because if one farmer profits and sells a lot of wine, the entire region profits. If you are short on time or just need a good place to start while you are on vacation, look for one of these groups because they will have each of the different wines in the area for you to sample. This will allow you to get the idea of the wines of the area to further narrow down your wine tour to the exact farms that you want to visit. It will also allow you to get an overall sense of the area and move on if need be. This group can also put you in touch with the other farmers.

2. Talk to the Restaurant Workers

While you are traveling, be sure that you talk to your server at each restaurant that you visit because they will be a wealth of information about the wine suppliers in the area. They will be able to recommend different wineries that you should hit up while you are travelling and tell you which you should steer clear of. This is a great way to get some information from a local.

3. Set Aside a Lot of Time

Tasting wine is a leisure activity. Don't rush yourself to go to as many wineries as possible. This will significantly reduce the quality of your overall experience. Set aside at least an hour in between each tasting so that you have enough time to savor the wine, as well as potentially eat a meal with the wine, since your tasting experience increases whenever you pair the wine with actual food.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in wine tours, like Ambassador Limousine. They might have additional information about the specific area that you want to visit.

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